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.

Ohne Titel, 1967-1968


©photo: M HKA, Antwerp

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Donated by Isi Fiszman (Inv. no. S0576_2).

The attraction and dynamism of water and rivers in particular - the Rhine in his native town of Düsseldorf and the Scheldt in his second home city of Antwerp - have had a major impact on the work of Bernd Lohaus. In the mid-1960s, the artist began to haunt abandoned shipyards in the harbour. In addition to wooden beams, he also found thick ropes there, which he adapted and used in his sculptures in a variety of ways. Lohaus made most of the rope works between 1966 and 1968.

In the piece dating from 1966, the different elements are determined by their fundamental properties: mass, gravity, tension and load-bearing capacity. Thus, a dynamic emerges from the relationship between the various parts of the sculpture. In the work dating from 1967-1968, rope and wood create a whole in terms of form. The rope connects two wooden beams, which are completely enveloped by them. Since the ends of the rope seem to merge with the sculpture, a suggestion of infinity emerges.

The notion of connection is a recurring theme throughout Lohaus' oeuvre and is strongly present in the works with ship's rope. The properties of the rope itself - made up of different strands that are interwoven with each other - and its function to connect different elements with each other are consistent with this. The works that combine wooden components with rope create a connection between seemingly contradictory concepts: transience and robustness; weightlessness and gravity.

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