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.

Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) - Reversal Series, 1978

Print, 79×59 cm .

© Andy Warhol. Collection of Samuel Vanhoegaerden, Belgium

Collection: Collection of Samuel Vanhoegaerden, Belgium.

In the late 1970s, Warhol began his Reversals and Retrospectives series, which recycled some of his best-known images. Using, and reusing images at will, Warhol was post-modern in his approach, toying with notions of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, and imbuing existing images with new ideas and perspectives. The work Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) from the Reversal Series, uses one of his iconic images, that of Marilyn Monroe. Warhol would look to reflect the optics of fame and celebrity, making portraits of some of the world’s most renowned people, from Monroe to Mao. The ‘surface’ of his images were a part of this critical reflection on the superficiality of the phenomenon and the visual culture that sustains it. Here, as the image is in negative, Marilyn appears black, evoking the dark underbelly of fame.

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> Andy Warhol.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: MONOCULTURE | A Recent History. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 September 2020 - 25 April 2021.

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> Ensemble: MONOCULTURE - ARTWORKS.

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> Ensemble: CULTURE WARS.