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.

Sea Mines II, 2002

Painting, 32.2 x 30 cm.

 © Wilhelm Sasnal. Image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007343).

Like in many other semi-figurative semi-abstract paintings made by Wilhelm Sasnal here it’s also almost impossible to say what this image is about from the first glimpse. The title of the painting clarifies that there are sea mines in front of the viewer. The surface where the objects are located recalls a conditional and simplified map or a globe. The shadow of the right mine reveals the presence of a wall behind them. Sasnal found these mines as seemingly outdated artefacts in a small museum on the Polish coast.

In his works, Sasnal often merges elements form the reality and some images that could have taken from subconsciousness. Nowadays the military objects which were suppressed in the imagination as faraway fears of death and loss, are becoming frighteningly real and immediate once more. History is haunting.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Exhibition: The collection XIII – LUZ (intervention and composition by Carla Arocha) – Winter 2005-06. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), Antwerpen, 25 November 2005 - 12 November 2006.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: The collection XIV – Spring 2006. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 February 2006 - 23 April 2006.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Addressing Memory.

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> Ensemble: Surface as Depth.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Wilhelm Sasnal.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: The Primacy of the Everyday.

Related Items

>Wilhelm Sasnal, Sea Mines I, 2002.Film, oil, canvas, 40.5 x 40 cm.