Luxembourg Art Week 2018

Program

18. June 2018

14:30–15:30

Press conference

InfoLab, Casino Luxembourg
Sans titre

Press Conference

First press conference presenting the results of Luxembourg Art Week 2017 as well as key information and news of Luxembourg Art Week 2018, the CAL fall salon and other cultural events associated to the art fair (conferences, Art Talks, Kids Corner, ...).

Speakers:

Guy Arendt, Secretary of State for Culture

Alex Reding, Director, Luxembourg Art Week

Marc Hostert, President, Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg

Casino Luxembourg InfoLab
41, rue Notre-Dame
L-2240 Luxembourg

09. November 2018

16:00–17:00

Conference – Is the art market overheating?

talks
Stage, Halle Victor Hugo
Portrait of Georgina Adam, aAuthor and journalist, contributor to Financial Times and The Art Newspaper

Is the art market overheating?

With Georgina Adam, author and journalist, contributor Financial Times, The Art Newspaper

In 2017, Georgina Adam published Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century, in which she exposed the hidden facets of the international art market. Since then, prices for historic and contemporary art have continued to rise, as evidenced by the record sale of the controversial Salvator mundi attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The art market – a bubble that is bound to burst?

Conference in French language
Hosted by Christian Mosar, freelance curator and critic
Broadcast and replay on radio 100,7

09. November 2018

13:00–13:45

Art Talk – ArtLx goes Berlin: Luxemburger Künstler der Berliner Kunstszene

talks
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Art Talks © Casino Luxembourg

ArtLx goes Berlin: Luxemburger Künstler der Berliner Kunstszene

With Casey Detrow, Mary-Audrey Ramirez and Vince Tillotson

Accompanying the publication of the 2018/2019 edition of DADADA magazine, Maison Moderne and Casino Luxembourg are hosting the programme of Art Talks at LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK. Every day between 13:00 and 13:45, Luxembourgish artists and/or other actors from the local scene are invited to exchange their views on a given topic.

Berlin is not only the most renowned and dynamic art scene in Europe today, but also the most diverse. The exhibition Class Trip, curated by Casey Detrow (b. 1988 in the USA, lives and works in Luxembourg and Berlin), presents several young artists from this scene, including Vince Tillotson (b. 1989 in Luxembourg), Meisterschüler, fine art, Berlin Universität der Künste, and Mary-Audrey Ramirez (b. 1990 in Luxembourg), Meisterschülerin, fine art, Berlin Universität der Künste. Detrow’s curatorial approach is informed by feminist theories and Marxist feminism, which centre on a critical analysis of society from the perspective of gender, race and class, and their impact on everyday life.

Conference in German language
Hosted by Bettina Heldenstein, Casino Luxembourg

09. November 2018

11:00–21:00

ArtBookBox by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
ArtBookBox © Casino Luxembourg

ArtBookBox

Casino Luxembourg’s new ArtBookBox bookstore stocks a selection of contemporary publications on contemporary art, from books and monographs of Luxembourgish artists to catalogues, essays and editions by Casino Luxembourg.

09. November 2018

11:00–21:00

CLASS TRIP by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Lee Stevens © Paul Niedermayer

Class Trip

Curator: Casey Detrow
Artists: Andrew Black, Xenia Taniko, Paul Niedermayer, Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Lee Stevens, Vince Tillotson

For the past three years, Casino Luxembourg has been actively involved in LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK, among others through its series of Art Talks and its ArtBookBox. To strengthen its commitment and contribute to the fair's prospecting process, Casino will for the first time this year present an exhibition in its booth at the entrance of Halle Victor Hugo.

The starting points of Class Trip are the social origins and history of two pastimes: the picnic and the safari. While both are synonyms of leisure, travel and entertainment, they are also, traditionally speaking, foremost (neo)colonial, bourgeois activities.
Class Trip seeks – not without humour – to invert the gaze through a lens that centres on a queering of gender, a critical class consciousness and a postcolonial approach to art production. Considering the site-specific nature of the LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK art fair, Class Trip works around the idea of economic voyeurism as a form of art consumption and encourages viewers to consider who is controlling the narrative of art production.
Class Trip includes the work of six artists based in Berlin, Glasgow and Luxembourg whose pieces run the gamut from dark emotional and political morbidity to a bright, amusing extravaganza, incorporating both high-brow and low-brow aesthetics and meanings, the interpretation of which remains up to the viewer.

