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.

10 dagen - 10 nachten, 1985

Poster, 20 x (24 x 18 cm).

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp / Collection Flemish Community (Inv. no. BK005422).

On 4 July 2019 Philippe Van Snick died at the age of 72. With his meticulous and precise work, he is one of the artists who helped lay the foundations for our current contemporary art scene. This was confirmed last year, when he received the Flemish Ultima for visual arts. M HKA has had the pleasure of working closely with him these past years. In the spring of 2019, 10 dagen – 10 nachten (10 days – 10 nights), which we are showing here, was included in Salon de Peinture. In the fall of 2018 Van Snick collaborated on the exhibition Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna. In 2017 the exhibition Ping Pong, a collection presentation dedicated to the work of Van Snick, was held at M HKA. His work remains, his presence will be missed.

10 dagen – 10 nachten (10 days – 10 nights) consists of twenty colored panels. Ten of them are uniformly painted black, the other ten uniformly blue. Black refers to the night, the blue is for the day. The theme of day and night to see emerges often in the oeuvre of Van Snick. The artist draws his inspiration from the most everyday experiences. Per set each panel is framed by a different color. It comes to color matching between the two series. The ten colors used by the artist, are the primary colors red, yellow and blue, the secondary colors orange, green and violet, the non-white and black and metallic gold and silver. These are the colors which Van Snick always works with. These colors can refer to both a psychological and a physical object. It is up to the viewer to make associations to give the colors meaning. While this works in a very minimalist imagery have been carried out, we cannot completely describe it as minimal as they are focused on the sensitivity of the spectators and witnesses of a radical openness in terms of the interpretation.

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> Philippe Van Snick.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Exhibition: Salon de Peinture. M HKA, Antwerpen, 17 January 2019 - 31 March 2019.

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

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

> Exhibition: THE GAP – Abstract Art from Belgium. A Selection. Curator: Luc Tuymans. M HKA , Antwerp, 30 January 2016 - 29 May 2016.

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> Ensemble: Spiritual Form.

> Ensemble: Audiodescriptie - De Collectie.

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Philippe Van Snick.