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.

Franz Müllers Drahtfrühling, 1991

Book, 16.8 x 10.5 cm, language: German, publisher: Hamburg: Edition Nautilus Verlag Lutz Schulenburg, ISBN: 3-89401-193-9.

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/631).

Literary synopsis *Franz Mullers Drahtfrühling, Ersters Kapitel: Ursachen und Beginn der grossen glorreichen Revolution in Revon* is Schwitters’s unfinished novel, in which an innocent bystander starts a revolution merely by being there. A group of people gather to condemn him as he stands, doing nothing, in public. As the man leaves, an absurd hysteria strikes the crowd causing many to be trampled to death. Later, a boy proclaims that Müller's movement has precipitated a great and glorious revolution in the town of Revon (Schwitters's imaginary name for Hanover). Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice "Schwitters’s essential aestheticism and formalism alienated him from the political wing of German Dada led by Huelsenbeck (editor of *Dada Almanach*), and he was ridiculed as ‘the Caspar David Friedrich of the Dadaist Revolution’. Although his work of this period is full of hints and allusions to contemporary political and cultural conditions, unlike the work of George Grosz or John Heartfield it was not polemical or bitterly satirical. *Franz Mullers Drahtfrühling*, is Schwitters’s ironic response to what he saw as Huelsenbeck’s political posturing." - Richard Humphreys, 2009

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> 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.