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.

Le Discours Alpin [The Alpine Discourse], 1987

Print, 42 x 25 cm.

©image: Syb'l S'Pictures

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5610_A).

Le discour alpin is a black-and-white silkscreen of a desolate mountain landscape. In the gap of the mountain stands a man, the only human presence in this desolate landscape. The landscape is painted; the rock face looks like a picture. The landscape is lighter and has a misty and hazy character. The rock face is darker and more prominent. For that reason the man immediately grabs our attention. The male figure looks like a drawing that was later glued on. He is holding a text in front of him: the discourse of the Alps. There is more text underneath the drawing: J’ai décidé de changer le monde… [I decided to change the world]. The letters are elegant, classic capital letters. The male figure is the artist himself. De Cordier has held numerous speeches, sometimes in the middle of a crowd, sometimes in deserted places, but the effect remains the same: there is no real communication. De Cordier, however, wants to communicate and tries to do so with his art. Nevertheless, his communication quickly becomes non-functional by uttering it, as for example in the alpine discourse, in a desolate mountain landscape. The artist has the will to change the world, but he also realises that it is not possible, that he will not succeed.

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> Thierry De Cordier.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part II: Interpersonal Space / Beyond Knowledge. M HKA, Antwerp, 01 July 2017 - 03 September 2017.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.