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.

City of the Future, 1969

Sculpture, 10 x 71.5 x 8 cm.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. S0376).

For City of the future from 1969, Van Hoeydonck exclusively uses glass and plexiglas. The work is composed of simple volumes strongly reminiscent of a set of ‘building blocks’. It is a purified maquette, devoid of all details, where people are conspicuous by their absence. In part owing to the use of clear materials, a white, immobile silence seems to hang over this still to be discovered city… a habitable strip awaiting inhabitants. In his cities of the future, Van Hoeydonck’s connection to architecture – something already manifestly present in his early paintings – comes to full expression. With his work, he wishes to bring order out of chaos, like an archeologist does with the past: Paul Van Hoeydonck as (urban) architect for the present... and the visual artist for the future.

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Artist

> Paul Van Hoeydonck.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: EXTRA MUROS: Visite Herzele – Beyond words. M HKA, Herzele, 03 April 2015 - 03 May 2015.

> Ensemble: Het Concrete [The Concrete].

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Retrospection and Prospection.