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.

Isou ou la Mécanique des Femmes, 1949

Book, 20 cm, 294 p, language: French, publisher: Aux Escaliers de Lausanne.

©image: M HKA

Collection: collection MHKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/65).

Literary synopsis

Isou ou la mécanique des Femmes is a novel on the seduction and physical love, the two ideas of the book being the possibility for the men meet an unlimited number of partners and for women to have an unlimited number of orgasms.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

For this text and some other erotic books previously published, Isou was tried and imprisoned. A petition circulated and many intellectuals took his defense, among them: G. Nevaux, L. Pauwels, A. Roussin, A. Maurois,. Mr. Achard, M. Aymé, A. Breton, J. Cocteau, A Gance, Ph. Soupault, T. Tzara, among others.

Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Erotic/Pornographic.

Theme: Love, Seduction, Sex.

Add to your list


> Isidore Isou.

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.