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.

Babi Badalov

° 1959

Born in Lerik (AZ), lives in Paris (FR).

Babi Badalov (°1959) was born in the Azerbaijan city of Lerik. After completing his studies at the Art Academy, he moves to Leningrad, today's St. Petersburg, where he lives until 1990. He is active in the semi-official art scene of the city and becomes a member of the independent artists group ‘Association of Experimental Visual Art' (TEII). As part of this group, he participates in various art expositions, both in Russia and other countries. Badalov currently lives in Paris.

The work of Badalov balances between visual art and poetry. He effectively presents his work as 'visual poetry', in which he uses painting, installations and performance, just as much as experimental and improvised literary formats. The mixture of different languages and orthographic systems, and the combination of words and pictures, is characteristic for his work in all these genres.

Badalov focuses on an exploration of the limits of language, as well as the limitations that it imposes on its users. People that lead nomadic lives – artists, but also economic migrants and political refugees – will experience both the battle and the advantages of cultural adaptation, while they can also become a prisoner of the language. Badalov plays with such situations, thereby alluding to broader geopolitical questions.


>Babi Badalov, VOAIZOVA (War is over), 2010.Installation, glass, pens, paper, sketchbook, 20 x 20 x 3 cm.

>Babi Badalov, I am Euromental, 2015.Installation, 27 sheets, ink on cotton, variable dimensions.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability. 08 October 2021 - 23 January 2022.

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Geel – Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. 15 September 2018 - 04 November 2018.

> Exhibition: INBOX: Babi Badalov – I am Euromental. 25 February 2016 - 20 March 2016.

> Exhibition: LATT: Europe at Large #5 Vyacheslav Akhunov, Babi Badalov & Azat Sargsyan. 21 May 2010 - 04 July 2010.

> Exhibition: The collection XXVII – East of 4°24'. 03 March 2011 - 21 August 2011.

> Exhibition: When Faith Moves Mountains. 17 July 2022 - 09 October 2022.

> Exhibition: Worth Fighting For. 14 November 2022 - 14 December 2022.

> Ensemble: Aanwinsten 2016 [Acquisitions 2016].

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Babi Badalov.

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> Ensemble: Benedenverdieping | Ground Floor.

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> Ensemble: Caucasian Debris.

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> Ensemble: EURASIA − A Landscape of Mutability.

> Ensemble: EUROPE AT LARGE.

> Ensemble: Middle Gate.


> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Space of World Making .

> Ensemble: Worth Fighting For.