February 21, 2012 - Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - Current exhibitions
February 21, 2012

Current exhibitions

Børre Sæthre. Untitled (Wardenclyffe Tower). Commission Mudam Luxembourg. Courtesy the artist and galerie Loevenbruck, Paris. Photo: Andrés Lejona.

Current exhibitions

Tina Gillen
Victor Man
Børre Sæthre
Conrad Shawcross
Sarah Sze
Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman

Mudam Luxembourg
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday–Friday, 11am–8pm
Saturday–Monday: 11am–6pm

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


Mudam Luxembourg proudly presents its current exhibitions:

Tina Gillen. Playground
February 11–May 13, 2012
In Tina Gillen’s paintings, the subject depicted is often reduced to its simplest elements. Her works present figurative worlds counterbalanced by abstract forms and the back-and-forth movement between these two dimensions wisely balances the great mastery of the pictorial vocabulary and a certain “letting go” in the execution, a certain rigour in the composition and a more intuitive approach. The point of departure for her paintings is usually located in photographs stemming from various contexts—magazines, the Internet, postcards, etc.—which the artist subjects to a process of reduction and abstraction. The exhibition devised by Tina Gillen for Mudam is organised around a large pictorial installation, created specifically for the occasion. It also brings together paintings on canvas and paper which the artist has produced since 1998.

Victor Man
February 11–May 13, 2012
Victor Man’s paintings and assemblages are hallmarked by their gloomy atmospheres imbued with melancholy, in which underlying preoccupations associated with personal identity, collective memory and the sacred mingle with the violent, the mystic and the erotic. Taken one by one or as a whole, his works release snippets of unfinished stories, stirring the spectators’ free associations and causing a certain disorientation. Victor Man’s highly personal poetics and the illustrative diversity of his output trace the outlines of an artistic world in which historical facts and subjective impressions coming from different worlds and periods are grounded. The show at Mudam is based on a mixture of references from the media, art history, popular culture and literature, which form a network of quotations.

Børre Sæthre. Untitled (Wardenclyffe Tower)
February 11–May 13, 2012
The Norwegian artist Børre Sæthre utilizes large-scale installations to create atmospheres that shift between the technological ambience of science-fiction films, the synthetic luxury of corporate showrooms and the perverse symbolism of a subconscious that confuses the historical and tense visions of a new world (as seen through the eyes of Darwin or HG Wells) with the utopian promises that accompany a new modern life through luxury goods. He combines quotes and subtle allusions with mental images and evocative sounds to form environments in which art, interior architecture and sound composition join together in fantastic, sometimes dreamlike ensembles. In his works, he draws not only on a rich array of art, film, literary, design and architectural history, but also on images from his Nordic homeland and childhood memories. For his exhibition at Mudam, Børre Sæthre has turned an entire gallery into a metaphorical inner world.

Conrad Shawcross. The Nervous Systems (Inverted)
October 8, 2011–May 6, 2012
The interests of Conrad Shawcross are mainly focused on scientific and philosophical questions in areas such as mathematics and epistemology. These disciplines combine in his artistic work to create pictures which, like the experimental mathematical models in a science museum, make complicated connections or fundamental theoretical concepts visible so that people can experience them, but without explicitly naming them. The Nervous Systems, an installation designed for the Grand Hall of the Mudam, is similar to a number of other machines, which produce rope and separate it into its individual strands again.

The exhibition is organised with the support of Kurt Salmon and in collaboration with the Victoria Miro Gallery, London.

Sarah Sze
February 11–September 16, 2012
Over the past fifteen years, Sarah Sze has single-mindedly created a body of work consisting mostly of large-scale, intricate installations. Her works, always specifically conceived for the exhibition venue in question, are for the most part made up of a huge variety of everyday objects. These, however, are by no means chosen at random, but selected with great precision on the basis of their formal qualities or, sometimes, their ambiguity. In addition to these ready-made objects, she also uses hand-made constructions made from “lowly” materials such as matches, thread or paper. These constructions, often seemingly arranged according to archival principles of order, give a coherent structure to the whole.

Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman. Transversal Design. Haute Couture – Design – Architecture
February 11–May 13, 2012
Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman have been working together under the label INTERWARE since 2003. INTERWARE is a society for “transversal design”: a crossover of design, art, architecture and life that ignores common delimitations. The “transversality” of INTERWARE is evident in its creative approach to various aesthetic and functional problems: every object, be it furniture, clothing or interior decoration, is executed by the best craftspeople with the same mixture of artistic inspiration and technical perfection. Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman constantly expand the limits of haute couture and design by unfolding their creative universe.

The exhibition is organised within the framework of Design City 2012 (www.designcity.lu) and in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Lussemburgo.

Next Cabane
February 11–June 10, 2012

The Riot Act
March 9–May, 2012
Next Cabane and The Riot Act are two projects carried out by Fabrica, a “creativity think tank,” initiated by Benetton and located in Treviso, Italy, which invites young artists and designers from all over the world to develop innovative projects and to explore new directions in different disciplines—from design, music and film to photography, publishing and the Internet. In this “laboratory for applied creativity”, these young creators, accompanied by leading figures in art and communication, are encouraged to transgress boundaries of these disciplines by developing experimental projects, taking into account their economical, social and ecological dimensions.

The exhibition is organised within the framework of Design City 2012 (www.designcity.lu) and in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Lussemburgo.

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