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.

NOT YET (and nobody knows why not), 2008

Video, 00:04:56.

©video still: Donna Kukama

Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Blank Projects, Cape Town and M HKA, Donation of the artist, 2014 (Inv. no. S0496).

Donna Kukama is standing in an open field in Nairobi as participants are leaving a meeting celebrating Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising against its British colonisers in the fifties. At first it appears that she is putting on lipstick, which may or may not be signalling respect for the elderly passers-by. But gradually, as she paints outside the accepted area, her whole face becomes blood red, and the retiring freedom fighters may read this as allegory, or even illustration, shedding light on their mostly unfulfilled political expectations. (AK)

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: ENCLOSED. Teseum, Tongeren, 21 May 2021 - 03 October 2021.

> Exhibition: Don't You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics. M HKA, Antwerp, 13 June 2014 - 14 September 2014.

> Ensemble: WAANZIN | MADNESS.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2014 [Acquisitions 2014].