NY-LUX. Edward Steichen Award 2004–2014

NY-LUX. Edward Steichen Award 2004–2014

Mudam – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg

Étienne Boulanger, Shots, 2004–2006. Installation, 9 series of 81 ektachromes, 35 mm, slide projectors, timers, tripods, variable dimensions. Installation view, Galerie NaMiMa – École nationale supérieure d’art de Nancy, 2013. Photo: ENSA Nancy. Courtesy Association Étienne Boulanger.

February 15, 2014

NY-LUX. Edward Steichen Award 2004–2014
14 February–9 June 2014

Mudam Luxembourg
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

T +352 45 37 85 1
F +352 45 37 85 400
info [​at​] mudam.lu


Artists: Bertille Bak, Étienne Boulanger, Jeff Desom, Sophie Jung, Maria Loboda, Claudia Passeri, Su-Mei Tse

The exhibition features the seven laureates of the Edward Steichen Award, revealing in seven monographic presentations about 40 recent artworks representative of the development of their respective practice.

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg was founded in 2004 in memory of the eponymous American photographer and museum curator (born in 1879 in Luxembourg) with the aim to stimulate the dialogue between the artistic scenes of Europe and the United States—a dialogue that Steichen himself helped to initiate at the outset of the 20th century. This biennial prize, which is awarded by an international jury to an artist from Luxembourg or the Greater Region, rewards its winner with a six-month residency in New York in the framework of the prestigious International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). In 2011 it was complemented by a second prize, the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York, awarded to a young artist from Luxembourg and comprising a four-month residency at ISCP.

Bringing together the seven artists who have won the award to this day, the exhibition NY–LUX documents the prospective nature of the prize since its inception and its importance for the advancement of the artists’ work and career. Indirectly, it also reflects the scope and diversity of the art scene in Luxembourg and the Greater Region, which thanks to various other initiatives and the emergence of new contemporary art venues has been undergoing a profound change since the mid-1990s.

Rather than a survey of past awards, NY–LUX is a snapshot of the artists’ current practice, presenting their recent work in a series of monographic displays. Shots (2004–2006), an installation by Étienne Boulanger, who died tragically during his residency in New York in 2008, encapsulates the artist’s work on transitional spaces in urban environments.

While the exhibition highlights the singularity of the participants’ approaches, it is held together by a series of concerns—including public space, globalization, displacement, knowledge, and the circulation of images—shared by a new generation of artists as they try to come to terms with the world and the society in which they live.

The exhibition is accompanied by a hardback catalogue. It is curated by Enrico Lunghi, director of Mudam Luxembourg.

Press inquiries
presse [​at​] mudam.lu / T +352 45 37 85 633

Also on view at Mudam Luxembourg:
Lee Bul
5 October 2013–9 June

Elmar Trenkwalder
5 October 2013–9 March

Lutz & Guggisberg. The Forest
6 July 2013–30 March 2014

Thea Djordjadze. Our Full
22 June 2013–30 March 2014


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