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.

Smoke Screen, 2005

Painting, 210 x 140 cm.

©photo: Studio Koen van den Broek, Merksem

Collection: Courtesy Philipp von Rosen Gallery, Keulen.

The serenity emanating from this work takes the viewer for a ride: this is not a sunset. The sun is too high for that. The image refers to both Hollywood action movies, where unbridled violence set the world on fire, and the impact of major fires just outside of Los Angeles, which literally branded the landscape. Van den Broek, who was coincidentally in L.A. when the natural disaster occurred, decided to ignore all safety precautions and drove a Lincoln Continental convertible to the advancing line of fire, where he managed to photograph unique, apocalyptic scenes. The searing heat threw up sand and dust like a smokescreen. It seemed nothing less than a dramatic battlefield. Looking for the link with the legendary ballet Spartacus by Yuri Grigorovich, we soon find out that the uncontrollable nature of the fires symbolizes the lost battle of the gladiators.

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> Koen van den Broek.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Borderline. A - Tower, Antwerpen, 03 September 2016 - 30 September 2016.