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.

Mar Rosso - Sedie Love Difference [Red Sea – Love Difference Chairs], 2005

Installation, 4 x (78 x 46 cm).

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp - Donation Friends of M HKA, 2011 (Inv. no. S0455).

In 1994, Michelangelo Pistoletto writes the manifesto Progetto Arte: he argues for an art that is engaged with the wider world, and urges artists to think about the role they play in society and their responsibilities herein.  With his grand art-project Cittadellarte, Pistoletto has since 1996 been working to concretize these ideas in collaboration with other artists.

Pistoletto believes in art's potential of bringing together ever more disparate cultures, peoples, belief systems and individuals.  He also addresses various human activities and sectors such as the economy, religion, education and politics, aspiring to connect them via the medium of art.  In 2002 he began the project Love Difference – Artistic Movement for an InterMediterranean Politic, his aim being to encourage a closer rapprochement among countries and peoples of the Mediterranean basin.

The work Red Sea – Love Difference Chairs is a component of this project.  On four side-by-side placed chairs, we are presented with the outline of the Red Sea coast.  The sea acts here as metaphor for the bringing together of different cultures, in this way mediating between countries, languages, political ideas and religions.  In collaboration with Colombian artist Juan Sandoval, Pistoletto re-works an existing chair-type into something that balances on the borderline between art and design, between installation and functional object, between land and sea.  Upon these chairs, the border is meant not to divide but to unite. 

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> Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Bornem - Gedeelde Ruimte. CC Ter Dilft, Bornem, 03 May 2014 - 25 May 2014.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Genk - Genkenaren kiezen kunst. C-Mine, Genk, 02 July 2014 - 31 August 2014.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: The City of Art.