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.

Filip Francis

Motorisch-mentale compositie, 1979

Painting, 180 x 180 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0140).

In his so-called motor-mental compositions, Filip Francis examines to what extent coincidence, in combination with other psychophysical circumstances, influences the creation of a painting and thus also affects the result. The artist realizes paintings with the left hand, with the right hand, with the left foot, with the mouth, in a drunken state or in a moving vehicle. In this way he wants to make the viewer think about the question whether a work in which coincidence plays a part would be inferior in comparison with other works.

These experiments fit within a broader research that Filip Francis conducts towards the foundations of painting. The artist asks questions about the basic conditions for painting and the extent to which our visual perception is decisive for what we see.

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>Filip Francis, Motorisch-mentale compositie, 1979

>Filip Francis, Motorisch-mentale compositie, 1979 In: A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF M HKA PART 1: Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark – 02.05-29.08.2021


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Filip Francis.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: ERCOLA 1968–2018. M HKA, Antwerp, 15 September 2018 - 06 January 2019.

> Exhibition: A NON-U-MENTAL HISTORY OF M HKA – Part 1: Foundation Gordon Matta-Clark. M HKA, Antwerp, 02 May 2021 - 29 August 2021.

> Ensemble: Stichting Gordon Matta-Clark.