10. November 2018

16:00–17:00

Conference – Twenty years of contemporary art in Luxembourg: Key challenges and limitations

talks
Stage, Halle Victor Hugo
Portrait of Enrico Lunghi, curator and art historian © David Laurent : Mudam Luxembourg : 2016

Twenty years of contemporary art in Luxembourg: Key challenges and limitations

With Enrico Lunghi, curator and art historian

In 1998, the fledgling itinerant biennial of contemporary art Manifesta 2 was held in Luxembourg. The bid for the event, which ‘put Luxembourg on the global map of contemporary art’ and allowed several local artists to attract international attention, was won thanks to a combination of favourable circumstances: the creation of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain in 1996, the success met by the Luxembourgish artist Bert Theis at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and, more generally, the upbeat mood generated by ‘Luxembourg, European Capital of Culture 1995’, not to forget the official go-ahead for the construction of a modern art museum, the future Mudam, in 1997. The conference retraces this key period in the country’s artistic development and its legacy, but also its challenges and limitations.

Conference in French language
Hosted by Christian Mosar, freelance curator and critic
Broadcast and replay on radio 100,7

10. November 2018

13:00–13:45

Art Talk – ArtLx goes Venice: Luxembourg artists at the Venice Biennale

talks
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Art Talks © Casino Luxembourg

Accompanying the publication of the 2018/2019 edition of DADADA magazine, Maison Moderne and Casino Luxembourg are hosting the programme of Art Talks at LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK. Every day between 13:00 and 13:45, Luxembourgish artists and/or other actors from the local scene are invited to exchange their views on a given topic.

ArtLx goes Venice: Luxembourg artists at the Venice Biennale

With Catherine Lorent and Filip Markiewicz

Since 1999, Luxembourg has been organising exhibitions in its national pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2013, Catherine Lorent (b. 1977 in Munich, currently lives and works in Berlin) represented the Grand Duchy with Relegation, a project informed by notions of the Baroque and an expanded concept of art. Also following a multidisciplinary approach, Filip Markiewicz (b. 1980 in Esch/Alzette, lives and works in Luxembourg and Berlin) presented Paradiso Lussemburgo in 2015. The two artists will share their respective experiences and discuss the evolution of their work since the Venice Biennale.

Catherine Lorent is represented at LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK with Transitus Immobilis, a collaboration with Claudia Passeri and Serge Ecker, and at Polarraum Project Space by the German curator Enno Wallis. Filip Markiewicz is currently presenting his project Celebration Factory at Casino Luxembourg.

Conference in French language Hosted by Céline Coubray, Culture & Lifestyle editor, Maison Moderne

10. November 2018

14:00–18:00

Kids Corner by Luxembourg Art Week

other
Kids Corner, Halle Victor Hugo
Kids Corner © Léa Giodano

Kids Corner

The Kids Corner is a space dedicated to children from 5 to 12 years old.

LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK offers age-appropriate creative and playful workshops for children while their parents visit the art fair.

Free participation. No registration required. Access depending on available places.

10. November 2018

11:00–19:30

CLASS TRIP by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Lee Stevens © Paul Niedermayer

Class Trip

Curator: Casey Detrow
Artists: Andrew Black, Xenia Taniko, Paul Niedermayer, Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Lee Stevens, Vince Tillotson

For the past three years, Casino Luxembourg has been actively involved in LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK, among others through its series of Art Talks and its ArtBookBox. To strengthen its commitment and contribute to the fair's prospecting process, Casino will for the first time this year present an exhibition in its booth at the entrance of Halle Victor Hugo.

The starting points of Class Trip are the social origins and history of two pastimes: the picnic and the safari. While both are synonyms of leisure, travel and entertainment, they are also, traditionally speaking, foremost (neo)colonial, bourgeois activities.
Class Trip seeks – not without humour – to invert the gaze through a lens that centres on a queering of gender, a critical class consciousness and a postcolonial approach to art production. Considering the site-specific nature of the LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK art fair, Class Trip works around the idea of economic voyeurism as a form of art consumption and encourages viewers to consider who is controlling the narrative of art production.
Class Trip includes the work of six artists based in Berlin, Glasgow and Luxembourg whose pieces run the gamut from dark emotional and political morbidity to a bright, amusing extravaganza, incorporating both high-brow and low-brow aesthetics and meanings, the interpretation of which remains up to the viewer.

