October 14, 2019 - Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - Anri Sala: Le Temps coudé
October 14, 2019

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean

[1] Anri Sala, Untitled (Italy/Anguille, Congre, Carape, Passan), 2018. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn. © Anri Sala / ADAGP, Paris 2019. [2] Slip of the Line, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris. [3] Untitled (Muraena Ophis/England), 2018. Courtesy of Deutsche Bank Collection. Photo: Roman März. [4] If and Only If, 2018. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery and Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.

Anri Sala
Le Temps coudé
October 11, 2019–January 5, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday 10am–9pm,
Thursday–Monday 10am–6pm

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Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean presents Le Temps coudé, a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Anri Sala (b. 1974, Tirana). The exhibition brings together works produced between 2014 and 2019, comprising film, sound and sculptural installations, and works on paper. The title Le Temps coudé, which borrows from the French phrase for taking a sudden detour, refers to the notion of warps or bends in our experience of space and time.

Far from being mere accompaniments to the image, sound and music play a key role in Sala’s work. They are employed by the artist for their ability to reveal and “open up” the space of the present. Drawing upon a range of music styles, from classical and free jazz to pop and contemporary music, Sala’s immersive works create an experience that is at once physical, sensorial, subjective and collective. This focus on experience is also found in the way Sala orchestrates the presentation of his works. Each exhibition presents a unique configuration in which film, music, sculpture, drawing and space are conceived as a "continuum of presences and flows," a ‘site of conjunctions and interrelations’ in which the viewer plays an active role. The exhibition installed over two floors of Mudam exemplifies this distinct approach in Sala’s work.

The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication that includes four essays by the French philosopher and musicologist Peter Szendy surveying Anri Sala’s films and sound installations since 2013. Entitled Bendings: Four Variations on Anri Sala, the book is designed by Berlin-based graphic designer Quentin Walesch in close collaboration with Anri Sala and Peter Szendy, and is published by Mudam Luxembourg in partnership with Mousse Publishing.

Curator: Suzanne Cotter, assisted by Sarah Beaumont

October 16 + 23, 2019, 7pm-8pm
Mudam Akademie

October 20, 2019, 3:30pm
Book launch

Conversation between Anri Sala and Suzanne Cotter, director of Mudam Luxembourg, on the occasion of the launch of the publication Bendings: Four Variations on Anri Sala. Available at mudamstore.com.

October 28 + 29, 2019, 10am-4:30pm
Mudamini Akademie

For children.

October 17 + 24 + 31, 2019
Workshop Mudamini

November 27, 2019
Sounds in motion with CEJHP (centre for high-potential children and young people)

December 15, 2019
Sounds like drawing, for adolescents and adults.

Detailed programme and booking at: mudam.com

Also on view:

Suki Seokyeong Kang (2018 Baloise Art Prize) | Mudam Collection
through April 1, 2020

Worlds in Motion | Mudam Collection
through April 13, 2020

Recent Donations and Long-Term Loans | Mudam Collection
through April 13, 2020


David Wojnarowicz. History Keeps Me Awake at Night
From October 26, 2019 through Feburary 9, 2020

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean opened in 2006 in a purpose-built building designed by the renowned Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei and is located in the Park Draï Eechelen, overlooking the historic city of Luxembourg. Through its collection, exhibitions, artistic and educational programmes and partnerships, Mudam Luxembourg aims to advance its mission to present the most relevant contemporary art of our time to the largest possible public.

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