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.

R 61-4, 1961

Mixed Media, 99 x 81 x 4 cm.

©image: Caldic Collection

Collection: Caldic Collection, Wassenaar.

Jan Schoonhoven (1914-1994) starts making monochrome reliefs in 1955, working with cardboard and papier-maché. The initially irregular, almost organic structures become more strictly ordered around 1960. The pattern of these reliefs reminds one of typecases. They are produced exclusively in white. In 1960, Schoonhoven co-founds the Nul group together with Armando, Henderikse and Peeters. They want to set themselves apart from the grand gestures of informal art with emotionless works that seamlessly align with the new, sober times. Schoonhoven writes in 1964: ‘The aim is to ground reality as art in an impersonal way.’ Schoonhoven’s reliefs have meanwhile become just as ‘iconic’ as Fontana’s slashed canvases and Manzoni’s ‘achromatics’.

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> Jan J. Schoonhoven.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #5 but vision itself. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 December 2012 - 10 February 2013.