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.

Way of an Object, 2013


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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Donated by the V-A-C Foundation, Moskow (Inv. no. S0504_1).

For Way of an Object, Makhacheva selects three artifacts: a painting by the Russian painter V.M. Vasnetsov, a wooden saltcellar and a ceremonial wedding armband. The artist wishes to free these museum pieces native to the Republic of Dagestan from their inability to function and to speak. The objects are provided with arms and legs, and brought to life in a street performance by puppeteer Ekaterina Kasabova and with a script by Andrey Kureshkov, that has the objects debate about their role in Dagestan's history. And while they seem to come to life, the artifacts are still unable to think or speak independently. They remain marionettes and remind us of the fact that history's most determinative question always is: "Who's doing the talking?" Moreover, Way of an Object may be seen as a plea to find a more active role for objects in local museums.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Recent acquisitions. M HKA, Antwerp, 14 August 2015 - 31 January 2016.

> Exhibition: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. M HKA, Antwerp, 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.

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> Exhibition: Museum in Motion - Taus Makhacheva. M HKA, Antwerp, 16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023.

> Exhibition: Museum in Motion. M HKA, Antwerp, 16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2015 [Acquisitions 2015].

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> Ensemble: Present Continuous V-A-C/M HKA.

> Ensemble: 2014.

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Taus Makhasheva.

Related Items

>Taus Makhacheva, Landscape, 2013.Installation, series of wooden objects, carved by kazbek alikhov.

>Taus Makhacheva, Tightrope, 2015.Video, 4k video, colour, sound, 73 min.

>Taus Makhacheva, Types du Caucase, 2013-2015.Installation, paper, 91 x (ca. 14 x 9 cm).