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Luxembourg Art Week 2019

Friday, 08 November 2019  -  Friday, 08 November 2019

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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The fifth edition of Luxembourg Art Week will be held from 8 to 19 November 2019 at Halle Victor Hugo in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg

Thanks to a rigorous selection of 60+ emerging and established galleries from around the world, Luxembourg Art Week allows collectors and art lovers to sample the best in contemporary art. 

Luxembourg Art Week also offers a varied programme of high-quality events, a "carte blanche" exhibition project by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain, a large number of conferences, film screenings and performances as well as the annual Salon of Luxembourg's artist union Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL), which will open ahead of the fair and finish a week later.

Discover the full programme below and on our website



Halle Victor Hugo
60, avenue Victor Hugo 
L-1750 Luxembourg

Friday 08.11.2019, 18:00–21:00

Opening hours:
Friday 08.11.2019, 11:00–21:00
Saturday 09.11.2019, 10:30–19.30
Sunday 10.11.2019, 10:30–18:00

Access to the venue:
From the Central train station: Bus no. 2 or 4, Stop: Lycée des Garçons / Limpertsberg
From the Findel Airport: Bus no. 16 (Travel time: 20 minutes), Stop: Fondation Pescatore 
By car: Glacis car park at 100 meters

Guided tours daily





Daniel Wagener – dispositif(s)

Luxembourg Art Week is a unique opportunity for Casino Luxembourg to mark its presence outside its well-defined institutional framework and explore new artistic paths. Driven by the desire to experiment and promote young local artists, Casino Luxembourg will be teaming up with Daniel Wagener, a Luxembourgish artist living in Brussels, to present dispositif(s), an exhibition and a participatory project that questions the material conditions of exhibition-making through the tools and devices characteristic of trade fairs and commercial presentations. An artist and designer, Wagener identifies and documents these artificial elements by means of photographs that reveal their hidden beauty. He also reflects on the presentation of his own photographs by transforming them into three-dimensional, almost sculptural objects. Wagener, who runs a printing workshop in Brussels, wants us to share his passion for books, which he sees not only as presentation devices, but also as objects in their own right, or even works of art. 
During Luxembourg Art Week, he will allow visitors to experiment with different modes of printing as they create and assemble their own notebook or sketchbook.
Free Admission.

Halle Victor Hugo, Casino Luxembourg Area


This series of public lectures by internationally renowned guest speakers provides visitors with an occasion to familiarise with the latest developments in the art world. The lectures will be held at Halle Victor Hugo during the fair. Podcast on radio 100,7.

Friday 08.11.
Le mécénat privé au chevet du musée ? Avantages et enjeux des politiques d’incitation en matière de donation, legs et prêts permanents
With Patrick Majerus, Alfred Pacquement, Michel Polfer and Marnix Neerman
Moderation: Josée Hansen, Editor in chief, d’Lëtzebuerger Land 
Conference in French language. Free Admission.

Saturday 09.11.
Curating Across Borders: The Specificities and Realities of Art in the Greater Region
With Frank-Thorsten Moll (IKOB, Eupen), Benoît Lamy de La Chapelle (Synagogue de Delme), Roland Mönig (Saarlandmuseum), Stilbé Schroeder (Casino Luxembourg) and Christelle Creff (DRAC Grand-Est)
Moderation: Danielle Igniti, curator
With the support of the Institut Français in Luxembourg
Conference in French language. Free Admission. 

Sunday 10.11.
Reform vun der Lëtzebuerger Kulturpolitik: Wéi kann se d'Konscht weiderbréngen an international Visibilitéit garantéieren?
With Sam Tanson, Minister of Culture of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Moderation: Josée Hansen, Editor in chief, d’Lëtzebuerger Land
Conference in Luxembourgish language. Free Admission.

Halle Victor Hugo, Stage
08.11.–10.11.2019, 16:00–17:00


The Kids Corner is a space dedicated to children from 5 to 12 years old. It offers playful and creative workshops for children while their parents visit the fair.
Participation free and without registration. Limited places available. 
Direct access via the forecourt of Halle Victor Hugo

Halle Victor Hugo, Kids Corner
09.11.–10.11.2019, 11:00–18:00



Salon du CAL 2019

On more than 1,000 sqm, the annual exhibition of the Artistic Circle of Luxembourg (founded in 1893) provides a good overview of the country’s artistic scene. The Salon du CAL presents a selection of established and emerging artists, represented by three works each. All the works on display are for sale. Participants are selected by an international jury composed of experts in the fields of visual, graphic and applied arts. As part of the 2019 Salon, the CAL will award the Prix Grand-Duc Adolphe to the best work by one of its members.

02.11.2019, 17:00–20:00 Vernissage
03.11–14.11.2019 Opening Days


Art in Times of Collapsing Systems

Modern Art appeared with industrialization and shared with it the belief in progress. Postmodernism and contemporary art developed in times of expanding globalisation. But what is the state of art in times of collapsing systems?
Speakers: Zofia Cielatkowska, Zoran Eric, Enrico Lunghi, André Hoffmann, Dmitry Vilensky, Annie Anawana Haloba Hobøl, Adrienne Goehler a.o.
Lectures and panel debate in English language. Free Admission.

