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.

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

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European Parliament, 06.05–21.08.2022

'Europe is an important part of Ukrainian history, just as Ukraine is a part of European history', writes Serhii Plokhii. Let's imagine it.

Let's discover, in the European Parliament, Ukraine, one of the centres of the early avant-garde, now a vital artistic and intellectual scene.

The project space of the Parlamentarium is the ideal location for this endeavour, as it is a space of encounter between the European Parliament and its citizens, whose commitment is essential.

This emergency exhibition is part of a triptych, with other chapters in Bozar and M HKA. They all start from the Ukrainian artists in the collection of the Flemish Community.

Symbolic of the immediacy with which art can respond is the visual diary of Alevtina Kakhidze, who decided to stay in Muzychi, on the outskirts of Kyiv.

The exhibition presents a negotiation between immediacy and a deeper historical  ground. Both realms need witnesses.

On the one hand there is the formative moment of Maidan, as in the photo of Olexandre Burlaka in which water cannons lead up to a rainbow; on the other, the complexity of history, as with the elements of reflection brought together by Nikita Kadan about the territories formerly conquered by Russia.

The present reality – the petrified bread by Zhanna Kadyrova; the common soldier depicted by Lesia Khomenko – is linked to the history of erasures by the Soviet system as evoked by Kadan.

In the series Italian School, Sergey Bratkov confronted children in a youth detention centre with the Christian narrative of an Easter play,  a tradition they are no longer familiar with.   

Outside of the exhibition space itself, there's Eurotel, made by Bratkov during the UEFA 2012 European Football Championship: its final was tournament co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

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>Сергій Братков / Sergey Bratkov, Італійська школа / Italian School, 2001.Photography.


>Сергій Братков / Sergey Bratkov, Євроготель / Eurotel, 2009.Installation.


>Олександр Бурлака / Oleksandr Burlaka , 18 лютого, вул. Липська, Київ / February 18, Lypska st., Kyiv, 2014.Photography.

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

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>Нікіта Кадан / Nikita Kadan, Одержимий може свідчити в суді / The Possessed Can Witness in the Court, 2015.Installation, metal construction with various objects like lightbox, photograph, plants, coal, a take away leaflet etc., 250 x 240 x 70 cm.

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>Нікіта Кадан / Nikita Kadan, Глядачі / The Spectators, 2016.Drawing, charcoal on paper, 5 x (75 x 55 cm).

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>Жанна Кадирова / Zhanna Kadyrova, Паляниця / Palianytsia, 2022.Sculpture.

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>Томас Вайє / Thomas Weihe, Справжня декомунізація / Real Decommunization, 2022.Text.

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>Сергій Плохій / Serhii Plokhii, Україна: Брама Європи / Ukraine: Gateway to Europe, 2022.Text.

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>Алевтина Кахідзе / Alevtina Kakhidze, Завіса для майбутнього / Curtain for Future, 2022.Textile, textile, 2 x 80 x ... cm.

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>Леся Хоменко / Lesia Khomenko, Картина з фото, яке було знято з великої відстані, а потім обрізано / Painting from the Photo that Was Taken on the Big Distance and then Cropped , 2022.Painting, acrylic on canvas , 200 x 130 cm.


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

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>Алевтина Кахідзе / Alevtina Kakhidze, Візуальний щоденник воєнного часу / Visual Diary on Wartime , 2022.Digital image, ink on paper.