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Face-à-Face. Moderne Galerie/Mudam Luxembourg : Deux collections en dialogue

Face-à-Face (Face to Face) proposes a new dialogue between two museum collections. It establishes connections between works by major figures of the modern avant-garde in Germany and France and those of contemporary artists from around the world. Questions of metamorphosis, the transformation of matter, optical phenomena and the perception of space are present throughout this exhibition in the East Gallery. The works shown highlight a diversity of formal experimentation, as well as the willingness of artists to challenge social and political structures.

The cross-border project Face-à-Face will be held simultaneously at the Mudam in Luxembourg and at the Saarlandmuseum in Saarbrucken. As a counterpoint to the dialogue between the modern and contemporary works of art from both collections that will unfold in Luxembourg, a large selection from the Mudam Collection will be shown in Germany. Works by Tania Bruguera, Günther Förg, Su-Mei Tse, Blinky Palermo, amongst others, will be interspersed throughout the permanent collections while large-scale multimedia works and installations by world-renowned artists such as Eija-Liisa Ahtila, David Altmejd, Martha Atienza, Mel Chin or Kara Walker will unfold in the large galleries of the Moderne Galerie to reflect the full diversity of contemporary art.

Artists whose works are to be shown at Mudam (subject to modification):

From the Saarlandmuseum collection

Alexander Archipenko (1887, Kiev – 1964, New York), Rudolf Belling (1886, Berlin – 1972, Krailling, Allemagne), Hans Bellmer (1902, Katowice, Pologne – 1975, Paris), Monika von Boch (1915, Mettlach, Allemagne – 1993, Mettlach, Allemagne), Giorgio de Chirico (1888, Vólos, Grèce – 1978, Rome), Otto Dix (1891, Gera, Allemagne – 1969, Singen, Allemagne), Max Ernst (1891, Brühl, Allemagne – 1976, Paris), Lyonel Feininger (1871, New York – 1956, New York), Norbert Kricke (1922, Dusseldorf – 1984, Dusseldorf), Henri Laurens (1885, Paris – 1954, Paris), Georg Grosz (1893, Berlin – 1959, Berlin), Fernand Léger (1881, Argentan, France – 1955, Gif-sur-Yvette, France), Heinz Mack (1931, Lollar, Allemagne), Henri Matisse (1869, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France – 1954, Nice), Ludwig Meidner (1884, Bierutów, Pologne – 1966, Darmstadt), László Moholy-Nagy (1895, Bácsborsód, Hongrie – 1946, Chicago), Otto Piene (1928, Laasphe, Allemagne – 2014, Berlin), Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897, Würzbourg, Allemagne – 1966, Wamel, Pays-Bas), Auguste Renoir (1841, Limoges, France – 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France), Auguste Rodin (1840, Paris – 1917, Meudon), Josef Scharl (1896, Munich – 1954, New York), Jan J. Schoonhoven (1914, Delft – 1994, Delft), Otto Steinert (1915, Sarrebruck – 1978, Essen)

From the Mudam Collection

Emily Bates (1970, Basingstoke, Royaume-Uni), Beaurin Domercq (1960, France / 1965, France), Katinka Bock (1976, Francfort-sur-le-Main), Miguel Branco (1963, Castelo Branco, Portugal), Giulia Cenci (1988, Cortone), Pascal Convert (1957, Mont-de-Marsan, France), Helmut Federle (1944, Soleure, Suisse), Roland Fischer (1958, Sarrebruck, Allemagne), Nan Goldin (1953, Washington), Germaine Hoffmann (1930, Luxembourg), Dom Sylvester Houédard (1924, Guernesey – 1992, Guernesey), Alicja Kwade (1979, Katowice, Pologne), Lee Bul (1964, Séoul), Mark Lewis (1958, Hamilton, Canada), Edward Lipski (1966, Londres), Little Warsaw (fondé en 1996), Lutz & Guggisberg (1968, Suisse/1966, Suisse), Andrea Mastrovito (1978, Bergame), Isabelle Marmann (1975, Luxembourg), Rui Moreira (1971, Porto), Silke Otto-Knapp (1970, Osnabrück, Allemagne), Yazid Oulab (1958, Sedrata, Algérie), Michel Paysant (1955, Bouzonville, France), Tobias Putrih (1972, Kranj, Slovénie), François Roche/R&Sie(n) (1961, Paris), Nedko Solakov (1957, Cherven Bryag, Bulgarie), Kathia St. Hilaire (1995, Palm Beach, États-Unis), Janaina Tschäpe (1973, Munich)

Curators of the exhibition at Mudam: Marie-Noëlle Farcy, assisted by Vanessa Lecomte

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View of the exhibition "Face-à-Face. Moderne Galerie/Mudam Luxembourg : Deux collections en dialogue", 08.10.2022–02.04.2023 Mudam Luxembourg © Photo: Rémi Vilaggi | Mudam Luxembourg