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.

Helicopter, 1978


©image: M HKA/CC

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0387).

In the early 1980s Matthys’s work undergoes a remarkable change. His image constructions are no longer systematic and comprehensive. The visual narrative is divided into a composition of fragments and offers an abundance of information. Matthys appropriates images from the world around him, but also from his own work. He transforms them and returns them to us in a new context and a new form. Helicopter is an early example of this new form of composition. The structure of the work is still reminiscent of the horizontal mode of reading typical of his polaroid period. There is still a system in the arrangement, but the sequencing of the images becomes less significant and offers no real support for our understanding. As we look we zigzag from image to image, performing many small comparisons across the surface of the image. The idea of type takes shape in front of our eyes. We don’t perceive a particular helicopter, but the way in which helicopters are perceived.

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> Danny Matthys.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: To Live, Above All.