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.

Vertikalen, begrenzing van een weiland [Verticals, Limits of a Meadow], 1974

Photography, 24 x 84 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0318_001).

Danny Matthys’ oeuvre includes diverse media such as photography, installation art, video, painting, assemblage and sculpture.  In his work he reconnoiters his surrounding environment.  He explores and analyzes this milieu, in the broadest sense of the word.  He scans the physical space; he studies and systematizes it.  The laying bare of structures is, however, always more important than the aesthetic characteristics.  Matthys wishes the viewer to become aware of the complexity of our ways of seeing.  From this vantage point, the work may be seen as a formalized investigation into the process of perception. 

As a visual artist, Danny Matthys focuses on a typically visual problem: the quest for a form that makes the time- and space dimensions of perception visible.  So, for example, a photograph is by definition a flat reproduction of a frozen moment, and inherent here is the proposition of the space-time problematic.  In Vertikalen, begrenzing van een weiland [Verticals, Limits of a Meadow], as well, the artist sets out to create a design that will render these dimensions readable.

His work can also be seen as a systematic search for a design-structure that specifically connects with the medium used for perception.  So doing, the traditional distinction between form and content melts away.  The content of Matthys' work is found precisely in this making visible of the medium-'imposed' form.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XXXII – Personality Test + The Book Lovers. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herzele – Beyond words. M HKA, Herzele, 03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.

> Exhibition: INBOX: Ziekenhuisschool 2018. M HKA, Antwerp, 09 March 2018 - 25 March 2018.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: To Live, Above All.