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.

Untitled, 1977-1978

Drawing, 34.6 x 24.5 cm.

Heyv muhka 07 ©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0408_07).

René Heyvaert worked as an architect in Ghent and the USA prior to the late-1960's when starting to devote himself exclusively to visual art.  And it was only in the years after his death, in 1984, that his work became known to a wider circle of art lovers.

For Heyvaert, the making of art was a way of escaping from physical and mental difficulties brought on by protracted illness.  On the one hand his work obsessively examines his own relationship to reality, while on the other hand we may also view his oeuvre as a kind of meditation.  Working slowly and precisely, the artist indeed comes to some manner of rest.

The oeuvre of René Heyvaert is marked by a sober and minimalist visual language.  Whether it takes the form of colorful lines and geometric patterns on squared paper, pencil on paper, perforated or plaited paper, the work always communicates the 'desperate' (trans)action in a direct way.  For him, this act is in itself of equal importance as the resulting artifact. 

The unusual and deceptive simplicity of his work focuses attention on the material.  Using abstract, geometric forms and patterns, he makes collage-like paper braided works.  By this braiding process, Heyvaert indeed succeeds in making 3-dimensional works from paper.  In this way, he attempts to dissolve the border between drawing and object.  He sees drawings not just as objects but, conversely, he also sees objects as drawings in space. 

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> René Heyvaert.

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> Tentoonstelling: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.