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October 1, 2020

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

Filip Markiewicz (left), Marco Godinho - Written by Water (right). Photo: Mike Zenari

Filip Markiewicz. Photo: Mike Zenari

Filip Markiewicz. Photo: Mike Zenari

Filip Markiewicz. Photo: Mike Zenari

Filip Markiewicz. Photo: Mike Zenari

Marco Godinho - Written by Water. Photo: Mike Zenari

Marco Godinho - Written by Water. Photo: Mike Zenari

Marco Godinho - Written by Water. Photo: Mike Zenari

Marco Godinho - Written by Water. Photo: Mike Zenari

New publications: Marco Godinho and Filip Markiewicz

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Casino Luxembourg’s latest publications concern artists Marco Godinho and Filip Markiewicz, two Luxembourg artists whose prolific work the art centre has been supporting for many years. Published by Hatje Cantz, the two books are richly illustrated and present exhaustive documentations on the artists’ works and performances, including contributions by international authors.

Marco Godinho – Written by Water
Book published upon the occasion of the national participation by Marco Godinho in the 58th Venice Biennale (2019).

Marco Godinho, a Luxembourgish artist of Portuguese origin, is an explorer of the geographical, political, and philosophical margins and boundaries of the world in which he evolves. On a constant quest for new horizons and in line with his artistic approach, he chooses to lean towards Man’s relationships with the sea. Throughout the centuries, the sea and its apparent infiniteness has fascinated human beings and given birth to countless legends and projections, just like those at the origin of explorations which defined and changed our perception of our world forever. Yet beneath this romantic space which kindles our imaginations, we also find territory with important geopolitical dimensions. The beginning of the 21st century will forever be marked by waves of migration across the Mediterranean. Written by Water is a reverse odyssey of recent migratory routes, from north to south. Marco Godinho returns to the Mediterranean, the cradle of modern society, and with the sea as the backdrop, ancient stories which still today, are written in our collective memories.

As well as those pages dedicated to the project presented by the artist in the context of the Venice Biennale in 2019, Written by Water is also the first publication by the artist reviewing his work over the last fifteen years.

Texts: Léa Bismuth, Sally Bonn, Thierry Davila, Paul di Felice, Christophe Gallois, Béatrice Josse, Marco Godinho, Hélène Guenin, Kevin Muhlen
Publisher: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain; Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2020; with the support of the Fondation François Schneider; Fondation pour l’art contemporain Claudine and Jean-Marc Salomon; Le Parvis ­centre d’art contemporain, Tarbes; MAMAC, Nice; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco
Layout: Studio Manuel Raeder, Berlin
English/French; 304 p.; 210 x 280 mm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4814-8
 

Filip Markiewicz
Book published upon the occasion of the exhibitions Celebration Factory at the NN Contemporary Art, Northampton (2017), Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain (2018), CCA Derry~Londonderry (2019), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2010–2020).

While Europe and the rest of the world are caught up in the contradictory celebration of economic growth and technological progress as a promise of salvation, the Luxembourgish artist Filip Markiewicz invites you to immerse yourself in a universe of signs and images that represent the emptiness of our current rhetoric. These exhibitions are scenes in which the individual can take part in the decline of our own civilisation. The myth of the car deteriorates in dark cemeteries with rusty motors and now useless tyres; enormous bank notes testify to the deceptively obscene show with a (self)representation of politics and media. As the artist declared in his theatrical performance Fake Fiction at the Theater Basel 2017: "Today, we have become a little Bela Lugosi: the vampires’ ball of European images can begin. It’s time to put on our masks and drink digital blood until our hard disk is formatted for eternity."

Texts: Catherine Hemelryk, Enrico Lunghi, Filip Markiewicz, Katrin Michaels, Kevin Muhlen, Oskar Schlemmer, C. Raman Schlemmer, Marc Wellmann
Publishers: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain; Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2020; with the support of NN Contemporary Art, Northampton, CCA Derry~Londonderry and Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Layout: Laurent Daubach Designbureau, Luxembourg
English; 224 p.; 230 x 280 mm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4779-0

Both books available to order from bookshop [​at​] casino-luxembourg.lu.

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