M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Het middelpunt van de belangstelling, 2014

Painting, 164.5 x 122 cm.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp .

Vaast Colson & Dennis Tyfus, ever partners in art crime, have again joined forces for the project ‘Radikaal & Radikaler’.  These artists, each in his own way, critically call into question the commercial circuit while remaining allergic to 'recuperation', in whatever guise.  And they often express this in a way that runs from fresh-faced humor to dark irony.  In ‘Radikaal & Radikaler’ they resolutely take on the total notion of the 'art scene' in all its many permutations: drawing, painting, the artist's copyright, price determination, the market, the image… Colson & Tyfus each made a series of drawings on paper, that they at once crumpled up and hid in a grab bag full of paper shreds.  Next, they took turns removing one of these squashed papers and using it as the basis for a painting: so it could be that Colson painted a drawing of Tyfus, or vice versa.  Or they would both work on a single piece.  This painting is one of this series.  The project kicked off in the Trampoline Gallery.  Each work had a number, and each visitor to the gallery could (or can) designate one or more works that they might be interested in buying.  For this, each candidate-buyer would then dip into a second grab bag and pick a piece of crumpled paper with the price - from 100 to 10,000 euro.  If you're lucky, and you like the price, the purchase is yours...

The grab bag is in a way a reflection of current society: everybody grabs and rummages to their heart's content; you might pick a winner, if not, just throw it away.  And the paper shredder plays its role too, as we read in the small, but splendid, gallery catalogue.  For inspiration, Colson & Tyfus avidly mine the cliché-like and the freshness that so typifies 'new painting'.

Add to your list


> Vaast Colson.

> Dennis Tyfus.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: M HKA in het Paleis op de Meir. Paleis op de Meir, Antwerp, .

> Exhibition: Salon de Peinture. M HKA, Antwerpen, 17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2014 [Acquisitions 2014].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.