27.10.2022 #kulturlxnews #visual arts

Focus Visual arts in Luxembourg

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The field of visual arts in Luxembourg is a dynamic sector, with influences and aesthetics as diverse as the countries where the artists were trained. The disciplines practiced range from etching to sculpture, and include photography, drawing, digital creation and performance. The artists active in Luxembourg are almost all internationally oriented, driven by their multilingualism and their cooperation with different creation and distribution networks.

Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg is part of this existing momentum and is at the disposal of international professionals to help them to better identify Luxembourgish creations and to establish new collaborations and channels.

On the occasion of the Luxembourg Art Week (11-13.11), Kultur | lx is organising two days for visual arts professionals in the Greater Region to promote exchanges and to make the Luxembourg art scene, its artists and actors, whether institutional or private, better known.

For this third Focus on Visual Arts, Kultur | lx offers foreign professionals studio visits curated by Marianne Derrien, independent curator, art critic, teacher and vice-president of c|e|a, association française des commissaires d’exposition in France. After working as project manager for the exhibitions at the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici, she now collaborates with institutions and independent venues in France and abroad as guest curator at Mrac Occitanie-Sérignan, Mudam – Luxembourg, The Pill – Istanbul and the Wooyang Museum – South Korea. She regularly publishes texts of emerging and established artists. Since 2020, she’s in residency at le Wonder, an artist-run space in the Paris region, for a research on magical, occult and alchemical practices in contemporary art.

In addition to the selection of Marianne Derrien, Kultur | lx will share with professionals the conviviality and dynamism of the Luxembourg cultural scene by sharing artists’ and cultural institutions’ initiatives in Luxembourg.

Finally, in addition to this curated programme, Kultur | lx is organising a round table on Friday 11 November from 3 to 5 p.m. on the site of the Luxembourg Art Week, on the topic of professional support for artists.

How can artists and creators be supported throughout their careers? What are the challenges, the advantages and the obstacles to this career development, in Luxembourg and internationally? Are the existing mechanisms and policies adapted to the needs of artists?
Kultur | lx invites Luxembourg and international professionals and artists to discuss these questions through a keynote speech by Nathalie Filser – “Opening doors and windows: being an artist (today)” followed by two round tables:

  • Diversity of viewpoints and practices: the importance of the critical entourage of artists
    Panel: Marianne Derrien (independent curator), Thomas Conchou (co-founder of the website Curatorial hotline), Justine Blau
    (artist and member of the Association des artistes plasticiens du Luxembourg)
    Moderation: France Clarinval, journalist at d’Lëtzebuerger Land and member of AICA Luxembourg
  • Artists’ residencies: evolving mechanisms
    Panel: Bénédicte Alliot (Director of the Cité Internationale des arts in Paris), Yann Annicchiarico (Artist and former resident at Fonderie Darling, Canada), Anna Labouze and Keimis Henni (founders and directors of Artagon).
    Moderation: France Clarinval, journalist at d’Lëtzebuerger Land and member of AICA Luxembourg.

Note: admission to Luxembourg Art Week is charged (€15 for adults, free for children and students).
Ticketing on site and online on the Visit & Tickets page.