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.

In the Closet, 1998

Installation, 190 x 60 x 60 cm.

© Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Photo: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK7024_M186).

The small room between two walls that makes up In the Closet is decorated as a kind of improvised bedroom, with a bed, cabinets, and a number of personal objects. The small wooden door is left ajar, as to arouse the visitor's curiosity; inviting him to peek inside, the work takes on a slightly voyeuristic undertone. Attached to the wall inside is a text, in which Kabakov reminisces about the place where he used to go as a child to read and to dream. With In the Closet, Kabakov seems to attempt to recreate such a place for himself. The work exudes comfort and warmth, but at the same time, it's a refuge, a place to hide. The title, too, suggests that something is hidden: perhaps Kabakov alludes to his previous double life as a Soviet illustrator and subversive artist?

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>Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, In the Closet, 1998 (Installation view at M HKA)

>Installation view at M HKA


> Ilya & Emilia Kabakov .

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XVIII – Ontmoeting. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 15 March 2007 - 13 June 2007.

> Exhibition: The collection XXXIII – The Collection as a Character. M HKA, Antwerpen, 07 June 2013 - 22 September 2013.

> Exhibition: The Collection. M HKA, Antwerpen, 28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.

> Exhibition: The Melancholy of Resistance. Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, 06 November 2010 - 03 January 2011.

> Exhibition: The collection XIV – Spring 2006. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 February 2006 - 23 April 2006.

> Exhibition: Ilya Kabakov – 16 installations. MuHKA, Anwerpen, 17 April 1998 - 20 September 1998.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Audiodescriptie - De Collectie.

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> Ensemble: Total Installation.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.