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.

Sensual, 2007

Installation

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Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK007699-002).

N S Harsha makes large-scale painted installations that relate to the issue of the liberalisation of the agricultural sector in India and the difficulties farmers have had to face as a consequence.

Reflecting the rural-urban divide, the installation Sensual, like many of N. S. Harsha’s works, takes from the pictorial language of traditional miniature painting in South Asia, and develops it into a spatial practice. We see firstly a painting of a person resembling a businessman, laid flat on the floor, on top of which are traditional wooden tools for working the land. On the wall is a painting of a falling head. Harsha has created several artworks relating to the issue of the liberalisation of the agricultural sector in India, and the difficulties farmers and rural farming communities have had to face as a consequence. In particular, the adoption of monocultural agricultural techniques along with the sale of genetically modified seeds by multinational corporations, which in contrast to the so-called green revolution's boasts, have, in fact, led to spiralling debt and mass suicides among farmers. It has also led to the destruction of traditional community life and to the erasure of local agricultural knowledge.

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Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: SANTHAL FAMILY – Positions Around an Indian Sculpture. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 01 February 2008 - 05 May 2008.

> Exhibition: MONOCULTURE | A Recent History. M HKA, Antwerpen, 25 September 2020 - 25 April 2021.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens, Part IV: Dealing with Catastrophe, The Flow of the World. M HKA, Antwerp, 18 November 2017 - 07 January 2018.

> Exhibition: Urgent Conversations Athens - Antwerp. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Athens, 31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.

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

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> Ensemble: AGRICULTURE.

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> Ensemble: Class and Tribe.

> Ensemble: SANTHAL FAMILY.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: Dealing with Catastrophe.

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> Ensemble: MONOCULTURE - ARTWORKS.

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