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.

Michèle Matyn

(H)ART Magazine 

° 1978

Works in Antwerpen (BE), born in Wilrijk (BE).

Michèle Matyn (°1978) develops a versatile practice that includes photography, sculpture, installations and performance art. Her work is an act of reflection on how cultural constructs such as folklore, myth and ritual arise in various societies, examining in particular how nature is perceived and interacted with.

As an artist, her conviction that everything surrounding us is more or less alive, forms the cornerstone of her work. She is not on any particular quest for communion with a higher power. What she does, however, illustrate the human soul's sensitivity and receptivity to impressions, moods or experiences that are not capable of being interpreted rationally, but which do exemplify a direct connection to the essence of nature.

Matyn's visual work often starts with a journey into the unknown, to locations which are visually unfamiliar and which show little sign of human encroachment. This allows her to encounter the types of places and situations that may potentially serve as sources that inspire folk religion, often arising from the urge to explain the unexplainable. Matyn seeks human interaction with the landscape, and from her own perspective makes an attempt to participate in the rituals inherent to them. She makes these rituals her own by physically shaping raw materials and reworking them, re-employing them in rites of her own creation. Her works centre on the field of tension dividing human perception and the supernatural.


>Michèle Matyn

>Johan Pas interviews Michèle Martyn about her life in the arts. 

>Michèle Matyn , Home Town Story, 2005.Photography, colour photography, plexiglass, 150 x 112,5 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Lucien Desert , 2010.Mixed Media.

>Michèle Matyn , Schmerzhaufchen, 2010.Photography, digital print on baryt , 160 x 190 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Wistman's Wood, 2011.Photography, digital print on baryt , 180 x 210 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Elephant Seal, 2011.Photography, digital print on baryt , 180 x 210 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Carried by Sticks , 2012.Other, postcards , 14.8 x 21 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Buttershoes, 2012.Mixed Media, variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Mycenae Travelling Away, 2013.Installation, digital print on baryt , 82 x 98 cm .

>Michèle Matyn , Mycenae Travelling Towards, 2013.Photography, digital print on baryt , 82 x 98 cm .

>Michèle Matyn , Dropstein character, 2013.Installation, epson cold press bright white, soup pot, carrot soup, electric fire, window axes, Variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Oracle Soup , 2014.Mixed Media, Dimensions variable .

>Michèle Matyn , Dropstein #2, #5, #7, #8, #4, #1, 2014.Photography, digital print on baryt , 155 x 155 cm.

>Michèle Matyn , Bilpannen , 2014.Sculpture, wienerberger clay, wooden structure , variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Bilkoekmachiene , 2015.Mixed Media, iron machine, aluminum foil , Variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Made Mayrem, 2015.Installation, willow stick, tree trunk, fabric, beeswax, pigment, digital print on baryt , Variable dimensions.

>Michèle Matyn , Maquette Tufa , 2016.Mixed Media, Dimensions variable .

>Michèle Matyn , Drool , 2016.Photography.

>Michèle Matyn , Source la Tuffière, 2016.Photography, digital print on baryt, 160 x 190 cm .

>Michèle Matyn , After Laughter, 2016.Photography, digital print on epson cold press paper , variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Always leave the place better than you found it , 2016.Photography, digital print on baryt , 79 x 92 cm .

>Michèle Matyn , Breathing Mountain, 2016.Installation, wallpaper vinyl , 402 x 392 cm .

>Michèle Matyn , Breadhead, 2016.Sculpture, bread, beeswax, butter, pigments, flax rope, digital print on cotton fabric , Variable dimensions .

>Michèle Matyn , Gathering, 2016.Installation, digital print on baryt, tree trunks , Dimensions variable .

>Michèle Matyn , Gatekeeper , 2016.Installation, digital print on paryt, tree trunks , variable dimensions .

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: AMBERES – Roberto Bolaño’s Antwerp. 07 June 2019 - 15 September 2019.

> Exhibition: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: IN SITU: Michèle Matyn – Breathing holes. 24 September 2016 11:00 - 05 February 2017 18:00.

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

> Ensemble: GEWELD | VIOLENCE.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.