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.

In Flanders Fields, 2000

Installation, variable dimensions.

©image: M HKA, Collection M HKA / Flemish Community

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7276_M235).

The installation In Flanders Fields, 2000 by Berlinde De Bruyckere presents a naturalistic picture of a stuffed horse that is forever frozen in an unusual pose within the space of the white cube gallery space. The horse, which in classical culture usually stands for courage, strength, and beauty, in this case is literally turned upside down and becomes an object devoid of its usual qualities.

The title of the artwork, In Flanders Fields, refers to the eponymous poem written during the First World War by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. Later the piece became one of the most cited poems about war and inspired to use of red poppies, mentioned in the poem, as a symbol of remembrance. Even though the poem was written more than 100 years ago, sadly it remains actual and could be easily perceived as a reflection of the manifestations of the injustice of war, that are unfolding right now:


    ‘... We are the dead. Short days ago

    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

       Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

                              In Flanders fields.


                                               — John McCrae, 1915


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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The Collection XIX – A Story of the Image (Jubilee). MuHKA, Antwerpen, 31 May 2007 - 19 August 2007.

> Exhibition: Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque. M HKA, Antwerpen, 01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.

> Exhibition: A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters from Antwerp (Singapore). National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, 13 August 2009 - 06 September 2009.

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk - Genkenaren kiezen kunst. C-Mine, Genk, 02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: To Speak.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: A Historical Landscape of War.