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.

Starthuisje [Starting House], 1991

Sculpture, 28 x 10 x 12.5 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5968).

This model of a starter’s hut is the design for one of the few projects realised by the Dutch artist John Körmeling. This odd building has stood at the rowing match site at Harkstede near Groningen in the Netherlands since 1992.

“Although I do have a penchant for conceptual art, I find durable projects great fun. My first building, the Starting House, has now been standing at the rowing competition course in Harkstede for ten years. It isn’t being used anymore, because they’ve discovered that it’s too windy there to row! They have now given the wind some purpose by setting up windmills there, but the Starter’s Hut is deserted. It’s a pity. If I were to drive past it, not knowing who had designed it, I would certainly take a photo because I think it’s so beautiful. I like that, art that confuses you, where you have to make a mental adjustment to understand it.”  (John Körmeling)

John Körmeling studied architecture. But he does not like linear solutions, compromises, or purely functional or decorative things. So it is easier for him to use his energy, creativity and absurd ideas as an artist rather than as an architect, although his fascination with space can be felt in all his work.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Visite Roeselare – The Green Line. , 05 May 2016 - 19 June 2016.

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

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.