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.

Taus Makhacheva

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° 1983

Lives in Makhachkala, Dagestan (RU), lives in London (GB), lives in Moscow (RU), born in Moscow (RU).

Between 2002 and 2013 Taus Makhacheva (°1983) follows different education cycles in arts, communication and economy, both in Russia and in England. While she is still a student, she takes part in the 4th Moscow Biennial.

Taus Makhacheva is part of the Avars, the largest ethnic group in Dagestan. Her grandfather was the country’s national poet, known throughout the Soviet Union. Makhacheva uses objects, movies and performances to re-position herself in a localised narrative within a context where the notion of "nation" does not exist. Makhacheva’s oeuvre questions the classical forms of history, governing cultural conventions and gender issues. With an attitude that is both humorous and critical towards contemporary society, Makhacheva strives to reconcile the present-day with nostalgia, local with global, and tradition with progress. She scrutinises the complex Caucasian society and the relationship between its history, collective memory and daily reality. With a sense of humour, Makhacheva explores the limits of identification within a cultural or physical landscape. As the successful ‘Super Taus’ she also refers to a character from an Iranian artist, the anti-hero ‘Super Sohrab’.

Makhacheva asks poignant questions about the functioning of art, museums and art history. How are collections kept, how are collections assembled, to what extent is a museum a reflection of past and present values, what can be seen as useful art? In addition, she also looks at who is leading the dialogue and seeks a more active role for objects in local museums. She also questions her own practice: how will you be remembered as an artist, what is your legacy and how do you handle criticism and the opinion of others?


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>Taus Makhacheva, Landscape, 2013.Installation, series of wooden objects, carved by kazbek alikhov.

Taus makacheva

>Taus Makhacheva, Way of an Object, 2013.Sculpture, theatre with three objects-turned-puppets, a kubachi marriage bracelet, a carved wooden saltbox and a painting by russia’s viktor vasnetsov of a prophet bird.

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>Taus Makhacheva, Caspian Sea, 2014.Performance, photo documentation of the performance 'caspian sea'.

Taus makhacheva  tightrope 2015

>Taus Makhacheva, Tightrope, 2015.Video, 4k video, colour, sound, 73 min.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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


> Exhibition: Recent acquisitions. 14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.


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

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> Exhibition: The Collection. 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

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> Exhibition: Visite Roeselare – The Green Line. 05 May 2016 - 19 June 2016.

V a c foundation booth at cosmoscow

> Ensemble: 2014.


> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2015 [Acquisitions 2015].

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> Ensemble: INVENTIO.

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> Ensemble: Middle Gate.

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> Ensemble: NU TE ZIEN.

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> Ensemble: Permanent Collection 2017 - 2022.

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> Ensemble: Permanent Collection 2017 - 2022 / Library.

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> Ensemble: Present Continuous V-A-C/M HKA.

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Liliane vertessen  waanzin  2018  courtesy to the artist

> Ensemble: WAANZIN | MADNESS.