Committed to promote artists from Luxembourg, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg will be present for the second consecutive year at jazzahead! in Bremen, Germany.
This presence will be made possible through a booth which will give all the professionals involved in the Luxembourg jazz scene the opportunity to meet the foreign delegations attending this key trade fair for the jazz sector.
In 2022, jazzahead! gathered 2700 participants from 55 different countries. A central platform for the jazz sector, taking place every year in Bremen, the event gives rise to formal and informal networking, as well as showcases and conferences. In 2022, first year during which Luxembourg presented a national booth at jazzahead, 14 people from Luxembourg’s jazz scene (artists, bookers and managers, promoters) came to Bremen and had the chance to meet all the professionals attending the event.
In order to give artists and independent professionals the opportunity to attend the event and expand their network, Kultur | lx provides financial support.
We are looking forward to meeting you at the booth nr. 6B31! – more information to follow.
Taking advantage of the Luxembourg Art Week, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg organised from 9 to 11 November a focus on the Luxembourg art scene for contemporary art professionals.
During three days, about twenty professionals from 5 countries who had come to Luxembourg, visited art centres, museums and artists’ studios.
For this third Focus on the Visual Arts, Kultur | lx offered foreign professionals studio visits curated by Marianne Derrien, independent curator, art critic, teacher and vice-president of c|e|a, the French association of curators in France.
Five artists opened the doors of their studios to guide visitors into their unique worlds: Aline Bouvy, Hisae Ikenaga, Vera Kox, Letizia Romanini and Aïda Schweitzer. These were moments of intimate and profound exchange that allowed each of them to confront another view of their work and other horizons of expectation.
In addition to Marianne Derrien’s selection, Kultur | lx shares with professionals the conviviality and dynamism of the Luxembourg cultural scene by sharing the initiatives of artists and cultural institutions in Luxembourg.
Thus, during a privileged visit, the professionals were able to discover the exhibitions of Tacita Dean and Waters’ Witness by Tarek Atoui at Mudam, Anachronisms by Deimantas Narkevičius and New Minett curated by Sandy Flinto, Pierrick Grobéty and Daniel Marinangeli at the Konschthal Esch as well as Jours de lenteurs by Adrien Vescovi at the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain.
The Luxembourg artist Eric Mangen generously opened the doors of Monique Becker’s studios and Yann Annicchiarico, winner of the portfolio grant who, accompanied by Clément Minighetti, curator at Mudam, presented his publication Des papillons de nuit et de l’échelle de Muybridge.
Finally, on the fringes of this curated programme, Kultur | lx organised on Friday 11 November a round table on the professional support of artists. Luxembourg and international professionals and artists exchanged on these questions from a keynote speech by Nathalie Filser on the condition of the artist today, followed by two round tables on the importance of the critical entourage of artists and on the evolution of residency mechanisms.
Through the implementation of this system, Kultur | lx intends to stimulate circulation and exchanges between the national and foreign scenes. The next focus on visual arts by Kultur | lx will be held in 2023, the whole team is already looking forward to it and would like to thank the Luxembourg artists and professionals who have contributed to these days with their commitment and professionalism.
From 19 to 23 October, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg invites you to explore Luxembourg’s literary landscape at its national stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany.
The regular rendezvous is not only an excellent opportunity for publishing professionals from Luxembourg and the rest of the world to lay the foundations for future partnerships, but also the perfect place to promote authors from Luxembourg and their work.
After a scaled-down version with 73,500 visitors in 2021 due to the pandemic, Frankfurt Book Fair will once again offer a unique space for publishing professionals to meet. The Books from Luxembourg (stand G26/Hall 3.1) will host 10 publishers (Black Fountain Press, capybarabooks, Editions Guy Binsfeld, Editions Schortgen, Ernster Editions, Hydre Éditions, KIWI E.L.G., Kremart Edition, PassaParola Editions, PersPektiv Editions) and showcase 37 fiction, non-fiction and children’s titles in five languages: English, French, German, Italian and Luxemburgish.
In order to promote the publishers and their author, Kultur | lx published, in collaboration with Monogram and Marc Angel, 3 brochures : Fiction, Non Fiction
and Children and Young Adults.
These figures hint at the variety in Luxembourg’s dynamic, diverse and multilingual literary landscape. Luxembourg therefore clearly reflects the 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair’s theme perfectly: Translate. Transfer. Transform.
A networking side event on 20 October and the stand itself will offer Luxembourg publishers an unmissable opportunity to network, meet and talk to international publishing professionals and to showcase their authors. Before the fair, Kultur | lx will also organise a range of workshops for publishers to help them prepare for meetings and grow their network.