Cercle Cité
04.11.2019, 14:30–18:00 (lectures)
05.11.2019, 14:30–20:00 (lectures and panel debate)

Œuvres (im)matérielles

Au moment où la mondialisation comme voie unique des transactions humaines semble de plus en plus contestée et que le numérique s’érige en nouvel imaginaire social, il s’agira d’aborder la question de l’œuvre d’art comme bien (im)matériel en reprenant, sur de nouveaux frais, le dialogue entre l’art et la littérature. Quelle place la création artistique occupe-t-elle aujourd’hui, dans la tension entre l’accumulation et l’épure qui caractérise à la fois les arts visuels et les arts verbaux ? Comment enfin aborder l’art contemporain à l’école ? Comment sensibiliser les élèves à la création artistique ? 
Ces questions seront abordées au cours d’un après-midi d’échanges qui réunira des spécialistes des rapports entre art contemporain et littérature, dans une perspective théorique et/ou didactique, ainsi que des acteurs de la formation artistique et culturelle au Luxembourg.
Speakers: Jean-Charles Chabanne (ENS Lyon), Nadine Erpelding (Ministry for Culture), Lucien Kayser (independent art critic), Pascal Mougin (Sorbonne Nouvelle University), Magali Nachtergael (Paris 13 University), Charles Wennig (Esch 2022).
Moderation: Tonia Raus & Gian Maria Tore, Institut d'Etudes Romanes, Médias & Arts
Conference and panel debate in French language. Free Admission (attendance certificates upon request)

Lycée de Garçons (Luxembourg)
08.11.2019, 13:00–17:30

Cinématière : l'art contemporain et le cinéma

It is not unusual for visual arts exhibition to integrate film excerpts, presumably reflecting a renewed interest by contemporary artists in the medium. How to explain this circulation of images? What are the artistic relationships running through and between these works, from Marcel Duchamp and Douglas Gordon to Alfred Hitchcock, Pierre Huyghe and Peter Tscherkassky? This is the question asked by this lecture, which will be followed by two film screenings, Gus Van Sant’s Psycho and Abbas Kiarostami’s mesmerizing posthumous video, 24 Frames.
Lecture in French language, film screenings in English with French subtitles. Free Admission.

Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
09.11.2019, 20:00–23:00 lecture by Sébastien Rongier followed by film screening of 24 Frames (A. Kiarostami, 2017) 
10.11.2019, 17:00–19:00 film screening of Psycho (G. Van Sant, 1999)


During the fair, Luxembourg Art Week joins forces with Fellner Louvigny to offer you a quality selection of contemporary art publications, with a large choice of monographs and catalogues from international publishers as well as editions by Casino Luxembourg - Forum of Contemporary Art, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and Centre National de l’Audiovisuel.

Halle Victor Hugo 


Lecture ‘The Atmospheric Screen. A History of the Dematerialization of the Screen’

Part of ‘Penser l'écran’, a cycle of six lecture.
The history of forms of representation based on the projection of images and light is marked by the recurrent attempt to abandon the traditional form of the screen (flat, opaque, square or rectangular) and use atmospheric and diaphanous materials such as smoke, steam or clouds as projection surfaces. From ‘phantasmagoria’ shows presented in Paris between 1798 and 1799 by Étienne-Gaspard Robert aka ‘Robertson’ to the experiments of artists like László Moholy-Nagy during the 1920s and ’30s, the expanded cinema movement of the 1960s and ’70s and the work of contemporary artists such as Tony Oursler and Bill Viola, this lecture surveys the main iterations of the ‘atmospheric screen’.
Lecture in French language. Entrance fees: 9€ standard rate / 6€ pp discounted rates for couples or students. RSVP:

Casino Luxembourg
07.11.2019, 18:30–20:00 (lecture, analysis of key work by a mediator and refreshment)


Lecture by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Director of Castello di Rivoli, Turin

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (b. 1957, Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States) is an Italian and American author, an organizer of events and exhibitions, and a researcher of artistic practices, the histories of art, and the politics of aesthetics and multispecies co-evolution. She is the director of Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Francesco Federico Cerruti in Turin and is currently completing the expansion of the museum to incorporate the Cerruti Collection (May 2019). Additionally, she is Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor in Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University (2013–ongoing). In 2019, she has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence.
In collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Luxembourg
Lecture in English language. Free Admission. RSVP:

Mudam Luxembourg, Auditorium
06.11.2019, 18:30

Lecture tours ‘Regards Croisés’

Lecture tours by Julien Ribeiro around the exhibition David Wojnarowicz. History Keeps Me Awake at Night.
Julien Ribeiro is an anthropologist. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the exhibition Histoires et memoires des lutes contre le VIH/sida at Mucem in Marseille, Director of the Ladybug Festival in Lyon and co-founder of WAW (We Are Weird) as well as curator and founder of Lavoir Public, an evolving creative writing space in Lyon.
Lecture tours in French language. Free Admission.

Mudam Luxembourg 
09.11.–10.11.2019, 15:00

Snowball – a series of performances

Snowball is a unique sensory experience at the heart of a work by the visual artist Baptiste Debombourg. Incorporating scientific, aural and musical chance effects, this immersive device takes the form of a three-dimensional installation with which cellist Julie Läderach interacts. The scientific research behind Snowball focuses on the interaction of sound and matter. The aim is to create a technological device that sits at the intersection of the work of the artist, the composer and the cellist, and enables a dialogue between music and visual art.
With Julie Läderach (cellist), Stéphane Ghislain Roussel (staging and curation), Baptiste Debombourg (visual artist), Sébastien Roux (composer), Annabelle Locks (costume designer), Samuel Rodriguez (researcher), Stéphane Bottard (creation and lighting) and Loïc Lachaise (sound).
Free Admission.

Mudam Luxembourg, Foyer -1
09.11.–10.11.2019, 11:00/14:00



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