What is Luxembourg Art Week?
Luxembourg Art Week / The Fair is the must-see international contemporary art fair in Luxembourg. Through a selection of cutting-edge galleries from around the world, it offers the opportunity for collectors and art lovers to sample the best of contemporary art. The Fair also supports emerging galleries and showcases works at affordable prices.
Collectors, gallerists and artists appreciate the relaxed and convivial atmosphere of Luxembourg Art Week / The Fair and enjoy the extensive and ambitious cultural programme, including conferences, art talks, performances, film screenings and more.
Luxembourg Art Week works in close relationships with all major regional institutions including Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Institut Français, Centre Pompidou-Metz, FRAC Lorraine and Luxembourg’s artist union Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL).
Luxembourg Art Week also benefits from the support of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Art Week 2019 in numbers
- 3 and a half days of exhibition
- More than 15.000 visitors
- 65+ contemporary art galleries, institutions and artists' associations
- 8 represented countries
- 70% of foreign galleries
- More than 300 artists and 1.000 artworks on display
- 3 series of lecture, 2 film screenings, a monumental sculpture and a performance
- Varied programme of events and exhibitions in collaboration with Mudam Luxembourg and Casino Luxembourg
Luxembourg Art Week is launched in 2015 as a local art fair supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Economy, the City of Luxembourg and a large pool of sponsors and loyal partners. More than 7.000 visitors attend the inaugural show in Halle Victor Hugo to discover about 20 galleries.
Introduction of the VIP Programme including the Collectors’ Dinner, personal guided tours of museums and corporate collections by curators as well as private lunches. The prospective section Take Off – devoted to emerging galleries and young artists and supported by the Ministry of Culture – also debuts in Halle Victor Hugo, Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Art Week reaches a milestone in its development and exposure and confirms its role as a not-to-be-missed autumnal event in Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It features about 50 exhibitors and attracts more than 12.000 visitors over the course of three and a half day.
Series of lectures and art talks including prominent art collectors, museum directors, curators, artists, and critics, has also been implemented to provide visitors with a deeper understanding on either the local and international art world and emerging artistic practices.
Luxembourg Art Week plays an integrating role and strengthens its relations with both local and international press as well as with all major regional institutions.
Casino Luxembourg is given a carte blanche to present a specifically curated exhibition for each edition of the art fair and the Casino Party – an after art party in Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain – is included within the art fair programme.
For its 5th anniversary, Luxembourg Art Week increases its overall exhibition space and number of exhibitors – from 48 to 65, as well as creates a new section, First Call, which aims to encourage international galleries to discover the Luxembourgish market.
The floorplan is also redesigned to guarantee all exhibitors the best possible viewing conditions, while offering visitors additional resting areas and freeing up the alleys during peak hours (15.000 visitors over three and a half days).
Last but not least, Luxembourg Art Week further develops its institutional partnerships, among others through a special programme of conferences and performances at Mudam Luxembourg, a cycle of seminars and round tables co-organised with the University of Luxembourg and a public artwork by the internationally acclaimed Austrian artist Erwin Wurm.