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.

Northern Barbarians, part 2: Love Races, 2000

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©image: the Artist & M HKA, Antwerp

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0439_2).

In the video Love Races (created in collaboration with Yuliya Tikhonova), a couple is making love on top of a horse, re-enacting Chinese imagery, an outsider view on the life of Kazakh nomads. Khalfin took inspiration from the book “Chinese Eros”, which contains two series of watercolors from the 18th and 19th centuries. Painted in Northern China, they show love scenes on horses. Their common name is “Northern Barbarians”. This is what the Chinese people called the nomads from which they were separated by the Great Wall of China. This film reconstructs their ancient way of love.

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>Video still 2 from the video Northern Barbarians part1: Love Races by Rustam Khalfin and Yuliya Tikhonova.

>Video still 1 from the video Northern Barbarians part1: Love Races by Rustam Khalfin and Yuliya Tikhonova.

Artist

> Rustam Khalfin.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. M HKA, Antwerp, 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #6 Rustam Khalfin & Almagul Menlibayeva. M HKA, Antwerpen, 16 July 2010 - 29 August 2010.

> Exhibition: Le Pont. Ville De Marseille, Marseille, 25 May 2013 - 20 October 2013.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Politics of Experience.

> Ensemble: actie.

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> Ensemble: Northern Barbarians.

> Ensemble: Permanent Collection / Fluxus.

> Ensemble: CENTRAL ASIA.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.