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.

Untitled, 1974-2002

Drawing, 38.5 x 47.5 cm .

©image: M HKA, Antwerp

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community .

The work of Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven (AMVK) arises from graphical notes, drawings, in which she captures her streams of thought. For her, drawing shapes meaning and it ensures that one can simplify observations and make them manageable. The drawings are elegant and dynamic. They testify to frailty, suffering and fearful visions.

The artist speaks primarily with images, highly condensed images that do not immediately reveal their meaning. She often combines her drawings with text in captions or titles. The language-image associations force the viewer to reflect on the existing conventions. The trip up and questioning conventions is a leitmotif in the work of AMVK. Recurring themes are the relationship between man and animal, between intelligence and intuition, between human creativity and artificial intelligence.

AMVK brings the most diverse elements into new wholes meaning. They used images from her privacy, images from her memory and images from the surrounding culture. This combines them with references to archetypal elements of numerical or color symbolism and the world of gods, but even so she borrows aspects of the latest scientific research, including into artificial intelligence. From these very diverse elements AMVK creates her highly personal language, in which she combines the knowledge of science with critical findings about gender roles and other mechanisms of power in society.

The artist focuses her work mainly on an exploration of the feminine. Images and texts about women are the most dominant in her work.

The female body is a constant. She herself puts it this way: "I use the female figure specifically as a metaphor for what the world does to the people, for our culture, for us." With her strong, confident woman images AMVK offers an alternative view to the traditional approach feminine, seductive nude. All the negative connotations associated with the female nude, be redirected towards their positive opposites.

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>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1994

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1977

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1995

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1994

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1974

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, 1-10, 1990

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Aangenomen dat de waarheid een vrouw is (Nietsche), 1991

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Destructief intellekt met te flauw verleden, 1976

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, FFFF, 1976

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Metamorfose van haar fatum, 1976

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Principieel Afscheid, 1993

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Te veel van het goede, 1974

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1994

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1977

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1995

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 1977

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Untitled, 2002

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Wie niet gelooft heeft natuurlijk ook eeuwig leven, 1994

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Wonderlinge Liefde, 1994

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Erosie als semantiek, 1976

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Landmeermin, 1989

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Printing Publishing-personal contact (1-5), 1992

>Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Nergens, 1992


> Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part I: Thinking Visually. M HKA, Antwerpen, 28 April 2017 - 25 June 2017.

> Ensemble: Thinking Visually.

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> Ensemble: AMVK: Drawings.

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> Ensemble: Nursing Activities.