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.

A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark, 1889

Book, 199 p, language: English, publisher: London: Reeves and Turner, ISBN: N/A.


Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2027/733).

Literary synopsis

The House of the Wolflings is a "historical work that gradually admits the existence of a reality beyond the real in which machinery and convention were overtaking by sensibility and life –to portray worlds of clear air and water, which are drenched with bursting colourful life. Morris peopled these worlds with leaders and warlords, robbers and farmers, witches and thralls, heroes and heroines. The concern is more with communities than with individuals. Morris said *House* was “meant to illustrate the melting of the individual into the society of the tribes”."

- Ian Covell, Dreamer of Dreams, 2006

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

"The water-coloured worlds are based on the experiences of his lifetime: he knew ­having studied politics, history and craftsmanship, as well as spending his formative years in the countryside of the mid-nineteenth century­ what changes the absence of technology would make."

- Ian Covell, Dreamer of Dreams, 2006

Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Fantasy, Prose poetry.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Mysticism, Rituals.

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> William Morris.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

Goldin senneby

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

Labf 05

> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.