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.

De ent, 2010

Artist Novel, 12.5 x 20 cm, 187 p, Language: Dutch, Publisher: Uitgeverij Contact, ISBN: 9789025435158.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/819).

Literary synopsis

An art student returns to her family home on the countryside in order to ask her father to participate in an art project. She experiences once more the gap between her new life and the way of life back there.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

There are many works of Jannie Regnerus described within this novel, for example, Pennenzaaier: a project in which a farmer is sowing ballpoints in order to grow stories instead of potatoes. On the other hand, a number of Regnerus’ art projects stem from the novel, like Cloudman: an installation of a projection, a marble sculpture and text on the walls, coming from De ent (page 72).

Novel's website

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: Artworks Cite Novel.

Genre: Plain Fiction.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: Art, Memory.

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>Cover 'de ent', 2005

>"The man who is sowing ballpoints in the field to grow stories". This work is mentioned in 'de ent' as the "pennenzaaier".

>"The man who is sowing ballpoints in the field to grow stories". This work is mentioned in 'de ent' as the "pennenzaaier".


> Jannie Regnerus.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.