M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Gebeurtenissen die zich verharden tot het object waarop we zitten en abstracte zelfstandige naamwoorden die de stevigheid van een tafel verwerven, 1986

Installation, variable dimensions.

©image: M HKA

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. BK5271).

For the Initiatief ’86 exhibition in Ghent (1986), Guy Rombouts and Monica Droste from Warsaw created the monumental, room-filling work Events that harden into the object we are sitting on and abstract nouns that acquire the solidity of a table. The title is a quote from [Stefan Themerson](http://www.themersonarchive.com/index.htm), the British composer, poet, writer, film-maker and philosopher of Polish origin. The quote is also literally a part of the installation. The typeface used for this was one that Rombouts had developed and which he was to perfect and make use of together with Droste in the years that followed. In their ‘Azart’, each letter is designed by means of a specifically designated linear figure, from the A, which is ‘angular’, to the Z, which becomes ‘zigzag’. Written in this way, words are again able to form an organically delineated entity, whereby the first and last letter are always linked together. The quote itself was written down this way on chairs; the tables are English nouns, starting with ‘absurdity’; the blackboard says ‘événements’ in French.

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Artists

> Monica Droste.

> Guy Rombouts.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Ensemble: Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Emptiness is Form.

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> Ensemble: An Architecture for Art - Guy Rombouts.