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.

Money is the Jail of Mankind, 1972

Print, 76 x 70 cm.

©image: M HKA

In his *poesia visiva*, De Vree also creates works in which he uses means other than photography and drawings. A remarkable object is the poem *Money is the Jail of Mankind*, which takes the form of a sort of Greek temple. De Vree places six pillars cut out from the financial pages of a newspaper against a photograph of a crowded stock exchange. The temple’s pediment is also made of newspaper, and the frieze contains the words ‘Money is the jail of mankind’. It is clear that De Vree’s target in this poem is a society composed of profiteers and consumers. By means of a mimetic portrayal of a word, he here illuminates the sacralisation of capital in the form of a temple whose pillars also suggest prison bars: man is consumed by his hunger for riches.

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> Paul De Vree.

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> Ensemble: Poesia Visiva.