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.

Jacques Lizène

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° 1946

Born in Liège (BE), lives in Liège (BE), born in Antwerp (BE), based in Antwerp (BE).

 Jacques Lizène (°1946, Ougrée, België) is one of the most productive members of the Liège artists’ collective CAP (Cercle d’Art Prospectif, ‘Circle of Prospective Art’), which also included Pierre Courtois, Jacques Lennep, Jacques-Louis Nyst and Jean-Pierre Ransonnet. In 1972–1982 they developed a considerable body of work that we would now call ‘relational’. Their outlook was reminiscent of the Fluxus movement, although Lizène characterises his own work as ‘Non-Fluxus’. Fluxus embraces life, but Lizène claims to be working against it, and does not hesitate to use his own person to prove this, having had a vasectomy performed at an early age.

Lizène sees his works as products put out by a virtual Institut de l’Art Stupide. They are ‘easy’, ‘unimportant’, even ‘ridiculous’. He rebels against many things, but especially against the values and attitudes of the elite art world. He wants all its institutions to suffer the agony of ridicule: the museum, the gallery and not least the artist. Lizène makes fun of all ‘serious’ aesthetic discourse that is in fact nothing but pretentious empty speech. That is why he presents itself as ‘a minor master from Liège from the second half of the 20th century’. Yet it is precisely this self-deprecation that brings Lizène the attention of the institutions against which he rebels.

Ultimately, the ‘fool’ Lizène belongs to the art world he ridicules, and he is well aware of this. The paradox of subversion – that any system can only be undermined from within – underpins his whole practice.


>Jacques Lizène, 2009

>Jacques Lizène, Peinture à la manière fécale, 1977. Dessin mediocre d'art syncretique, 1964. Olivier croisé sapin croisé palmier croisé cactus. Remake 2010 et projection vidéo. , 1964-2010.Mixed Media, mixed media, canvas, video projection, 200 x 150 cm.

>Jacques Lizène, Chaise découpée [Cut-Up Chair], 1964-2008.Sculpture, wood, canvas, 83 x 40 x 35 cm.

>Jacques Lizène, Contraindre le corps à s’inscrire dans le cadre, 1971.Photography, 7 dia.

>Jacques Lizène, Contraindre le corps à s’inscrire dans le cadre de la photo, 1971.Photography, 30 zwart-wit foto's, 76 x 89 cm.

>Jacques Lizène, Personnage photographié regardant le spectateur d'une photo. Personnage photographié essayant de se dérober au regard d'un spectateur d'une photo, 1971.Photography.

>Jacques Lizène, Caméra à hauteur des yeux, du sexe, des pieds, 1971.Film, dvd.

>Jacques Lizène, Filmer le bas des murs au cours d'une longue promenade urbaine, 1971.Video, 8 mm film transferred to dvd, without sound., 00:04:53.

>Jacques Lizène, Interruption de lumière, 1971.Video, 8 mm film transferred to dvd , 00:03:39.

>Jacques Lizène, Travelling sur un mur (je ne procréerai pas), 1971.Video, 8 mm film transferred to dvd, 00:02:56.

>Jacques Lizène, Documents rapportés d’un voyage au coeur de la civilization banlieue, 1973, 74 et 75, 1973-1975.Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions.

>Jacques Lizène, 144 tentatives de sourire... mais l'on sait le vécu quotidien de la plupart des individus, Accompagné de 881 tentatives de rire enregistrés sur cassette, tout d'une traite, 1974.Photography, 135 photographies nb, tirage argentique, marouflées sur carton, et cd audio, 9 x 73 x 61 cm .

>Jacques Lizène, Etre son propre tube de couleur. Peinture à la manière fécale. Peinture analitique (sans y). Remake 1995. En remake 2010. [To be Your Own Paint Tube. Painting in the Fecal Style. Analitic Painting (without y). Remake 1995, as a Remake 2010], 1977-2010.Mixed Media, mixed media, canvas, 100 x 80 cm.

>Hugo Roelandt, George Smits, Baudouin Oosterlynck, Jacques Charlier, Jacques Lizène, Dominique Grégoire , Jef Lambrecht, Invite Id'A Screen Machine, 1986.Miscellaneum, paper, ink (printing), ca. 10 x 10 cm.

>Jef Lambrecht, Guy Bleus, Maria Thereza Alves, Guy Rombouts, Monica Droste, Jacques Lizène, Luc Deleu, Johan van Geluwe, Facteur Cheval (expo), 1986.Poster, paper, ink (printing), 50 x 40 cm.

>Jacques Lizène, Tentative de dressage d'une caméra suivi d'une tentative d'échapper à la surveillance d'une caméra.1971..Video, portapack transferred to dvd, with sound., 00:02:00.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: DE INTERNATIONALE - Museum of Affects. 26 November 2011 - 29 January 2012.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Arenbergschouwburg: ARTBERG. 29 September 2012 - 20 June 2013.

> Exhibition: From Broodthaers to Braeckman – Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium. 06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: Salon de Peinture. 17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.

> Exhibition: Superdemocracy – The Senate of Things. 01 October 2017 - 31 October 2017.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Jacques Lizène.


> Ensemble: Belgian Institute for World Affairs.

> Ensemble: Belgische kunst [Belgian Art].


> Ensemble: INVENTIO.

> Ensemble: La Lanterne de Lantin.

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> Ensemble: Minor Masters form Liège.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.


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> Ensemble: The Unstable Self.