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: Office Baroque

Invited by the ICC to come and do something in Antwerp, Matta-Clark reacted enthusiastically. In his first response, he asks only for a ‘spot’ – the rest he would see to. In his letter to Flor Bex from July 28, 1976, he wonderfully summarizes the approach and commitment of anarchitecture: ‘My approach consists of working with everything possible, and thus our idea of making the possible elastic. I use the urban fabric in its raw, abandoned state and transform unused structures or spaces into revitalized places. The actual space in its final state is the ‘exhibition’, and hopefully it will lead its own life in the community.

And so it happened: from amongst several proposals, Matta-Clark opted for an empty office-building on the Ernest van Dijkkaai, because of its central location right on the main tourist route. After having worked for years in America’s back streets and rundown areas of the its cities and suburbs, in Europe he finally gets a chance (in Paris and in Antwerp) to go to work and make his mark in the heart of the city, so that his ‘performance’ (the making of his building cuts) may be all the more visible.

Know more? Click here for more information about the history of the project, the progress of the project and the demolition.

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>Office Baroque: History of the Project.


>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque: photographic documentation, 1977.Photography.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque, 1977.Print, paper, 89 x 62 cm/ 91,5 x 64,5 cm.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque, 1977.Intervention.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque, 1977-2005.Video, 16 mm film on video, 00:44:00.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque (Doors Crossing), 1977.Installation, wood, 198 x 77 x 4 cm.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque # 669, 1977.Photography, cibachrome, tape, hard board, plexi, 175 x 105 cm.

>Florent Bex, Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque: color slides.Photography, color slide.

>Gordon Matta-Clark, Office Baroque removals: photographic documentation.Photography.