As part of this programme, the Embassy in Berlin will host Literatur de Lux(e)—a literary soirée with Elise Schmit and Nora Wagener, moderated by Jeff Thoss—on 13 October.
Kultur | lx is joining forces with FEVIS (Fédération des ensembles vocaux et instrumentaux spécialisés) and CNM (Centre national de la musique) to represent Luxembourg’s musical market in the field of jazz and classical music at the networking and professional event New Deal on October 19th and 20th, 2022.
Initiated by FEVIS in 2016 and organised in cooperation with Grand Formats, Futurs Composés, France Festivals, the Association des Scènes Nationales, the Réseau européen de musique ancienne and the Institut Français, New Deal is a professional event fostering the touring of music ensembles.
New Deal gathers the teams of music ensembles and promoters in a pleasant and professional frame. This event is built around a key-element: the speed-meetings.
In order to represent Luxembourg at this professional event, and in the context of its missions to promote and support the touring of artists, Kultur | lx is currently building, together with FEVIS, a delegation composed by promoters and artistic teams of jazz or specialized classical music ensembles. This first participation at New Deal will allow the selected ensembles to extend their touring network and find concert opportunities for the artistic seasons to come. For Luxembourgish institutions, their presence at New Deal will give rise to dialogues and exchanges with French and European cultural actors, which could also help building collaboration and partnership opportunities.
Luxembourg will be the guest of honour at the 39th Marché de la Poésie to be held from June 8 to 12, 2022 in Paris (France).
After many postponements due to the health crisis, Luxembourg will be the guest of honour at the 39th Marché de la Poésie to be held from June 8 to 12, 2022 in Paris (France). On the occasion of the largest poetry gathering in France, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg presents the richness and diversity of Luxembourg’s poetry on a national stand and offers a dense program of meetings, readings and events before and during the Marché de la Poésie, with the complicity and support of the Luxembourg Embassy in Paris.
Discover the complete program HERE.
The stand, designed in collaboration with Studio Polenta and Antoine Grimée, will showcase the diversity of Luxembourg’s poetry and will be a meeting place for poets, publishers, professionals and enthusiastic audiences from all walks of life during the five days of the Market.
As a peripheral event to the Market, Kultur | lx will dedicate a special evening to Anise Koltz, one of the main voices of French literature, on May 23 at the Maison de la Poésie/scène littéraire, Paris. Fábio Godinho will make the force of Anise Koltz’s writing resound, mixing readings, archives and musical creation.
The Kulturfabrik will host one of the Périphéries du Marché on May 31: Literary encounter with Carla Lucarelli, Nico Helminger, Laura Tirandaz and Franck Doyen.
Musical accompaniment: Nataša Grujović (accordion).
Finally, Kultur | lx in collaboration with KUK – KulturKanal and radio 100,7 present a gallery of audio-visual portraits of Luxembourgish poets, to be discovered from May 20th on socials.
From 28 April to 1 May, Kultur | lx brought together for the first time, around a booth, a Luxembourg delegation composed of artists, managers and programmers representing the Luxembourg jazz scene at jazzahead!
In the spirit of synergies between the arts, the stand, designed in collaboration with Studio Polenta and the Luxembourg illustrator, designer and graphic artist Dirk Kesseler, will showcase the diversity and creativity of Luxembourg jazz.
This presence allowed fruitful exchanges with the international jazz scene. Indeed, the various meetings, spontaneous or planned, made possible by jazzahead!, also allowed the professionals present at the fair to get to know the current and future projects of Luxembourg’s artists. These face-to-face exchanges will undoubtedly facilitate the touring prospects of Luxembourg’s artists in the years to come, which is all the more important in the wake of the Covid crisis. Moreover, jazzahead! has made it possible to promote not only the artists, but also the venues, festivals and events that contribute to the dissemination of jazz in the Grand Duchy.
From 28 April to 1 May, Kultur | lx presents the diversity and eclecticism of the Luxembourg jazz scene alongside jazz professionals from all over the world in Bremen (Germany) as part of jazzahead!
On the occasion of jazzahead! and for the first time, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg, in the framework of its mission to support and disseminate Luxembourg culture and creation, is bringing together a delegation of musicians, managers and programmers representing the Luxembourg jazz scene on a national stand. This 28m² stand will be an essential meeting point for all the actors of the Luxembourg jazz scene, who will have the opportunity to make contacts, exchange ideas, dialogue with international professionals and present their current and future projects.
In the spirit of synergies between the arts, the stand (5D33 – Hall 5), designed in collaboration with Studio Polenta and the Luxembourg illustrator, designer and graphic artist Dirk Kesseler, will showcase the diversity and creativity of Luxembourg jazz.