10. November 2018

11:00–19:30

ArtBookBox by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
ArtBookBox © Casino Luxembourg

ArtBookBox

Casino Luxembourg’s new ArtBookBox bookstore stocks a selection of contemporary publications on contemporary art, from books and monographs of Luxembourgish artists to catalogues, essays and editions by Casino Luxembourg.

11. November 2018

16:00–17:00

Conference – The museum in contemporary times

talks
Stage, Halle Victor Hugo
Suzanne Cotter & Emma Lavigne

The museum in contemporary times

With Suzanne Cotter, Director, Mudam Luxembourg, and Emma Lavigne, Director, Centre Pompidou-Metz

Suzanne Cotter, the new director of Mudam Luxembourg, will be talking with Emma Lavigne, the director of Centre Pompidou-Metz, about the role of museums today and outline the challenges and opportunities they will be facing in the future.

Conference in French language
Hosted by Christian Mosar, freelance curator and critic
Broadcast and replay on radio 100,7

11. November 2018

13:00–13:45

Art Talk – ArtLx goes Luxembourg: New artists' studios in Luxembourg

talks
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Art Talks © Casino Luxembourg

Accompanying the publication of the 2018/2019 edition of DADADA magazine, Maison Moderne and Casino Luxembourg are hosting the programme of Art Talks at LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK. Every day between 13:00 and 13:45, Luxembourgish artists and/or other actors from the local scene are invited to exchange their views on a given topic.

ArtLx goes Luxembourg: New artists' studios in Luxembourg

With Sara Noel Costa de Araujo and Trixi Weis

Like all professionals, artists need proper workspaces. But with the increasing strain on the housing market in Luxembourg, rental prices are soaring. This means that artists struggle to find decent workshops and are often forced to make do with a table in a shared flat or the cellar of their parents’ home. While local councils have been addressing the issue, their measures currently fail to meet the demand. And yet solutions exist.

Sara Noel Costa de Araujo, architect and founder of studio SNCDA (Luxembourg, Brussels), will present her modular workshop, an autonomous and versatile structure. Trixi Weis, artist and president of the Luxembourg Association of Visual Artists (Association des artistes plasticiens du Luxembourg – AAPL), will discuss the current situation and the advances obtained by the AAPL on this sensitive issue.

Conference in French language
Hosted by Céline Coubray, Culture & Lifestyle editor, Maison Moderne

11. November 2018

11:00–18:00

CLASS TRIP by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
Lee Stevens © Paul Niedermayer

Class Trip

Curator: Casey Detrow
Artists: Andrew Black, Xenia Taniko, Paul Niedermayer, Mary-Audrey Ramirez, Lee Stevens, Vince Tillotson

For the past three years, Casino Luxembourg has been actively involved in LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK, among others through its series of Art Talks and its ArtBookBox. To strengthen its commitment and contribute to the fair's prospecting process, Casino will for the first time this year present an exhibition in its booth at the entrance of Halle Victor Hugo.

The starting points of Class Trip are the social origins and history of two pastimes: the picnic and the safari. While both are synonyms of leisure, travel and entertainment, they are also, traditionally speaking, foremost (neo)colonial, bourgeois activities.
Class Trip seeks – not without humour – to invert the gaze through a lens that centres on a queering of gender, a critical class consciousness and a postcolonial approach to art production. Considering the site-specific nature of the LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK art fair, Class Trip works around the idea of economic voyeurism as a form of art consumption and encourages viewers to consider who is controlling the narrative of art production.
Class Trip includes the work of six artists based in Berlin, Glasgow and Luxembourg whose pieces run the gamut from dark emotional and political morbidity to a bright, amusing extravaganza, incorporating both high-brow and low-brow aesthetics and meanings, the interpretation of which remains up to the viewer.

11. November 2018

11:00–18:00

ArtBookBox by Casino Luxembourg

other
Booth Casino, Halle Victor Hugo
ArtBookBox © Casino Luxembourg

ArtBookBox

Casino Luxembourg’s new ArtBookBox bookstore stocks a selection of contemporary publications on contemporary art, from books and monographs of Luxembourgish artists to catalogues, essays and editions by Casino Luxembourg.

11. November 2018

11:00–18:00

Kids Corner by Luxembourg Art Week

other
Kids Corner, Halle Victor Hugo
Kids Corner © Léa Giordano

Kids Corner

The Kids Corner is a space dedicated to children from 5 to 12 years old.

LUXEMBOURG ART WEEK offers age-appropriate creative and playful workshops for children while their parents visit the art fair.

Free participation. No registration required. Access depending on available places.