what looks good today may not look good tomorrow: The Legacy of Michel Majerus (EN)
Through a series of conferences and lecture-performances followed by a round table, the symposium “what looks good today may not look good tomorrow: The Legacy of Michel Majerus”, organised in parallel with Luxembourg Art Week, surveys the influence of the work of the Luxembourg-born artist Michel Majerus (1967–2002) with regard to the practices of a generation of artists, curators and researchers who grew up in a digital environment. A panel of international personalities from the field of visual arts will discuss the relevance of Majerus’s reflections for the current era by addressing different themes in his work.
In the span of a short yet exceptionally prolific career, Michel Majerus has captured his time, decades marked by the expansion of globalised consumer culture and digital technology. His large-scale paintings and installations, characterised by the “sampling” and collaging of an eclectic repertoire of imagery and text borrowed from art history, video games, commercials and electronic music, resonate with the image and information frenzy of the Internet 2.0 that pervades contemporary society. In his work, Majerus transgressed the well-worn rules of painting and created unmistakable interpretations of the pop culture of the 1990s and early 2000s that remain of unfailing relevance today.
The symposium “what looks good today may not look good tomorrow: The Legacy of Michel Majerus” is the first chapter of a programme of exhibitions and events dedicated to the work of Michel Majerus. It will be followed, in the spring of 2023, by an exhibition at Mudam as well as by a publication that brings together the contributions of the symposium.
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