“I wanted the illustrations to have a warm and welcoming feeling to them. Especially as musicians and music fans have rough times behind them and better times are ahead. I had a lot of fun creating the illustrations showing the different venues as I did not go after a realistic look but tried to accentuate the architectural features which make them special,” explains Kesseler
A brochure will also be produced to present all the Luxembourgish actors.
We will be happy to welcome you on the JAZZ FROM LUXEMBOURG stand to exchange and invite you to discover.
Dedicated to promote and help the export of Luxembourgish artists abroad, Kultur | lx is currently working on the constitution of a Luxembourgish delegation composed by jazz musicians, managers, as well as artistic programmers to represent Luxembourg’s jazz scene at the jazzahead! trade fair from April 28th to May 1st in Bremen (Germany).
This Luxembourgish presence, which will be made possible through a booth, will allow a dialogue from our local scene with professionals from abroad, to present notably their current and future projects.
Looking forward to meeting you at booth number 5D33 in Bremen’s Halle 5!
Kultur | lx will present a fresh and vibrant programme, all available in livestream, offering a wide panorama of Luxembourg literature:
14:30/15:30 – Fiction takes the floor: conformism and side step
Luxembourg fiction will be at the centre of this conversation between Nora Wagener, Tullio Forgiarini and Anja Di Bartolomeo. Freedom in fiction, an x-ray of a country’s little foibles and a side step thanks to the imagination.
– Nora Wagener, author of “Alle meine Freunde”, Éditions Guy Binsfeld
– Tullio Forgiarini, author of “ Céruse”, Hydre Éditions
– Anja Di Bartolomeo, author of “ Wundholz”, capybarabooks
Moderation: Jeff Those (Literary Critic)
14:25/15:30 – The challenges of plurilinguism
Literature is written in several languages in Luxembourg and this multiplicity is a strength, but also a difficulty to overcome.
How can a country have access to literature written in Luxembourgish, German, French, but also in English, Italian and Portuguese?
Bridges and challenges from one language to another! Discussions between Ulrike Bail, Guy Helminger, Robert Schofield and Joseph Kayser.
– Ulrike Bail, author of “wie viele faden tief”, Conte Verlag
– Guy Helminger, author of “Die Lombardi-Affäre”, capybarabooks
– Robert Schofield, author of “The Treasury of Tales”, Black Fountain Press
– Joseph Kayser, author of “Lapsuus”, Éditions Guy Binsfeld
Moderation: Nathalie Jacoby (Centre national de littérature)
10:30/11:30 – Childhood and imagination
Illustrators and authors discuss children’s literature.
Their experiences, their influences, their dreams for future books in print and digital format.
– Yorick Schmit and Dirk Kesseler, “D’Sandmeedchen”, Rotondes / Kremart Edition
– Marina Fonseca and Lisa Junius, “Waking the Mountain”, Zoom Éditions
Moderation: Béatrice Kneip (RTL)
15:00/16:00 – Bookbloggers : new experiences
Social media offer new opportunities to literature. More spontaneous, sometimes more polemical. How to talk about literature and deliver content in such a media?
On these blog experiences, a dialogue between Florian Valerius and Jérôme Jaminet.
– Florian Valerius (@literarischernerd), Germany
– Jérôme Jaminet, (@derkritischeblick), Luxembourg
Moderation: Valerija Berdi (Radio 100,7)
15h00/16h00 – Bookbloggers : nouvelles expériences
Follow it live on the Facebook of Kultur | lx, KUK – KulturKanal fir Lëtzebuerg and Youtube.
Welcoming thousands of poets, publishers and readers, the Marché de la Poésie has become over the years one of the most important poetry events in Europe. Luxembourg has been present for many years, notably with Éditions Phi, which will be present again this year from Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 October 2021.
Luxembourg poetry will also be honoured on stage with the presentation on 23 October at 3.45 p.m. of the anthology edited by Jean Portante, Lignes de partage, 22 poètes du Luxembourg, published by Bruno Doucey.
It is worth noting that Jean Portante will also be on stage on 22 October at 5.30 pm for a tribute to Bernard Pozier by his publishers and poets friends (Sylvestre Clancier, Françoise Coulmin, Bruno Doucey, Jean-Yves Reuzeau, Yolande Villemaire).
Let’s meet in 2022, where Luxembourg will be the guest country of honour, a recognition of this continuous presence.
About the Poetry Market
The Marché de la Poésie is the largest poetry event in France, bringing together some 450 mainly French-speaking publishing houses and poetry magazines each year at Place Saint-Sulpice in Paris. Each year, a foreign country is invited to be the guest of honour thus given a platform to showcase its contemporary poetry.
Éditions Phi received the Support for Participation in Fairs for their presence at the Marché de la Poésie.