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.

The Boys’ Garden Club, 2013

Book, 12.7 x 20.3 cm, 210 p, language: English, publisher: The Field School & McNally Jackson Books, New York, ISBN: 978-1-938022-49-4.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/122).

Literary synopsis Boys will be boys… Life in the village of Athens on the Hudson, an American classic, is about to change forever. A descendant of its Dutch founders is starting a garden club that will reap the fruits of its old and new secrets, through a colorful cast of greedy developers warring with entrenched old timers, ruthless real estate agents selling the hot riverfront resort, an incoming stream of forever aspiring artists, histrionic middle-aged gay men collecting Victoriana, and their train of single women friends. *The Boys’ Garden Club* reads like a haunted midsummer night’s dream gone awry but skillfully navigated by a brave Jane Austen-like character; like a cautionary folk tale where a reawakened Rip Van Winkle sings a twenty-first century Yankee ode to dignity before the inexorable passage of time. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice Ernesto Pujol is a site-specific public performance artist and social choreographer. Therefore, he researches a landscape and a people. He creates their collective portrait in place, seeking to reveal the invisible, in the Jungian sense, the psychic underlay. His first novel was created through the same research methodology, seeking the same portraitist goal. Pujol considers the lead character a performance. Therefore, this work of literary fiction is related to his practice, even as it is also a separate output. Yet, one could not exist without the other. [Novel website](http://www.mcnallyjackson.com/bookmachine/boys-garden-club-pujol)

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> Ernesto Pujol.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> 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.