M HKA and AIR Antwerpen have invited Art Paper Editions (APE) to be the twelfth guest in the Lodgers programme. APE is an independent publishing platform and was founded in 2010 by Jurgen Maelfeyt and Caroline De Malsche. APE focusses on the book as an exhibition space. APE works with artists and institutions. Performing The Book is a series of events and exhibitions curated by Jurgen Maelfeyt. The first event hosts performances by Hana Miletić and an exhibition of the full APE Library.

Hana Miletić was born in Zagreb (1982), she lives and works in Brussels and Zagreb. In her work she explores the residues and upheavals of political changes, whereby she focuses on the formation of subjectivity, on the level of both the individual and the community. She describes her artistic practice as street photography via which she documents objects and narratives in a continuous investigation into DIY cultures. Photography serves as a means of orientation in her ongoing exploration of social realities. She has a multiform practice that includes, among others, sculptures, textiles, performances, workshops, printed matter and writing.

The second event hosts performances and exhibitions with Arnout & Michiel De Cleene, Pieterjan Ginckels and Manor Grunewald.