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.

Nikolay Karabinovych

© Nikolay Karabinovych

° 1988

Based in Antwerp (BE), born in Odesa (UA).

Nikolay Karabinovych (1988, Odessa) lives and works in Brussels and Kyiv. The artist works in various media, including video, sound, text and performance. In 2019-2020 Karabinovych studied at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent. In 2017 he was assistant curator of the 5th Odessa Biennial and in 2020 he received the PinchukArtCentre First Special Prize for his work Even Further. His work has been shown at the M HKA in Antwerp, the PinchukArtCentre Kyiv, the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow and the Museum of Modern Art in Odessa.

In his atelier Karabinovych explores his Jewish, Greek and Ukrainian roots and thus the dramatic social histories of Eastern Europe, approaching collective and personal memory through analytical, conceptual or interventionist tactics. Music plays an important role in this. 

With his work Dead Pool Won't Ripple (2019) Karabinovych tells the story of the owner of a nightclub and activist from the LGBTI community in Odessa who went to the front in 2014 to take up arms against the first Russian invasion. He never returned. In 2022, together with the Antwerp gallery TICK TACK, Karabinovych, organised the 'Ukrainian for Beginners' film programme and fundraiser with video works from the 1990s to the present day by artists who are currently in hiding, on the run or have found shelter somewhere safe.


>Nikolay Karabinovych, Gelb Gelb, Blau Blau / Жовтий жовтий, синій синій, 2014.Video.

>Nikolay Karabinovych, Successive Slidings to Emptiness / Поступове сковзання у порожнечу, 2014.Drawing.

>Nikolay Karabinovych, Lost in Translation [ from HISK editions 2020], 2019.Print, silkscreen, 42 x 29.6 cm.

>Nikolay Karabinovych, Even Further, 2020.Video, videoinstallatie, video (kleur en geluid) en metalen muziekdoos, 00:06:22.

>Nikolay Karabinovych, Imagine Ukraine / Уяви Україну, 2022.Digital image.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Imagine Ukraine. 06 May 2022 - 28 August 2022.

> Exhibition: Imagine Ukraine – Art as a Critical Attitude. 06 May 2022 - 28 August 2022.

> Exhibition: Imagine Ukraine – Small and Big Stories. 06 May 2022 - 19 June 2022.

> Exhibition: Imagine Ukraine – The Artist as a Witness. 05 May 2022 - 21 August 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

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> Ensemble: 2022.

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> Ensemble: IMAGINE UKRAINE - Exhibitions.

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> Ensemble: In Solidarity with Ukraine.

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> Ensemble: Landscape.

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

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

> Ensemble: Уяви Україну – Маленькі та великі історії / Imagine Ukraine – Small and Big Stories.

> Ensemble: Уяви Україну – Мистецтво як критичне ставлення / Imagine Ukraine – Art as a Critical Attitude.

> Ensemble: Уяви Україну – Митець як свідок / Imagine Ukraine – The Artist as a Witness.