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.

Untitled (Gwangju-set), 2002


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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK007345-001).

In the ensemble of drawings originally presented in the Gwangju biennial Polish artist Wilhelm Sasnal combines different types of drawings, and different narratives, the main one related to the Soviet past of his family accounted as a future. Some of the drawings are referring to the form of cartoons or comic books’ drawing style but after reading the inserted into the drawings texts the images start to look disturbing, nevertheless. Through this usage of the entertaining format of comic books the artist invites the viewer to read and reflect inside stories that don’t feel as entertaining as their form. In the text windows Sasnal creates a narrative allegedly told by his grandfather who presents facts from Polish history – largely shared by the whole Soviet space – by telling the history of life and of his family as if all still has yet to happen. Intertwined in these main narratives are other disturbing elements – the murder of a president, an underground airport, the production of cocaine, dropping relief supplies …, Nowadays the historical events are so close to us, that no empathy is needed to understand them, but it will take time and looking at them from different angles to come to terms with them, and they will remain unsettling forever.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XIV – Spring 2006. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 February 2006 - 23 April 2006.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

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

> 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.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: Surface as Depth.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Wilhelm Sasnal.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: The Primacy of the Everyday.

Related Items

>Wilhelm Sasnal, Killing an Arab, 2002.Video, dvd, videoband, 00:04:35 min.