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.

Jef Geys

© M HKA

1934 - 2018

Born in Leopoldsburg (BE), died in Balen (BE), born in Athens (GR).

Jef Geys (1934 - 2018) graduated from the Antwerp Art Academy and settled in Balen, in the Kempen region, where he worked as an art teacher at a girls school for more than 30 years. In fact, this was one of Geys's many ways to criticise society and art - a critique that is a fundamental value in its extensive, diverse and complex work.

Geys has been described as an artist stuck between a regional and international context, cut off from social reality. That is not necessarily true. In many respects, he is a disciple of Marcel Duchamp, who defended the strategy of undisclosed withdrawal. Geys has chosen to build his work on provincial references. All his exhibitions are accompanied by an issue of the newspaper Kempens Informatieblad, which he publishes himself and designs like a local, free circulation newspaper.

One of his most important strategies is subversion, which, as he rightly emphasises, can only ‘happen within the system’. In 1970, Geys was invited to prepare a solo exhibition in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He answered with a letter to the museum, - and to the Ministry of Culture, Defense and Justice - proposing to blow up the museum. Nevertheless, the exhibition took place the following year. This is characteristic of his method, which is focused on processes and seeks confrontation: Geys creates situations that are so full of contradictory potential that they threaten to inflate; by dismantling them, he shows the corrupting powers of the present reality even more compellingly.

Media

>scan from the 'Kempens Informatieblad', Jef Geys

>Jef Geys, ABC, Ecole de Paris [ABC, School of Paris], 1959-1961.Installation, mixed media, paper, 7 x (135 x 90 x 5 cm), 7 x (137.7 x 92.1 x 5 cm), 157,2 x 129,5 x 4,5 cm.

>Jef Geys, !Vrouwenvragen? [!Women's questions?], 1965.Installation, ink, paper, 600 x 140 cm.

>Jef Geys, Zonder titel (Wielrenner), 1969.Photography.

>Walter van den Broeck , Jef Geys, 362.880 X Jef Geys (Een multiepel), 1970.Artist Novel, ink, paper, 20 x 12.5 cm, 197 p., language : Dutch, publisher : Manteau n.v., Brussel/Den Haag, .

>Jef Geys, Boekontwerp - Alle foto's genomen door Jef Geys tot 1984, 1983.Prototype.

>Jef Geys, De gevallen verwittiging [The Fallen Warning], 1985.Installation, steel, pigment powder, 400 x 700 x 200 cm.

>Jef Geys, Drie mappen - Alle foto's genomen tot 1 januari 1986, 1986.Article.

>Jef Geys, Michel François, Ulli Lindmayr, Ria Pacquée, Patrick Vanden Eynde, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Bernd Lohaus, Frank F Castelyns, Jef Lambrecht, Von der Wiederholung der Träume zur Realität (cat.), 1991.Book, paper, ink (printing), A5 var..

>Jef Geys, Uruguay - Montevideo - Architect unknown, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 40 x 35.5 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, Zwarte overall, 1991.Photography, photo, 187 x 132 x 4 cm.

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>Jef Geys, Foto Academie Geel, 1991-2009.Photography, photo, 100 x 70 cm.

>Jef Geys, België - Villa M. te Zedelgem - Loppem - 1989 - Stéphane Beel, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 14 x 72 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, Czechoslovakia - House in Prague - 1985 - Bocân, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 24 x 35 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, Deutschland - Haus Lempke Weissensee - Berlin - 1932 - L. Mies Van de Rohe, 1991.Object, wood, plexi, 14 x 35 x 27 cm.

>Jef Geys, Jef Geys - Pro Justitia, 1992.Book, ink, paper, 29,7 cm x 21,1 cm, 82 p..

>Jef Geys, Balkonmischung, 1997.Painting.

>Jef Geys, Al de zwart-wit foto's tot 1998, 1998.Book, ink, paper, 30.5 cm x 25 cm, 500 p..

>Jef Geys, Jef Geys - Al de zwart-wit foto's tot 1998, 1998.Book, ink, paper, 30,5 cm x 25 cm, 500 p..

>Jef Geys, Al de zwart wit foto's tot 1998 [All Black and White Pictures until 1998], 1998.Photography, photo, 60 x 80 cm.

>Jef Geys, Zonder titel, 2002.Drawing.

>Jef Geys, Een dag, een nacht, een dag, 2002.Photography.

>Jef Geys, Martin Douven - Leopoldsburg - Jef Geys (Kempens Informatieblad 2011), 2011.Book, ink, paper, 44 x 30.5 cm, language : Dutch, English, French, German, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Bernd Lohaus – Fremdkörper: works from the studio of Bernd Lohaus. Third presentation: Von der Wiederholung der Träume zur Realität. 30 June 2015 - 26 July 2015.

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> Exhibition: De 4 Elementen. 06 April 1963 - 11 April 1963.

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

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Spirits of Internationalism. 21 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.

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

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

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> Exhibition: INBOX: The Five Seasons – Galerie Ronny Van de Velde. Fragments from life and works.. 28 January 2022 - 20 February 2022.

> Exhibition: Jef Geys: Licht en architectuur [Light and architecture]. 09 September 2013 - 17 November 2013.

> Exhibition: Jef Geys: Names. 16 September 2017 - 07 January 2018.

> Exhibition: Jef Geys – Villa Wintermans. 04 December 2009 - 17 January 2010.

> Exhibition: LATT: MUHKADEMIE 2013. 27 September 2013 - 05 January 2014.

> Exhibition: Martin Douven – Leopoldsburg – Jef Geys. 09 September 2011 - 31 December 2011.

> 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. 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Exhibition: The collection III – Spring 2003, with interventions by Gert Robijns, Wilhelm Sasnal, Bojan Fajfric & Christophe Terlinden. 22 February 2003 - 18 May 2003.

> Exhibition: The collection XV – Ergens/Somewhere. With interventions by Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Pieter Vermeersch. 16 June 2006 - 27 August 2006.

> Exhibition: The collection XVII – En Double . 25 November 2006 - 11 February 2007.

> Exhibition: The collection XVIII – Ontmoeting. 15 March 2007 - 13 June 2007.

> Exhibition: The collection XXIV. 11 September 2009 - 28 February 2010.

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

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

> Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers. 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: The Order of Things. 12 September 2008 - 04 January 2009.

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

> Exhibition: Von der Wiederholung der Träume zur Realität (expo). 18 October 1991 - 23 November 1991.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisitions 2017].

> Ensemble: ARCHIEF JEF LAMBRECHT.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: ESTATE JEF LAMBRECHT.

> Ensemble: IE - Intercontinentaal Entrepot.

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - ARCHIVE.

> Ensemble: M HKA_DEFAULT_PUBLICATIONS.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Rage.

> Ensemble: SOLIDARITEIT / SOLIDARITE / SOLIDARITY / SOLIDARITÄT.

> Ensemble: SUPERDEMOCATIE / SUPERDEMOKRATIE / SUPERDEMOCRACY.

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> Ensemble: Sustainable Subversion.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.

> Ensemble: The Collection.