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.

Ann Veronica Janssens

° 1956

Born in Folkstone (GB), lives in Brussels (BE), works in Brussels (BE).

Ann Veronica Janssens mainly does site-specific works. She is neither sculptor nor architect. Taking a specific space as her starting point, she adds forms and volumes to the existing architecture. For this, she sets out discretely: she submits herself to the given space, to the given architectural forms. Often she chooses for unexpected, unobvious places like a stairway, a ceiling or a window ledge. Her interventions bring the specific qualities of an environment to light. She sets out signposts, intended to let viewers define themselves against reality. In what way does our point of view determine our perception? How does the viewer relate vis-à-vis a specific place? Originally she worked chiefly with industrial materials – concrete, wood and glass – and primary forms. Since 1990 her work increasingly displays a more immaterial character: light, sound and fog instead of rough building materials. These works lead to a drastic total-experience that completely changes our perception of the space.


>Ann Veronica Janssens, Ann Veronica Janssens, 1997.Book, ink, paper, 20 x 26 cm, 79p., language : Dutch, French, English, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen.

>Ann Veronica Janssens, La pluie météorique, 1997.Installation, gravel, variable dimensions.

>Hans Theys, Ann Veronica Janssens, Het raadsel van de verdwenen kat (L'énigme du chat perdu) [book], 1999.Book, ink, paper, 96 p., ISBN 90-9012-440-3.

>Ann Veronica Janssens, Untitled, 2002.Installation, 2000-watt follow spot, artificial mist, Dimensions variable .

>Ann Veronica Janssens, Magic Mirrors, 2019.Sculpture, 220 x 110 x 1.2 cm.

>Ann Veronica Janssens, Art & Flatnixing #40 - Ann Veronica Janssens [video], 2020.Video, 00:29:29.

>Ann Veronica Janssens, Magic Mirror Steel Blue, 2022.Sculpture, dichroic laminated glass consisting of crash glass, float and gelatin filters , 220 x 110 x 1.8 cm .

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>Ann Veronica Janssens, Ann Veronica Janssens - 2014 - Chapelle Saint-Vincent à Grignan [FR, essay].Text, 2 p..

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Ann Veronica Janssens. 31 January 1997 - 30 March 1997.

> Exhibition: Energy Flash – The Rave Movement. 17 June 2016 - 25 September 2016.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk - Genkenaren kiezen kunst. 02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.

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

> Exhibition: Hommage à Bernd Lohaus. 20 January 2011.

> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen — Window on Infinity. 23 March 2024 - 18 August 2024.

> Exhibition: Narcisse Tordoir – The Pink Spy. 13 March 2014 - 25 May 2014.

> Exhibition: The City Collection: IN/SIGHT. 16 May 2024 - 06 January 2025.

> Exhibition: The collection XXX – The Museum of Forgotten History, with intervention by Maarten Vanden Eynde. 29 June 2012 - 16 September 2012.

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> Ensemble: 2024.


> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: De M HKA - Collectie [The M HKA Collection].




> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Passing Pieces.

> Ensemble: The City Collection / De Stadscollectie / La collection municipale.

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> Ensemble: VIDEO.