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: Permanent Collection 2017 - 2022 / Library

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A collection grows organically. Aside from its main lines and core references, it is also made up of moments and presences that deepen the complexity and contingency of the collection. Amongst the books in the reading room of the library, visitors can discover some of the remarkable presences in the M HKA collection.

Madonna by Koen van den Broek is an abstract interpretation of a work by Jean Fouquet from 1452. The work was the iconic image of the exhibition Meesterwerken in het MAS, which had the visual idiom as its theme.

Compositie met dubbele lijn en blauw vlak (1934) – from the collection of De Vleeshal in Middelburg – is a work by Marlow Moss, the artist influenced by Mondriaan who introduced the double line in Neoplasticism; she found the single line to be too static, anti-rhythmic and definitive. It illustrates a second iconic perspective in the collection, aside from the classical fine arts: the radical early avant-garde.

Mobile Medium University (Floating UIA) is one of Luc Deleu's first architectural proposals. The artist plays with the idea of using three brightly colored aircraft carriers, and filling the ships with the entire study program of the University of Antwerp.

Zonder Titel by Els Dietvorst is part of the monumental installation Skull  - a giant skull of a Neanderthal with teeth in the shape of human figures - which she created in 2015 during the Moscow Biennial. The Neanderthals lived peacefully together with the new immigrants: homo sapiens. The work is a symbol of migration and respect.

Mutation by Erbossyn Meldibekov transforms the classic Lenin bust into an 'art-Lenin' and a 'Central Asian Lenin'. Especially for the M HKA, he has added a 'Lumumba-like Lenin': a 'Belgian Lenin' to the series.

There are numerous other works on view by artists such as, among others, Evgeny Antufiev, Alain Arias-Misson, Charif Benhelima, James Lee Byars, Vaast Colson, Rein Dufait, Jan Fabre, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Robert Filliou, NS Harsha, Suchan Kinoshita, Ivan Kožarić, Bernd Lohaus, Taus Makhacheva, Guy Mees, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Mkize, Nadia Naveau, Panamarenko, Ria Pacquée, Laure Prouvost, Timothy Segers, Koen Theys, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Ben Vautier, Xu Zhen and a selection of pre-cinema objects from the Vrielynck collection.

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Rv1 080 theatre praxinoscope

>Theater Praxinoscope, 1878-1889.Media Archaeology.

Rv1 127 praxinoscope a vapeur

>Praxinoscopa à vapeur, 1878.Media Archaeology, wood, metal.

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>Lantern 'Tour Eiffel', 1889.Media Archaeology, iron, 35 cm.

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>Radio Junior - Postcard Projector, 1910.Media Archaeology, tin.

Marlow moss

>Marlow Moss, Compositie met dubbele lijn en blauw vlak, 1934.Poster, oil on canvas, 72.5 x 55 cm .

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>Paul Van Hoeydonck, Embedded Cities, 1958.Sculpture, plexi, 11 x 11 x 4 cm.

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>Robert Filliou, À 4 pattes dans les Carpates, 1964.Book, ink, paper.

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>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box N°1, 1968.Object, wood (beech), lock, labels, 1 stone, 11 x 11 x 11 cm.

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>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box n°4 and 5, 1968-1981.Object, paper, ceramics, 9.5 x 16.5 x 11 cm.

Filliou  robert  petite histoire un pue sainte  1969

>Robert Filliou, Petite histoire un peu sainte, 1969.Book, ink, cardboard, Ø 6 cm.

Filliou  0090 robert  optimistic box no.3

>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box n°3, 1969.Object, wooden box, labels, 6 x 12 x 2,9 cm.


>Guy Mees, Water te Water [Water to Water], 1970.Video, dvd, 00:03:13.


>Paul Van Hoeydonck, Fallen Astronaut, 1971.Sculpture, aluminium, 8.5 x 3 x 1 cm.


>Luc Deleu, Mobile Medium University Revisited (floating U.I.A.), 1972-1982.Mixed Media, wood, plastic, paint, plexi, 110 x 60 x 25 cm.

Panamarenko meganeudon 1973  photo m hkacc

> Panamarenko, Meganeudon, 1973.Multiple, fiberglas, hout, plexi, ijzer, motor, 15.3 x 36 x 12.5 cm.

