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.

NoLab, 2019

Artist Novel, 15,24 x 22,86 cm, English, 234 pages, publisher: Owl Canyon Press, ISBN: 978-0998507385.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2030/316).

Literary synopsis

Artists Ray Lawson and Victor Florian search for NoLab, a collaborative of artist provocateurs that has gone missing. Their search becomes a romp through the art and ideas of a progressive, conceptually oriented subculture of the art world. They investigate Carter Wilkinson, creator of The Institute (a shadowy, futuristic cultural institution with an unusual collection). Though seemingly inept as detectives, Ray and Victor eventually succeed in finding the members of NoLab. Murder intervenes. Ray, Victor, and NoLab are harassed and threatened by various individuals attempting to dissuade NoLab from implementing its ill-advised plan. From the presumed safety of home, Ray and his newly acquired family watch the gory ramifications of NoLab’s self-destructive act unfold in the media.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

NoLab is not part of a wider project. However, NoLab  does relate to Richard Roth's art practice in many ways. The narrator and Roth are both abstract, reductive painters, both have done conceptual projects in their past, both have taught in university art programs. Additionally, in NoLab Roth created a number of artworks that could only exist as texts—couldn’t exist in real life.

Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: Fictional Artist Creates Artworks .

Genre: Comedy.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Art, Art World, Comedy, Love.

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> Richard Roth.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.