Traces AIR Antwerpen

Lodgers #7: lonelyfingers

Aug 2016 to Oct 2016


M HKA and AIR Antwerpen have invited lonelyfingers to be our seventh guest in the LODGERS programme, occupying the 6th floor of the museum for three months.

Based in Düsseldorf, lonelyfingers are a platform created in 2012 by visual artists Diango Hernández and Anne Pöhlmann. Lonelyfingers’ interest focuses on the artefacts and documents that accompany and inspire artists while developing their practice. They look to give access to these enigmatic items that have inspired contemporary artists to create their works. For lonelyfingers, the story that lies behind each artwork has a remarkable value. Lonelyfingers showcase multiple collections online as well as organise special interventions into collections by artists. Simultaneously they present curatorial projects at different spaces, inviting collaborations with artists from diverse backgrounds and practices. Perhaps their most ambitious being their project lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke for Museum Abteiburg in Mönchengladbach, which won the AICA-Germany Best Special Exhibition of 2013. Lonelyfingers was conceived with the support of: Rogelio Hernández, Daniel Barroca, Jay Batlle, Jarosław Fliciński, Manuel Graf, Owen Gump, Rita McBride, Glen Rubsamen, Tom Sloan and Monika Stricker.

As our LODGERS, lonelyfingers are interested to collaborate with other artists to find out about how biography plays a role in one’s career, particularly when you have arrived in a different place, whether to live or to undertake a residency. For their project entitled Maps of You, they will collaborate with numerous artists and other thinkers working in the artistic field, to produce maps of their experiences and how they relate to the trajectory of their artistic careers.