Esch-sur-Alzette inaugurates its new Contemporary Art Space : Konschthal Esch
Inaugurated this Friday, October 1st, Konschthal Esch wants to be a place of reference for art in Luxembourg and in the three borders area.
The building, a singular place
Formerly a furniture store, Esch-sur-Alzette acquired this building in 2020 to transform it into Konschthal Esch – Contemporary Art Space. With a total surface of nearly 2400m2, this Konschthal enjoys exceptional spaces on 4 levels. Far from the classic White Cube, after a bare space, the supporting elements and raw structures such as concrete slabs and metal beams give it its singular appearance.
The vocation: to develop new exhibition strategies
Konschthal Esch is a production and exhibition platform for contemporary visual arts. It welcomes international contributions as well as local productions, while offering a place for socio-cultural exchange in resonance with current topics and their repercussions in today’s art world. It supports the local art scene and offers it a platform for expression.
“Konschthal initially also plays an important role in a socio-cultural and local context for the dialogue between generations, to become a place of exchange where history, the present and the future are part of the programming.” – Christian Mosar, artistic director of the Konschthal Esch.
A festive opening programme!
In addition to the numerous concerts organized during the opening weekend (in partnership with the Kulturfabrik), 4 inaugural exhibitions are presented (and visible until January 09, 2022):
– Ego-Tunnel, an original presentation of Gregor Schneider’s artistic journey with a succession of seven “Räume” – or immersive installations, associated with a selection of 150 works, including films, photographs and objects.
– The two exhibitions of Lët’z Arles (of which Kultur | lx is an institutional partner): Providencia by Daniel Reuter and ERRE by Lisa Kohl
Finally, the Project Room connects the sculpture Mechanics of the Absent Revolution by Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil (in preview of their exhibition in Kaunas, Lithuania), with a series of photographs by Niels Ackermann and a selection of books by Sternberg Press.
Konschthal Esch – 29-33, boulevard Prince Henri, Esch-sur Alzette