Kozaric  ivan  untitled %28angel%29  1973

>Ivan Kožarić, Untitled (Angel), 1973.Sculpture, aluminium, 30 x 6 x 6 cm.


>James Lee Byars, The Intellectual Murderer Shoes, 1975.Installation, fabric, shoes, 23 x 33 x 13 cm.


> Art & Language, Portrait and a Dream, 1978-2009.Other.


>Jan Fabre, Fantasie-insecten-sculpturen [Imaginary-insect-sculptures], 1979.Installation, spiders, abacus, shell-cocoon , 130 x 65 x 90 cm.

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>Robert Filliou, Standard-Book/Livre-etalon, 1981.Multiple, paper, leporello, artist book, folded: 4 x 4 cm, unfolded: 4 x 79.6 cm.

Mesmaeker conversation au bord de la seine photo  m hka

>Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Conversation au bord de la Seine, 1984-2017.Sculpture, wood, nut shells, cigarette butts, candle wax, 26 x 54 x 26 cm.

Takis photo  m hka 5

>Takis, Antigravity, 1990.Sculpture, painted aluminium, polysterene spheres, magnets, 48.5 x 37.5 cm.

Mkhize  fanozi  traffic signs and bird  1993 photo jan kempenaers

>Fanoi Mhkize, Traffic signs and bird, 1993.Installation, mixed media, variable dimensions .

Koen theys personal odradek 1997 photo  m hka

>Koen Theys, Personal Odradek, 1997.Sculpture, metal wire, photo collages, variable dimensions .

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>Hans-Peter Feldmann, Old painted plaster head, 2001.Sculpture, plaster, 50 cm (80 x 40 x 40 cm).

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>Bernd Lohaus, Ohne Titel, 2004.Sculpture, wood, wax, 45 x 29 x 18 cm.

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>Charif Benhelima, Off-street, B KL 2273, 2005.Photography, cibachroom, aluminium, plexiglas, 40 x 42 cm.

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>N S Harsha, Head, 2008.Installation.

Fulton hamish mont blanc 2009photo  m hkacc

>Hamish Fulton, Mont Blanc, 2009.Sculpture, paint, wood, 9.5 x 17 cm.

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>Erbossyn Meldibekov, Mutation, 2009.Sculpture, 4 x (24 x 29 x 15 cm).


>Koen van den Broek, Madonna, 2010.Painting, oil on canvas, 93.5 x 85.5 cm .

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>Vaast Colson, Barter, 2010.Multiple, ink, paper, 20 x 20 x 20 cm.

Ivan kozaric  untitled  2011 photo m hkacc

>Ivan Kožarić, Untitled, 2011.Object.

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

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>Laure Prouvost, Un masque, 2014.Drawing.


>Ria Pacquée, FROM MY ROTTING BODY, FLOWERS SHALL GROW AND I AM IN THEM AND THAT IS ETERNITY, 2014.Multiple, photo print on barite paper, wooden shelf, flower pot in terra cotta, ground, dymo lettering.

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>Els Dietvorst, Driftwood, 2015.Sculpture, wood.

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>Nadia Naveau, I Spy with my little Eye, 2015.Sculpture.

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>Evgeny Antufiev, Untitled, 2015.Sculpture.

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>Evgeny Antufiev, Untitled, 2015.Sculpture, fabric, wolf tooth, 40 x 19 x 11 cm.

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>Laure Prouvost, Eye Sting, 2016.Object, ceramic salt and pepper eyeballs, 5 cm.

Christophe terlinden echelle 2017 photo m hkacc 1

>Christophe Terlinden, Échelle, 2017.Sculpture, bronze covered with 23 3/4 karat gold leaves, 22 x 9 x 4.5 cm.

Arias misson  hologram 2016photo  m hka 1

>Alain Arias-Misson, My Other Selves, 2017.Sculpture.

Rein dufait zonder titel 2017 photo  m hka

>Rein Dufait, Dromend, 2017.Sculpture.

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>Ivan Kožarić, Untitled.Sculpture.

Timothy segers m hka

>Timothy Segers, Untitled (knoop).Sculpture.

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>Laterna Magica.Media Archaeology.