From 31 May to 4 June, Luxembourg City will host the 2023 edition of the European Design Festival. On this occasion, the non-profit organisation Design Luxembourg, which organises the event, is organizing five days of wide-ranging events in which creative people from all over Europe and the general public are invited to participate.
What’s on the agenda? Conferences, studio visits, workshops, a designers’ market and exhibitions, as well as two parties not to be missed. Local talent and Luxembourg creations will be honoured on 1 June, during the Luxembourg Design Awards, which will reward all design disciplines. On 3 June, the famous European Design Awards ceremony will be held, honouring the best practices in communications design.
As part of these promotional activities, Design Luxembourg and Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg are inviting international professionals to take part in a two-day event dedicated to exchanges between professionals and meetings between designers and artists.
Among the highlights of the programme are the conferences that will be held by influential personalities in the world of design such as Alice Rawsthorn, design critic and author from Great Britain, Thierry Brunfaut, director of Base design from Belgium, Julia Kahl, founder of Slanted Publishers in Germany, Verònica Fuerte, director of Hey in Spain, Pauline van Dongen, Solar designer from the Netherlands and Mellie La Roque, president of Designers Éthiques in France.
In addition to these conferences, two round tables will be held to address current design issues. The first round table will be devoted to artificial intelligence with Marc Engenhart, designer and author, as the main speaker. He will explain the impact of artificial intelligence and its application in the world of design today. The second round table will deal with ethical issues in design.
The festival’s itinerary will be marked by exhibitions in the public space and in partner cultural institutions.
The Cercle Cité will present What the Flag ?! in Luxembourg, an exhibition of flags made by local and international artists and designers.
At the Casino Luxembourg, the Jailbird exhibition will showcase products designed by designers and made by prisoners employed by Défi-Job, a social and creative initiative. Les Rotondes will pay tribute to its railway history by hosting a life-size slice of platform, with its rails, seats, luggage trolleys, ticket dispensers and composters. The entire area will be painted in an immaculate white, known for its propensity to attract the creative energies of graffiti artists, illustrators, muralists and other urban painters. The exhibition of the winners of the Luxembourg Design Awards will also be on display at the Galerie des Rotondes.
This event is a must to discover new talents, exchange innovative ideas and reflect on the challenges of contemporary design. Discover the full programme HERE.
With the support of Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
Révélations – Biennale Internationale des Métiers d’Arts, celebrated from June 9 to 12 at the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris the French and international craft creation.
Conceived and created by Ateliers d’Art de France, a professional organisation representing the 281 French fine crafts, the biennial is the major economic event of the sector. The stage for countless meetings, Révélations brings together the creation market’s professionals and fine crafts aficionados around unprecedented works and exceptional expertise.
During 4 days, Révélations, the international biennial of art and creation crafts, gathered in the center of Paris more than 300 exhibitors: creators, art craftsmen, factories, galleries, designers, foundations, schools… coming from the all over the world to unveil unique and audacious pieces, with contemporary lines, specially created for the occasion. This exhibition is the opportunity for De Mains de Maîtres Luxembourg to fulfill one of its main missions: to promote Luxembourg’s craftsmanship internationally by presenting several artists with different disciplines.
From stone carving to clay sculpture, Revelations brings visibility to talented Luxembourgish artists and is one of the most important events in the sector.
De Mains De Maîtres Luxembourg proposes, this year, Nature against nature. This exhibition questions the influence of new technologies on ancestral gestures and know-how. On the banquet, Karolina Pernar, Christiane Modert and Marc Hubert present respectively wood sculptures, ceramics and carved stones, in dialogue with some new experiments (3D sculpture, transformed plastics, artifacts…) shown on the associated stand, like a real cabinet of curiosities.
Exhibited artists :
Erny Heuertz-Piret, Textile sculptures
Pit Molling, 3D Sculpture
Martin Dieterle, Plastic sculptures
Michel Metzler, Metal sculptures
Alejandra Solar, Stone jewelry
Birgit Thalau, Plaster jewelry
Flavia Carbonetti, Fashion designer
De Mains de Maîtres is supported by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg.
You want to launch your career internationally? Addressing contemporary art professionals is a key element in this process.
Dates: on April 06, 2022
Time: 10:00 – 13:30 | 14:00-18:00
Venue: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
41, rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg
The objective of this workshop will be to prepare you to present your work in different situations and through different media in order to better communicate with professional audiences. You will focus on three types of communication situations: portfolio, social networks and studio visits.
Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is pleased to welcome Sophie Lanoë to lead this first workshop dedicated to visual arts.
This hands-on workshop is for professional visual artists working in all types of mediums. You will have the time to discuss your specific project with an experienced trainer and the other participants, refine your approach and present it to other professionals.
I am eligible to participate?
- Visual artists
- Multidisciplinary artists
of Luxembourg nationality or resident in Luxembourg.
- Participation upon registration and submission of an online application is mandatory.
- The workshop will be held in French.
- Application deadline: 27.03.2022
- Places are limited on a first come, first served basis.
- Registration and the workshop are free for participants. The costs of the workshop are covered by Kultur | lx
More information and registration HERE