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.

The 15th History of the Human Face (The Children of Breughel), 1993

Installation, 140 x 210 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK6853_M144).

The 15th History of the Human Face (The Children of Breughel) – one suite from Dittborn’s life-long art project The History of the Human Face – from 1993 was made on unprimed canvas. The work consists of four series of eight silk-screens, eight drawings made by psychiatric patients, eight photographs of convicted thieves from the thirties, eight forensic portraits of Chilean political prisoners, and eight drawings made by Dittborn’s own daughter. The ‘paintings’ also contain text fragments, such as description from a drawing manual, an archeological description of a grave full of skeletons, an Indian poem, and a text written by a seventeenth-century Spanish priest named Rosales recounting his experiences living among the indigenous peoples of Chile. Each portrait was mailed off separately in an accompanying envelope carrying name and address of both sender and addressee. Lying on the floor amidst these wall works, finally, a thirty-third ‘drawing’ made by Dittborn himself forms the crude outline of a house made from ashes: a conclusive allusion to the fragility of all dreams of homeliness longed for by each representative of the human species that adorns the surrounding walls.

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> Eugenio Dittborn.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: On Taking a Normal Situation and Retranslating it into Overlapping and Multiple Readings of Conditions Past and Present. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 19 September 1993 - 28 November 1993.

> Exhibition: The collection II – Winter 2002. M HKA, Antwerpen, 23 November 2002 - 09 February 2003.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Excavation, Accomodation, Extinction.