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.

MM Lola, 1983

Mixed Media, 200 x 280 cm.

1 14 image: © M HKA, Courtesy Liliane Vertessen

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007956).

In this self-portrait the artist embraces her imagined alter ego. It is an early work by Liliane Vertessen, from the period in which she experiments with neon’s and skimpy clothing to portray her internal struggle with identity and intimacy. The image exudes a desire for freedom and personal development, but also sin and rebellion.

"I want to be free to do what I want, regardless of the opinions and taste of the spectators. In  my former work, when I was very young, I'd be very attractive on my photographs and people often thought that I was narcissistic, because I took pictures of myself. But I did not so much want to show off myself, neither do I feel like a model. Much to the contrary, I'd like to have a few centimetres extra and a few kilos less. I especially wanted to let my inner self take precedence over my appearance. In this sense, there can be no question of a pose, because I want to show what I feel inside. Moreover, I never did an apprenticeship to become an artist, I already was an artist at my birth."

Hilde Van Canneyt. Interview met Liliane Vertessen, 2010.

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> Liliane Vertessen.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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> Exhibition: From Broodthaers to Braeckman – Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium. M HKA, Antwerpen, 06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

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


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.


> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2017 [Acquisitions 2017].

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> Ensemble: WAANZIN | MADNESS.

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> Ensemble: Middle Gate.