08.02.2022 #exhibition #visual arts

The Konschthal Esch invites Filip Markiewicz

The Konschthal Esch invites Filip Markiewicz to launch its 2022 programme with a monographic project presenting a new cycle of paintings and sculptures. The exhibition Instant Comedy takes the title of a song from the new album Ultrasocial Pop by Raftside (his music project) and deals with the cruel celerity of social networks that expose, overexpose, judge, and condemn in a few fragments of a second. Filip Markiewicz’s work is full of direct allusions to current events and at the same time uses quotations from the history of art and the world of ideas. In this collaboration with Konschthal Esch, the artist takes up this cross-over by confronting, among other things, Shakespeare’s texts with the aesthetics and forms of transmission of the 21st century.

This exhibition takes place within the framework of the inaugurations of Esch2022 – European Capital of Culture. It will be accompanied until the end of May 2022 by a framework program for the public.

About Filip Markiewicz
Born in 1980 in Esch-sur-Alzette,Filip Markiewicz is a visual artist who expresses himself through various media such as drawing, painting, music, video, installation, and performance. He represented Luxembourg at the 56th Biennale of Contemporary Art 2015 in Venice with his Paradiso Lussemburgo projet. Since 1999 he has been composing music for film, theatre and installations under the name Raftside.

From February 26, to May 22, 2022
Konschthal Esch – 29-33 boulevard Prince Henri, Esch-sur-Alzette

The Konschthal Esch received promotion support from Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg for this exhibition.