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.

Mutation, 2009

Sculpture, 4 x (24 x 29 x 15 cm).

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7725_M474).

Mutation reflects formally on how former communist symbols, monuments and cultural objects are losing their ideological meaning and become part of a non-ideological context. Early on, Erbossyn Meldibekov had already turned the classical Lenin bust into an “art-Lenin” and a “central-Asian Lenin”. For his M HKA-exhibition he added to the first three a Lumumba-like Lenin. It refers to a situation of ethnic conflicts and political incertitude comparable to the recent one in Kyrgyzstan but it obviously also engages the situation in which it is presented; this is a “Belgian Lenin”.

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>Mutation, 2009 "Some ideological sculptures I 'bring' to post-modernism with my own hands, or expose them to a process of de-ideologization... Let's take the example of a small bust of Lenin - if it is stretched horizontally, it becomes like Genghis Khan. If it is crushed vertically, it will look like Giacometti. If you increase the size of its lips, it turns out to be Lumumba - this reminds us of the similarities between African and Kyrgyz riots. The main meaning and method, which is used in creating the sculptures in this project, is the instability and fluidity of the situation in Central Asia." (Yerbossyn Meldibekov, quote from an essay published in the catalogue of the exhibition "Lingua Franca”, Central Asian Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale 2011)

>Mutation —'Lenin'

>Mutation — Giacometti 

>Mutation — Genghis Khan 

>Mutation —'Lumumba Lenin'


> Erbossyn Meldibekov.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: The Collection. M HKA, Antwerpen, 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #3 Gulnara Kasmaliyeva & Muratbek Djumaliev, Yerbossyn Meldibekov. M HKA, Antwerpen, 21 January 2010 - 07 March 2010.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Lenin - Art.

> Ensemble: CENTRAL ASIA.

Related Items

>Erbossyn Meldibekov, Family Album, 2009.Print, 9 x (15 x 20 cm), 3 x (20 x 15 cm), 12 x (20 x 30 cm).