Michel Majerus

Michel Majerus

Mudam – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg

Michel Majerus, untitled [maybe you should annihilate], 1993 acrylic on canvas, 213 x 311 cm, private collection, copyright Estate Michel Majerus, 1993, Courtesy neugerriemschneider, Berlin.

December 8, 2006

Michel Majerus
from 9 December 2006 to 7 May 2007
Musée dArt Moderne Grand-Duc Jean<br>
Mudam Luxembourg<br>
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg

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Michel Majerus

Born in Luxembourg in 1967, Michel Majerus was regarded as one of the most promising artists of his generation. During his short career he produced original works which oscillated between paintings and installations. He played with pictorial techniques influenced by the new digital world and combined these with a whole repertory of art history, most notably pop art and minimal art. His extraordinary installations are an ultimate demonstration of the enormous possibilities the pictorial medium offers today.

Mudam is bringing the environmental dimension of his work to the fore, by showing painting-installations conceived like spatial constructions, giving an opportunity to grasp the scale and dynamism of Majerus work.

Mudam is exhibiting the largest number of works that have ever been shown together, two of which form part of the museums collection Running in Cycles (2001), a major work of impressive proportions, and Halbzeit (2002), one of the artists final paintings and is fully committed to the project, transforming and even reconstructing different areas to create a journey through the artists colourful universe, made up from urban signs, geometrical shapes, and multiple references. His work presents a sort of inner-city interbreeding, an appropriation of symbols from the visual world that we live alongside every day. By reproducing certain visual elements, and by inventing others, his work reflects the spontaneity, the colours and strength of cultures and sub-cultures created through the constantly changing contemporary melting pot stemming from migration.

Coproduced with Kunsthaus Graz, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the kestnergesellschaft Hannover; the exhibition at Mudam is conceived specifically for Luxembourg in collaboration with the Gallery neugerriemschneider Berlin and Michel Majerus family.

The Musée dArt Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research, Luxembourg.
The Banque de Luxembourg is the main Michel Majerus exhibition partner.
With the support of: Cargolux, Les Amis des Musées dArt et dHistoire Luxembourg
This project takes place in the framework of Luxembourg and the Greater Region, European Capital of Culture 2007, under the patronage of their Royal Majesties the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess.

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