lonelyfingers presenting Maps of You at PRODUCTION. Made in Germany III. kestnergesellschaft, Hanover 03. June 2017 – 03. September 2017 We are thinking of drawing our biographies as maps. Beginning with the lines drawn in our hands.
Maps of You is the beginning of a new group of works made by ourselves and our collaborators. We are starting to ‘draw’ our biographies in a different way; visualising the transitions and raptures in one’s work which can appear when we change work-life settings and when we are facing different cultural inspirations. Loneyfingers are thinking of drawing our biographies as maps. Maybe with the help of this abstract language we could get closer to a different understanding of artistic work, which states that artworks register specific points on a personal voyage. We have the immense pleasure to be working for this conversation with a group of very generous artists and authors Katinka Bock | Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner | Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho | Yorgos Sapountzis | Maria Anna Bierwirth | Daniel Knorr | Timotheus Vermeulen | Rita McBride | Anne Poehlmann | Diango Hernández | Owen Gump | Jessica Gispert | Sakae Ozawa | Monika Stricker | Daniel Maier-Reimer | Daniel Barroca | Lin May Saeed | Manuel Graf | Schirin Kretschmann | Raphaela Vogel THANK YOU ALL!
We are thinking of drawing our biographies as maps. Beginning with the lines drawn in our hands.
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In the summer of 2017, PRODUCTION. made in germany three will aim to reflect the multifaceted and diverse art scene in Germany, for the first time ever with a thematic focus. The third edition of Made in Germany in Hanover will concentrate on the conditions of the production of art in Germany and the question of how geographic, political, and institutional structures as well as new technologies create the necessary prerequisites for the production of art. Moreover, it will ask to what extent current artistic work is fundamentally influenced by these prerequisites or takes them as its subject. PRODUCTION. made in germany three deals with the element of “made in”—that is, the relevance of Germany as the location of production, and in particular its cultural concentration in the federal system under the advance of globalization and digitization.
The question of production allows for different perspectives on the topic: On the one hand, it is striking that more artistic groupings, project spaces, and other types of networking—both on site and digitally connected across the globe—are not only experiencing a renaissance, but are also developing new forms. The exhibition will feature numerous different artist collectives. In contrast to the previous Made in Germany exhibitions, artists from older generations will be shown as references who influence current artistic practice. Performative works and time-based performances will also be featured.
The progressive dissolution of boundaries in the visual arts has prompted us—the Kestner Gesellschaft, the Kunstverein Hannover, and the Sprengel Museum—to seek out additional cultural partners in Hanover. For the first time ever, the Staatstheater Hannover, Theaterformen, and the Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen will participate as satellites in order to augment the question of production and location with additional interdisciplinary projects and to underscore the changing conditions for the production of opera, theater, and performance.
Artists: Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Olga Balema, Berlin Program for Artists, Juliette Blightman, Carina Brandes, Peles Empire, Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, Kasia Fudakowski, Lena Henke, Schirin Kretschmann, Veit Laurent Kurz, Oliver Laric, Amy Lien and Enzo Camacho, Lonelyfingers, Max Pitegoff and Calla Henkel, Willem de Rooij, Yorgos Sapountzis, Timur Si-Qin, Lucie Stahl, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Raphaela Vogel, and others