Edward Steichen Award: a detour to New York

The Edward Steichen Award pays homage to the life and work of the American photographer Edward Steichen, who was born in Luxembourg in 1879.

steichenThe Edward Steichen Award will be presented this Friday 10 November at the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - MUDAM (Luxembourg Museum of Modern Art). During this ceremony, two prizewinners will be given the opportunity to work in the cultural environment of New York for a period of six or four months respectively. The two young artists will be hosted at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), the first contemporary art centre based in the United States for artists and curators.  

Candidates are shortlisted by a professional jury of four members from museums, universities, publishing houses and cultural institutions specialising in contemporary art.

A biennial initative

The Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg, devised as an intercultural, artistic and educational bridge between Luxembourg and New York, has been awarded every two years since 2005, and will be presented for the 7th time this Friday at 18.30 at MUDAM. The award was set up in 2004 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Edward Steichen's birth in Luxembourg.

It pays homage to the life and work of the American photographer who was born in Bivange in 1879. As well as honouring his artistic achievements and work as a curator, it also underlines his commitment to defending the arts and new talents.

True to the innovative spirit of a man who constantly encouraged emerging artists right through his career, the Edward Steichen Award is open to all disciplines within contemporary visual arts.

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  • Updated 10-11-2017