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.

Golgotha, 1978

Sculpture, 200 x 110 x 70 cm.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0491_44).

In 1979 Jan Cox travels to Israel and there comes into contact with Arab culture.  He keeps a diary where he records his impressions and thoughts, and also composes some letters to friends back home.  From one such to Adriaan Raemdonck: “…it's Israel, but an Arabic world.  The mosques dominate the Wailing Wall […] one feels quite clearly that the Jewish word is artificially implanted upon the Arabic.  The land is Arabic, forcefully modeled by the Jews.  It remains an Arabic land occupied by the Jews; 2000 years is too much."

There, Jan Cox confronts his Jewish-Christian background with the Arabic society, and refers in his sculpture Golgotha to Mt. Calvary where Christ was crucified.  He further notes: “… it's a farewell to a world become Christian, unforeseen.  Revelation [of an] Arabic world.  My Golgotha and fetishism, […] with the luck of having begun with almost nothing and then just finding the one symbol (fetish) after another until it seemed complete.  But it must become humanly individualized in Christ."  

This journey paralyzed Jan Cox with a deep-seated fear of a resurgence of fascism or totalitarianism.  A fear, or 'pressure of reality', against which he was unable to cope.  In the night of 7-8 October, Jan Cox put an end to his own life. 

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> Exhibition: INBOX: Jan Cox – Aflevering 2: Hoe de herinnering van een kunstenaar hedendaags houden? De keuze van Vaast Colson. M HKA, Antwerp, 06 May 2014 - 01 June 2014.

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> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2014 [Acquisitions 2014].