M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Ik Jan Cremer 1, 2011

Book, 21.5 x 13.5 cm, 389 p, language: Dutch, publisher: Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, ISBN: ISBN 9789023428435.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/835).

Literary synopsis In *Ik, Jan Cremer* the writer fuses auto-biography with the skillful unraveling of fantasy identities. The lead character, as a child, sees great turmoil, hardship and suffering during World War II. When after 1945 The Netherlands becomes stable and more prosperous, he cannot adjust and is placed in various institutions for juvenile delinquents. As a young man he becomes a smuggler, a marine, a beatnik artist in Ibiza, a merchant seaman, a criminal, an art student with a bursary in Paris, an amateur actor, complete with a series of love affairs. The novel reflects a sense of splintered identity, there is an endearing mixture of humor, brutality, rebellion, told in a large number of short chapters which seem to swerve between identities. Cremer declared war on double standards, challenged authority and taboos at any given opportunity; *Ik, Jan Cremer* depicts explicit love-making, hash smoking, bar brawls and a chapter on the author's bowel movements. [Novel website](http://www.jancremer.com/index.php?subpage=books/&page=book6)

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Autobiography.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Art, Drugs, Nihilism, Sex, Transgression Identity, War.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

Goldin senneby

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

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> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

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> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.

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>Jan Cremer, Ik Jan Cremer Tweede Boek, 2008.Book, ink, paper, 21.5 x 13.5 cm, 501 p, language: Dutch, publisher: Amsterdam: Ulysses/De Bezige Bij, ISBN: 9789023428169.

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>Jan Cremer, Ik Jan Cremer Derde Boek, 2008.Book, ink, paper, 21.5 x 13.6 cm, 543 p, language: Dutch, publisher: Amsterdam: De Bezige Bij, ISBN: 9789023429821.