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.

Optimistic Box N°1, 1968

Object, 11 x 11 x 11 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. M00006).

Other works and editions that afford an enlightening peek into a world structured by such an anarchic sense of humor are the so-called “Optimistic Boxes”, the first of which, from the fabled year 1968, contains a pavement stone: an inscription on the outside of Optimistic Box Nr. 1 (1968) reads “thank God for modern weapons”, countered by an inscription that states “we don’t throw stones at each other anymore” – yet the paving stone was effectively that year’s most popular weapon.

Optimistic Box n°2 from 1969 contains Filliou’s scathing view of modern marriage; yet another, later work, A More Curious Invention of the Gaga Yogi (1976) consists of a box containing hundreds of thumbnails inside, and sporting one lonely, hammered nail outside.

Optimistic Box N°3 "So much the better if you can't play chess" on the outside and "You won't imitate Marcel Duchamp" on the inside. Optimistic Box N° 4 and 5 is one object, it is about the overall importance of money. The object is a pink piggy bank, on the one side is written "one thing I learned since I was born" on the other side : "that I must die since I was born".

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>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box N°1 (closed), 1968 

>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box N°1 (opened), 1968  


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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Robert Filliou – Multiples. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 21 June 2003 - 21 August 2003.

> Exhibition: Meeting Points 7 – Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 October 2013 - 16 February 2014.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Exhibition: Visite. Cultureel Centrum Overijse, Overijse, 03 April 2009 - 10 September 2009.

> Exhibition: Robert Filliou – The Secret of Permanent Creation. M HKA, Antwerpen, 13 October 2016 - 22 January 2017.

> Exhibition: The Collection. M HKA, Antwerpen, 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

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> Ensemble: Robert Filliou @M HKA.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

Related Items

>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box n°4 and 5, 1968-1981.Object, paper, ceramics, 9.5 x 16.5 x 11 cm.

>Robert Filliou, Boîte optimiste n°2 - Vive Le Mariage, 1969.Object, wooden box, labels, picture, 9 x 12 x 2.5 cm.

>Robert Filliou, Optimistic Box n°3, 1969.Object, wooden box, labels, 6 x 12 x 2,9 cm.