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.

La Feinte [The Sham], 1982

Photography, 220 x 180 x 130 cm.

image: © M HKA, Collectie M HKA, Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK006855).

La Feinte is part of a long series of portrait photographs commonly referred to as Portraits of the Artist, which Vercruysse made between 1977 and 1984. These carefully staged photographs are printed reproductions with a circulation of only one: in this way, Vercruysse challenges the reproducibility of the image in photography. In many of the portraits of this series, including La Feinte, Vercruysse himself is the model. His measured pose and the well-considered composition refer to the conventions of traditional portraiture. Nonetheless, this is not a traditional self-portrait: the image is fractured, as if it were the reflection of a broken mirror. Moreover, the frame surrounding the portrait suggests that we are looking at a photo of a photo. This work is a sophisticated structure, in which the artist merely seems a background actor. This might be a portrait of 'the artist', but is it a portrait of Jan Vercruysse? With La Feinte, Vercruysse explores the boundary between still life and portraiture, as well as the role of the artist in his work.

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>Jan Vercruysse, Sans Titre (La Feinte), 1982

>Jan Vercruysse, Sans Titre (La Feinte), 1982


> Jan Vercruysse.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection III – Spring 2003, with interventions by Gert Robijns, Wilhelm Sasnal, Bojan Fajfric & Christophe Terlinden. M HKA, Antwerpen, 22 February 2003 - 18 May 2003.

> Exhibition: From Broodthaers to Braeckman – Photography in the Visual Arts in Belgium. M HKA, Antwerpen, 06 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

> Exhibition: The collection XV – Ergens/Somewhere. With interventions by Pierre Bismuth, Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Pieter Vermeersch. M HKA, Antwerpen, 16 June 2006 - 27 August 2006.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: De positie van kunst en de kunstenaar [The position of art and the artist].


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Non - Places.