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.

Dollar Bill , 1981


Collection: M HKA, Antwerp.

With their qualities of surface and repetition, Warhol’s works offer profound critical reflection on the dominance of the American capitalist system of the post-war period. As Warhol once said: “Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art”. It is because of this embrace in Warhol’s art of capitalism – its vast potential, it global reach, and its great capacity to perpetuate both prosaic ‘pop’ culture and global icons – that makes him a key American artist of the post-war period. Often described as a Pop Artist, Warhol has also been described as a protagonist of Capitalist Realism, a term mimicking the Socialist Realism of the USSR. Capitalist Realism is used to describe practices that embody liberal capitalism. The dollar bill and dollar sign were recurring motifs in Warhol’s art since the 1960s, and he would regularly sign dollar bills.

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> Andy Warhol.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: MONOCULTURE | A Recent History. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 September 2020 - 25 April 2021.

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> Ensemble: CAPITALISM.

Related Items

>Andy Warhol, Dollar Sign (reprint 2013), 1982.Print, 4 silkscreen prints, 39.6×50.5 cm.