M HKA’s innovative LODGERS programme continues into 2016! The LODGERS programme invites some of the most imaginative artistic initiatives to come and occupy the 6th floor at M HKA. It offers a unique opportunity for public interface, to organisations and initiatives who focus specifically on producing and commissioning, and who do not have their own display space. These LODGERS might be publishers, commissioning agencies, research initiatives, labels, collectives, discussion platforms and other initiatives experimenting with artistic practice who would be interested to live, work and perform in Antwerp.
The programme is developed as a partnership with AIR Antwerpen (the city’s artist residency programme), who offer 3-month long residencies for the guest initiatives. M HKA hosts these initiatives for a period of three months, co-developing an active series of site-specific displays, events and commissions.
LODGERS are welcomed from "Eurocore" – the combined region of Benelux and the Rheinland. Free entrance to visit our LODGERS. Come and say hello!
LODGERS #5 Le Salon: Het Katsalon
It is a curatorial project initiated by Devrim Bayar together with Virginie Devillez and Valerie Verhack. They run the online platform www.welcometolesalon.be which is aimed at presenting, documenting and reflecting on contemporary art in Belgium. Their project as our guests in the LODGERS programme is titled Het Katsalon, which, together with the participation of artists Francois Curlet, John Armleder and others, will reflect on the presence of cats in art.
LODGERS #6 Ultra Eczema
LODGERS #7 Lonely Fingers
LODGERS #8 Pages Magazine