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.

Fuck Africa, 2015

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©Nástio Mosquito - Photo: Stuart Whipps

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK008202).

In ‘Fuck Africa’  Nastio Mosquito questions the notion of Africa as a construct ‘that is fucked up’ from a critical point of view. In the same gesture he addresses Europe by pretending he bought it, therewith holding up a mirror of colonisation towards both continents.

The works of Mosquito present a curious provocation in their direct confrontation with the viewer. Mosquito places himself centre stage, adopting different personae, and adopting attitudes from his other experiences of working as an actor, presenter, singer, and media impresario. His work is often described as confronting stereotypes of Africa and its people, which, while not untrue, is only part of the complexity of his work. Mosquito plays with charisma and exoticism, being funny and scary, and entertaining and awkward. We are always left never quite knowing whether we are meeting the real Nástio Mosquito, and yet the works offer a glimpse of a future where we may have a certain freedom to be what we feel, beyond political correctness and the desire to be consumers of cultural difference.

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> Nástio Mosquito.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. Oskar Jager Strasse 97-99, Keulen, 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.

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> Ensemble: Space of World Making .