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.

History of the Universe, 1985

Book, 22 x 15 cm, ill., 197 p, language : English, ISBN : 0-918825-12-1, publisher : Moyer Bell Limited/Nimbus Books.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/66).

Literary synopsis

Jennifer Bartlett’s first novel is a visual work that presents a series of memories, impressions, descriptions of individuals and snatches. In History of the Universe, her memories and fictions drift into stream-of-consciousness inventorie, where she captures the feeling of the legendary New York art scene of the 70's.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

Klaus Ottmann, a curator at the Phillips Collection in Washington said he felt that the novel echoes how freely Ms. Bartlett can shift gears between abstraction and representation, control and exuberance, grids of steel plates and large-scale canvases. Jennifer Bartlett: History Of The Universe, is also an exhibition organized by the Parrish Art Museum. The exhibition is made up of works from 1970 to 2011. Some works on display are made up of dialogues, meticulously written from monumental times in her life, while others feature oil paintings of 24-hour snips of her life.

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Add to your list


> Jennifer Bartlett.

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.