16:00–17:00 Stage, Halle Victor Hugo Conferences

Conference | Twenty years of contemporary art in Luxembourg: Key challenges and limitations

Twenty years of contemporary art in Luxembourg: Key challenges and limitations

With Enrico Lunghi, curator and art historian

In 1998, the fledgling itinerant biennial of contemporary art Manifesta 2 was held in Luxembourg. The bid for the event, which ‘put Luxembourg on the global map of contemporary art’ and allowed several local artists to attract international attention, was won thanks to a combination of favourable circumstances: the creation of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain in 1996, the success met by the Luxembourgish artist Bert Theis at the Venice Biennale in 1995 and, more generally, the upbeat mood generated by ‘Luxembourg, European Capital of Culture 1995’, not to forget the official go-ahead for the construction of a modern art museum, the future Mudam, in 1997. The conference retraces this key period in the country’s artistic development and its legacy, but also its challenges and limitations.

Conference in French language
Hosted by Christian Mosar, freelance curator and critic
Broadcast and replay on radio 100,7

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