From 8 to 10 November 2019, the 5th edition of the Luxembourg Art Week will take place over three days of exhibitions. This fair, an essential event for art lovers and professionals, was initiated in 2015 by the Luxembourg gallery owner Alex Reding and takes place in Luxembourg City in the Victor Hugo hall in Limpertsberg.
On over 10,000m2 of exhibition space, visitors will be able to discover over 60 contemporary art galleries, cultural institutions and collectives of national and international artists..
This anniversary edition will be launched at the official inauguration on Friday 8 November from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by celebrations at the Casino Luxembourg - Forum for contemporary art, starting at 10 p.m.
More space, more sections, more exhibitors
In 2019, the fair has gotten even bigger.!
Luxembourg Art Week is expanding its spaces and rethinking its scenography. The organisers are therefore offering better presentation conditions, larger stands for exhibitors and new rest and walking areas for the over 5,000 visitors each day..
This year's fair is divided into tree sections:
- Main Section: with over 30 well-established national and international galleries.
- Take Off: a prospection of about thirty young galleries and artists, institutions, associations and artists' collectives who sell works of art at affordable prices and who benefit from introducing their work to a wider audience.
- First Call: a novelty that brings together 7 international galleries for the first time under advantageous conditions, allowing them to discover and familiarise themselves with the Luxembourg market.
Luxembourg Art Week is further developing its international resonance, thanks also to the commitment and dynamism of local cultural institutions, artists and collectors.
A platform for contemporary art
Luxembourg Art Week is about fostering human relations and social exchange around art..
The fair holds a Kid's Corner for kids between the ages of 5 and 12, where they can participate in free creative workshops while their parents are exploring the exhibits.
Moreover, the Casino organises an experimental exhbition platform for the second time running. This platform contains a participatory installation by Luxembourg artist Daniel Wagener, which analyses the material conditions and principles of commercial exhibitions.
Conferences with internationally renowned speakers, featuring the latest developments in art and cultural policies, take place before and during Luxembourg Art Week.
A series of round tables and two film screenings highlighting the relationship between contemporary art and cinema, the role of art in society and the notion of intangible works of art are organised in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg..
Performances, readings and guided tours, organised in collaboration with Mudam Luxembourg, complete this varied and rich cultural programme.
Luxembourg Art Week – breaking the confines
Since 2 Novembre - and until 14 November - the artistic Salon of the CAL - Artistic Circle of Luxembourg has set up at the Tramsschapp, a stone's throw from the Victor Hugo hall. The Salon will give you an overview of the local artistic creation and showcases the quality and diversity of the country's artistic creation. 46 artists, selected by an international jury, each exhibit three personal works of art. Entrance is free.
Moreover, a statue by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has been erected in the public space on the Glacis. The artist is famed for his satirical humour and his extravagant works of art.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu)