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.

Le fou rire du nouveau riche, 1950

Print, 488 x 350 mm.

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0491_12).

At the beginning of the 1950's, Cox starts experimenting with making multicolored prints on his own litho-press.  Le fou rire du nouveau riche is one such work, and the M HKA collection contains several printer's proofs of this lithograph.  Feeling limited in his printing technique and not wholly satisfied with the results, in 1952 Cox decides to call on the celebrated Parisian printing atelier of Mourlot.  Here he could realize his color litho's in ideal conditions, and profit from this workshop's accumulated experience - as did fellow artists like Bernard Villon, Marc Chagall and Alberto Giacometti. 

This collaboration resulted in some wonderful works such as Verhuizing ’s avonds (1952), Vreugdetakken (1952) and the portrait of his girlfriend Yvonne: Verrassing [Sursprise] from 1952. 

In 1953 Cox exhibits a selection of his lithographic work in Amsterdam.  This exhibition later also traveled to Indonesia, and a companion catalogue was published with texts by J.H.W. Veenstra. 

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> Jan Cox.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: INBOX: Jan Cox – Episode 1: How can you keep the remembrance of an artist current? Koen van den Broek's choice. M HKA, Antwerp, 06 April 2014 - 04 May 2014.

> Exhibition: INBOX: Jan Cox – Aflevering 3: Hoe de herinnering van een kunstenaar hedendaags houden? De keuze van Philippe Pirotte. M HKA, Antwerpen, 03 June 2014 - 29 June 2014.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2014 [Acquisitions 2014].

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>Jan Cox, Le fou rire du nouveau riche, 1950.Print, lithograph on paper, 488 x 350 mm.

>Jan Cox, Le fou rire du nouveau riche, 1950.Print, lithograph on paper, 488 x 350 mm.