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.

Exhibition: Jan Fabre – Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976-2013

M HKA, Antwerpen

24 April 2015 - 26 July 2015

©Angelos bvba, photo: Maarten Vanden Abeele

Together with Jan Fabre (born in Antwerp in 1958), the legendary exhibition maker Germano Celant created Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976–2013 at the MAXXI in Rome. This exhibition subsequently came to the M HKA and travelled on from Antwerp to the MAC in Lyon, among others.

Stigmata gave a detailed overview of Jan Fabre’s performances. The initial exhibition image was a radical extension of a presentation method which the artist tested out back in 2006 during Homo Faber (M HKA): instruments of performances are presented on glass-topped work tables on trestles. In Stigmata, this became a stream of dozens of tables, where memories of performances were collected in the most diverse ways: by means of objects which Jan Fabre uses, mock-ups which he refers to as ‘thought models’, drawings, photos and all kinds of material that could be classified as ‘explanatory’.

This exhibition also invades the surfaces of the walls in an imposing manner and presents, along with thirty or so film and video recordings, ensembles of monumental photographs that have become images in and of themselves, as well as the famous BIC floor cloths from the M HKA collection.

Stigmata, Actions & Performances 1976–2013 was a generous, lively retrospective that was not an exhibition, but a powerful presentation that found a potent form in which the performances resonated long after and could be revisited time and again.

The exhibition was accomplished in cooperation with Angelos and was possible thanks to the support of At the Gallery and LIMA.

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> Jan Fabre, Homage to Bas Jan Ader, 1976. Performance, 46:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, You have to take everything seriously but not tragically, 1976. Performance, 00:10:00.

> Jan Fabre, Long Street of Images - Jan Fabre Street, 1977. Performance, 00:50:00.

> Jan Fabre, Action: The Essential Multiple, 1978. Performance, during the opening of the exhibition.

> Jan Fabre, Nose Laboratory / Project for Nocturnal Territory, 1978-1979. Performance, several nights.

> Jan Fabre, Vincent van Gogh - Jan Fabre house, 1978. Performance, 00:50:00.

> Jan Fabre, My body, my blood, my landscape, 1978. Performance, several days.

> Jan Fabre, Burglaries & Street Fights, 1978. Performance, various duration.

> Jan Fabre, Ik, aan het dromen [Me, Dreaming], 1978. Sculpture, mannequin, plaster, clothes, smoked meat, table, chair, microscope, nails, thumbnails, table; 70x 50 x 80 cm, chair; 140 x 50 x 40 cm; figure; 160 x 50 x 100 cm, microscope; 20 x 10 x 10 cm.

> Pieter Engels, Jan Fabre, Burried (Hommage to Pieter Engels), 1979. Performance, 00:30:00.

> Jan Fabre, Money Performance, 1979. Performance, 00:50:00.

> Jan Fabre, Action: Cleaning the Museum, 1979. Performance, 00:40:00.

> Jan Fabre, Action: Bic Art Propaganda, 1979. Performance, several months.

> Jan Fabre, Fantasie-insecten-sculpturen [Imaginary-insect-sculptures], 1979. Installation, spiders, abacus, shell-cocoon , 130 x 65 x 90 cm.

> Jan Fabre, Action: Thee-kater [Tea-hangover], 1980. Performance, 00:10:00.

> Jan Fabre, American Works and Window Performance, 1980. Performance, 03:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, The Creative Hitler Act, 1980. Performance, 01:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, The Killing of J.F.K., 1980. Performance, 00:10:00.

> Jan Fabre, After Art, 1980. Performance, 00:34:00.

> Jan Fabre, Sea-Salt of the Fields, 1980. Performance, 00:34:00.

> Jan Fabre, Ilad of the Bic Art, 1980. Performance, 20:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, Action: Bic Art Prints, 1980. Performance, 02:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, Money (Art) in Culture, 1980. Performance, 00:40:00.

> Jan Fabre, The Rea(dy)-make of the Money Performance, 1980. Performance, 00:50:00.

> Jan Fabre, Bill us later, 1981-1982. Performance, over several years.

> Jan Fabre, Music Performances: Homo Fabere: This ain't work this is evolution, 1981. Performance, 01:20:00.

> Jan Fabre, Art as a Gamble, Gamble as an Art, 1981. Performance, 00:50:00.

> Jan Fabre, Ilad of the Bic Art, the Bic Art Room, 1981. Performance, 3 days and 3 nights.

> Jan Fabre, Performance X ... Art as a Cultivated Boredom, 1981. Performance.

> Jan Fabre, It is Kill or Cure, 1982. Performance, 01:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, We went uptown and let us tell you, it was fantastic, 1982. Performance, 2 evenings a week.

> Jan Fabre, Television action: The Emperor's New Clothes, 1984. Performance, 00:10:00.

> Jan Fabre, The Scheldt (Hey, what a pleasant madness!), 1988. Performance, 00:10:00.

> Jan Hoet, Jan Fabre, A Gambling battle between a curator and an artist , 1991. Performance, 03:00:00.

> Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Jan Fabre, A masterpiece on vertical piano (Homage to Walter Marchetti), 1996. Performance, 00:30:00.

> Jan Fabre, Action: The Man Measuring the Clouds, 1997-2000. Performance, various.

> Ilya & Emilia Kabakov , Jan Fabre, A Meeting / Vstrecha, 1997. Performance, 00:35:00.

> Martin Brendell, Ian Gauld, Dick Vane-Wright, Rory Post, Martin Hall, Jan Fabre, A Consilience , 2000. Performance, 00:36:00.

> Jan Fabre, Sanguis / Mantis, 2001. Performance, 05:00:00.

> Peter Sloterdijk, Dietmar Kamper, Jan Fabre, The Problem (Homage to Dietmar Kamper), 2001. Performance, 00:30:00.

> Jan Fabre, Parrots and guinea pigs, 2003. Performance, 00:30:00.

> Marina Abramović, Jan Fabre, Virgin / Warrior, 2004. Performance, 05:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, Lancelot, 2004. Performance, 04:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, Is the brain the most sexy part of the body?, 2007. Performance.

> Jan Fabre, Art kept me out of jail (Homage to Jacques Mesrine), 2008. Performance, 04:00:00.

> Jan Fabre, To Bring an End to the Royal Judgement and the Judgement of God (Homage to Antonin Artaud), 2009. Performance, 00:31:00.

> Jan Fabre, I am the shame pole, 2010. Performance, 00:32:00.

> Jan Fabre, Do we feel with our brain and think with our heart?, 2013. Performance.

> Jan Fabre, Jan Fabre - Stigmata (Actions & Performances 1976-2013), 2014. Book, ink, paper, 30.4 x 21.8 cm, 647 p., language : English, publisher : Skira Editore S.p.A., Milano, ISBN : 9788857221243.

> Jan Fabre, Jan Fabre - Stigmata (Acties & Performances 1976-2013) - Nederlands addendum, 2015. Book, ink, paper, 29.7 x 21 cm, 67 p., language : Dutch, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen.