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.

Whips & Furs: My Life as a Bon Vivant, Gambler & Love Rat, 2000

Book, 17.8 x 10.7 cm, 167 p, language: English, publisher: ATTACK! Books, London, ISBN: 1 84068 035 0.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/849).

Literary synopsis *Whips and Furs: My Life as a Bon Vivant, Gambler and Love Rat* is a truly hilarious account of the life of Jesus H Christ. Narrated in the first person, and supposedly uncovered and edited by the unstinting wind-up artist, Stewart Home, *Whips and Furs* purports to be the 'real' account of how the Bible came to be. Irreverant and irreligous, it is rather surprising that Home hasn't found his way onto the church's 'most wanted' list. The book sees Jesus, assistant to his brother-in-law, the renowned camel-dealer, Judas Iscariot, incompetently traversing the towns and being repeatedly swindled by a mysterious con-man and his female cohort. A detourned 'historical' novel with the structure based on the faked fifth volume of *My Life and Loves* by Frank Harris. The content is lifted and adapted to the required historical setting from two out-of-copyright sources: *An African Millionaire* by Grant Allen and *The Lustful Turk by Anonymous*. Just as Alex Trocchi -who faked the final volume of *My Life and Loves*- satirised Frank Harris in his text, so Stewart Home has used this work to burlesque *Anonymous* in particular. [Novel website](http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/sp/whips.htm)

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Artists

> Stewart Home.

> Jesus H. Christ.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

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

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

> 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.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.