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.

Yves Klein

©Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

1928 - 1962

Died in Paris (), born in Nice ().

The Yves Klein of 1959 already had an extreme reputation on the art scene. He had swept the table clear of arguments about form and color with his monochrome paintings. In 1958, at the opening of his exhibition The Void – the empty space of Galerie Iris Clert in Paris – some 3000 persons pushed and shoved to get a peek. In Antwerp, on March 21st 1959, he takes another step forward. He shows no paintings, making instead his first ‘pure’ conceptual work. With Klein’s personal presence at the opening (where he quotes Gaston Bachelard: ‘First, there is nothing, next there is a deep nothing, then a blue deepness.’), he guarantees the actual existence of an ‘immaterial pictorial sensitivity’ of which three ‘zones’ are for sale, payable in pure gold.

>Yves Klein, Pigment pur, 1957.Installation, tray with pure pigment, Variable dimensions.

>Yves Klein, Pluie bleue, (S 36), 1957.Installation, dry pigment and synthetic resin on twelve wooden rods, 209 x 1,1 cm.

>Daniel Spoerri, Robert Breer, Pol Bury, Yves Klein, Heinz Mack, Bruno Munari, Dieter Roth, Jesús Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Vision in Motion / Motion in Vision, 1959.Book, 42pp. illustraties in zwart wit en kleur., 21 x 21 cm.

>Piero Manzoni, Alberto Burri, Jean Tinguely, Jef Verheyen, Yves Klein, Werner Ruhnau, Letter from Yves Klein to Jef Verheyen (17 January 1959), 1959.Letter, ink on paper, 29,6 x 21 cm / 2 sides, with envelope.

>Yves Klein, Monochrome bleu, sans titre [Blue Monochrome, Untitled], 1959.Painting, pigment, synthetic resin, canvas, wood, 92.4 x 73.7 x 2.6 cm.

>Alfons De Belder, Yves Klein, Renaat Braem, Jef Verheyen, Installation view with Yves Klein’s 'Pluie bleue' and 'Trois tables monochromes' in the vaulted cellar of ‘t Fortje (Deurne, Antwerp), 1964.Photography, photograph.

>Yves Klein, Rotraut Klein, Günther Uecker, Jef Verheyen, Poster for the exhibition 'Klein – Rotraut – Uecker – Verheyen' in Théâtre des Plans, Brussels, 1965.Poster, ink on paper.

>Yves Klein, Sammlung Lenz, Jef Verheyen, • 0808 • Hommage à Yves Klein II, 1970.Drawing, blue pigment on paper, 60 x 42 cm, 88 x 68 cm with frame.

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>Yves Klein, Jef Verheyen, Copy of 'Yves Klein' (ed. Hannah Weitemeier, 1976) from the artist’s library, 1976.Book, ink on paper.

>Jef Verheyen, Yves Klein, Paul De Vree, Freddy De Vree, Poems on Jef Verheyen, Yves Klein and Paul De Vree.Text, ink on paper, typoscript, 3 p..

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>Yves Klein, Jef Verheyen, Over Yves Klein.Text, ink on paper, 1 side.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Jef Verheyen. Window on Infinity. 23 March 2024 - 18 August 2024.

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> Exhibition: Klein - Rotraut - Uecker - Verheyen. 20 October 1965 - 07 November 1965.

> Exhibition: LATT: new art in Antwerp 1958-1962 #3 creating totally new media. 24 May 2012 - 02 September 2012.

> Exhibition: The collection XXIX – Spirits of Internationalism: 6 European Collections 1956-1986. 20 January 2012 - 29 April 2012.

> Ensemble: Het Concrete [The Concrete].

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - ARCHIVE.

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> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - Artist's Writings and Theory.

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - OEUVRE.

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - Works from the 1960s.

> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - Works from the 1970s.

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> Ensemble: Jef Verheyen - Writings about the Artist.

> Ensemble: Window on Infinity - Room 7.