M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop , 2011

Photography, 84 x 100 cm.

©Courtesy of the artist

Collection: Courtesy Timmy Simoens.

Vanessa van Obberghen (°1969, Seoul, Republic of Korea) uses different media to reflect upon matters such as perception, migration and integration. Her works are concerned with the role of the 'document,' and the misunderstandings that arise when these come to be translated. Van Obberghen makes the glances and points-of-view themselves into the subject of her observations. In her oeuvre, the artist wishes to create space and time for viewers to call their own prejudices into question.

In her research into Cheikh Anta Diop, one of the founders of Pan-Africanism, van Obberghen puts the emphasis on the various roles he fulfilled: scientist, philosopher, anthropologist, linguist and politician. With Tracing Cheikh Anta Diop, the artist translates her own personal vision of this documentary history into an image. Inspired by Cheikh Anta Diop's fascination for genetics and DNA, she uses an Asiatic model to address stereotypical thinking with regards to Africa's post-colonial history.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: LATT: Dialogue #2 Luc Tuymans & Vanessa van Obberghen. M HKA, Antwerpen, 04 April 2014 - 15 June 2014.