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.

Pamiętnik Dziadka (The Diary of Grandfather), 2002

Book, 27.2 x 21.2 cm, 63 p, language: Polish, publisher: Lódz: Galeria 86, ISBN: 8390423715.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/237).

Literary synopsis

In 1962, Maria Stangret Kantor started writing "a novel without end", a literary piece of collage structure, consisting automatically mounted fragments of old handbooks, brochures, fictional stories, and her own irrelevant and trivial situations. She took writing as a kind of "vent" which she managed to depart from the seriousness of the so-called high art. She published certain fragments in her catalogues (eg Krzysztofory, 1965, Foksal, 1967), and in 2002 the work was published under the title The Diary of Grandfather.

Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice

A shared fascination in both automatic painting and writing.

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> Maria Stangret Kantor.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.