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.

Joris Ghekiere

Foto: Anna Drijbooms

1955 - 2016

Born in Kortrijk (BE).

The Belgian painter Joris Ghekiere (1955-2016) makes eye-catching work that is rife with ambiguity. He is inspired by the beauty he finds in his own photographs or in images taken from the Internet. His lyrical and eclectic approach seeks to blend various styles and techniques, combining figurative images and abstract motifs. He paints still lives of plants and trees, futuristic landscapes, masked characters, a glittering disco ball, tile motifs, a dead dog, and countless portraits of young women – often seen from behind – always with a remarkable hairdo, pose or facial expression. Ghekiere is fascinated by stereotypical beauty that seems literally too good to be true, and that, as such, provokes the emergence of melancholy and a sense of impermanence. The beauty of the image is called into question through the techniques the artist uses: colours blending together, so-called "Photoshopped" negative images, a strange shadow or an uncomfortable angle. As a result, his oeuvre, like that of several Belgian painters of his generation, belongs to the image-questioning contemporary painting: the medium is used to question the image, both visually and in terms of content.

Text: Hans Willemse
Translations: Michael Meert






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>Joris Ghekiere, Panamarenko, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Wout Vercammen, Diana Van Strijdonck, Happeners opnieuw verenigd - Ontbijt op de Groenplaats, 1987.Happening.

>Francky Cane , Joris Ghekiere, Ever Meulen , Dirk Vander Eecken, Joseph Willaert, De Finale, 1993.Invitation Card, print on paper, 29,5 x 20 cm.

>Joris Ghekiere, Zonder titel [Untitled], 2007.Painting, 116 x 146 x 3.5 cm.

>Joris Ghekiere, Zonder titel [Untitled], 2008.Painting, 200 x 160 cm.

>Joris Ghekiere, Untitled 2010, 2010.Painting, oil on canvas, 110 x 200 cm.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

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> Exhibition: De Finale. 02 July 1993 - 03 July 1993.

> Exhibition: Sanguine/Bloedrood. Luc Tuymans on Baroque. 01 June 2018 - 16 September 2018.

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

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: Francky Cane - Invitations Group Exhibitions.

> Ensemble: Happenings & Collages.