July 19, 2021 - Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain - Brave New World Order
July 19, 2021

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain / Rotondes

Views of Brave New World Order, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain and Rotondes, Luxembourg, 2021. Video: Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain and Rotondes. © IP Productions.

Brave New World Order
Young Art Triennale
July 2–August 29, 2021

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Conceived as a platform for emerging artists, the Triennale Jeune Création (Young Art Triennale) strives to support young contemporary creation in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. The theme for the 5th edition is “Brave New World Order,” as suggested by Kevin Muhlen, curator of the exhibition and director of Casino Luxembourg—Forum d’art contemporain. It invites the millennials or generation Y—a generation born between the beginning of the 1980s and the end of the 1990s that has never lived without the Internet—to showcase works that represent the world as they perceive it in its current reality and its future.

Brave New World Order. A title rather than a theme. Words which, combined, are evocative of the past century, yet without imposing past ways of seeing or interpretations. Words which, individually, like hashtags, point to broader contemporary issues. Words forming the contextual frame for a questioning of the 21st century, its future and its models, along with the acknowledgment that we are (already) in 2021.

The fifth edition of the Triennale Jeune Création opens one year later than originally planned. Between the call for applications published in May 2019 and the opening of the exhibition in July 2021, society has undergone changes which, even if they are not (necessarily) here to stay, have already deeply unsettled our way of life and our vision of the future. In the space of just a few months, the frame of reference of the exhibition title itself has shifted, from a not-too-distant past to the events that are unfolding before our very eyes.

Organising an exhibition dedicated to young creation means lending artists a voice, allowing them to exhibit their work, of course, but also, and most importantly, showing what affects their generation and how it views creation, art and the world at large. While the works by the 43 participants are directly connected to the reality of the world they observe and interact with, they also reveal multiple realities that shed a different light on the 21st century and the challenges it poses. Rather than a cold or sanitised portrait of a dystopian society, the Triennale Jeune Création offers a kaleidoscope of highly personal reflections and questionings. Identity, human relations, our relationship to images and technology, the transformation of the world, time, history and the past, environmental issues: these are just a few of the topics that are cause for concern to the generation Y, a generation which by taking a stance is proving that it is firmly rooted in the 21st century and that the attributes it is generally credited with are neither blessings nor flaws, but at best stereotypes begging to be challenged.

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Taken individually, these words once again become singular predicates that suggest a more optimistic reading, both as concerns the representatives of that generation and the issues they set out to tackle. Anticipation gives way to a reality ripe with crucial issues and challenges, but the exhibition and the works in it also paint the portrait of a generation which, rather than rejecting the present, welcomes it with awareness and discernment.

The Triennale is produced by Rotondes in collaboration with Casino Luxembourg—Forum d’art contemporain. The exhibition takes place in both venues.

Curator: Kevin Muhlen
Scenography: Morgan Fortems
Visual identity: Jérôme Knebusch

Artists: Claire Andrzejczak, Marie Biaudet, Morgane Britscher, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Emma Cozzani, Stefania Crișan, Jessica Da Silva, Catherine Dauphin, Arthur Debert, Julie Deutsch, Aurélie d’Incau, Krystyna Dul, Camille Fischer, João Freitas, Marine Froeliger, Axel Gouala, Jean-Baptiste Grangier, Elodie Grethen, Julien Hübsch, Tim Jungmann, Lynn Klemmer, Thomas Lasbouygues & Kevin Senant, Aude Legrand, Julie Luzoir, Mad Trix, Dany Mucciarelli, Elsa Muller, Manon Nicolay, Sarah Niecke, Suzan Noesen, Bruno Oliveira, Valentin Pierrot, Charles Rouleau, Tania Soubry, Clara Thomine, Vince Tillotson, Marina Uribe, Julie Wagener

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain
41, rue Notre-Dame, L-2240 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 11am–7pm, Thursday 11am–9pm

Place des Rotondes, L-2448 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 1–7pm, Thursday 1–9pm

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