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.

Solitaires, 1991-1992


©image: Manfred Jade

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp - Donation Friends of M HKA, 1999 (Inv. no. S0262).

From a distance, Solitaires seems massive and heavy. Closer up, we see the ‘solitaries’: separate little balls of clay, each hung from a rope, bound together into a whole. Kneaded by hand, each ball has its own shape. The body is Michel François’ main source of inspiration from the world of forms, particularly in its most unexpected details. This gives genesis to concave and convex shapes, casts, prints, cross-sections and photographs. Of determinative importance here, is the print that the fingers leave behind. After selection and assemblage these details go on to lead full lives of their own. The very varied objects of Michel François have this sort of ‘organic naturalness’, a natural connection with reality as their common attribute. The work hangs unmovingly, but at the same time there is a suggestion of motion. Michel François is fascinated by elementary physics: the laws of energy, dynamism and movement. In his work he addresses those aspects that elude science’s objectivity, that find no room within the rational and schematic scientific approach. His sculptures possess a concentrated power, tension, restrained violence and lurking danger.

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> Michel François.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Passing Pieces.