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.

1m², 2007

Installation, 1 x 1m².

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0438_1).

Akhunov’s 1 m² is what could be called the tiniest large retrospective of an artist's work. Five hundred matchboxes are filled with small-scale reproductions, drawings and plans taken from his journals and albums from 1976 to 1991. The artist uses the idea of the hippies travelling in Central Asia, who used matchboxes to hide pieces of hashish, and uses it for his travelling pocket-sized exhibition of the “banned USSR avant-garde artists”. At the same time, the work is related to Western conceptual art of the 1960s, particularly by Marcel Duchamp and his consecrated everyday objects.

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Artist

> Vyacheslav Akhunov.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The Melancholy of Resistance. Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, 06 November 2010 - 03 January 2011.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. M HKA, Antwerp, 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herzele – Beyond words. M HKA, Herzele, 03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.

> Exhibition: Museum E!: Dreams. Immaculata, Edegem, 11 April 2018 - 11 October 2018.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #5 Vyacheslav Akhunov, Babi Badalov & Azat Sargsyan. M HKA, Antwerpen, 21 May 2010 - 04 July 2010.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

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> Ensemble: Lenin - Art.

> Ensemble: CENTRAL ASIA.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.