M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Imaginair Ballet [Imaginary Ballet], 1998

Installation, ca. 300 x 600 cm.

©image: M HKA, Antwerp

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK7206).

Guy Mees comes from a generation of artists who shaped their ideas during the Zero Movement. This group reacted against existing conventions and sought a new visual idiom. The method of forgetting and not conforming generated new insights which also became visible in Mees’ work. He used various media to arrive at this postulation. Nevertheless, however varied his work may be, a personal dialectic regarding painting is always visible. Mees seems to want to break painting open, to question and examine it. In recent years the artist has appeared to formulate his artistic message in a way that is less abstract. Here too the work has a figurative legibility. Mees has cut the coloured paper and hung it up on the wall like a rhythmic game. Taking the title into account, it seems indisputably to be all about dresses and light clothing. Guy Mees has always supported the idea that art can be interpreted without endless explanations. He is evidently trying to make something clear to us. We see a sunny spring day in which the girl’s clothing turns into blossoming colours. It is an imaginary ballet that unfolds before our eyes.

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> Guy Mees.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXIV. M HKA, Antwerpen, 11 September 2009 - 28 February 2010.

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

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: Politics of Experience.

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> Ensemble: Lost Space.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Guy Mees.