Luxembourg's Museum of Modern Art (Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean - MUDAM) is marking the end of the dark wintry days by inaugurating simultaneously no fewer than five temporary exhibitions. With sculptures, video installations and paintings, modern art will be on display in all its forms - including pictures by Pablo Picasso, no less.
The Exhibition 'Picasso and Me' brings together no fewer than fifteen works by Pablo Picasso and about forty by the French artist Damien Deroubaix. With this exhibition, the Frenchman pays tribute to the work that aroused his own artistic vocation. His work provides variations on the themes and motifs used by Picasso, and the MUDAM is proud to be able to display their fascinating dialogue; the exhibition will run until 29 May 2016.
Chinese-Australian Fiona Tan will be exhibiting ten works produced between 2000 and 2013; the exhibition, in the museum's basement, is entitled 'Geography of Time'. The exhibition highlights the importance in Fiona Tan's work of the intimacy of the links forged between every individual and the space and time he/she inhabits. The exhibition includes an example from her masterful Vox Populi project, which brings together in one place hundreds of photographs from albums collected from the residents of one town or one country. The exhibition will run until 28 August 2016.
The splendid architecture of the Grand Hall will be the setting for 'S-399390' by the American sculptress Sarah Oppenheimer. Two temporary corridors will serve as 'switches', constantly changing position according to perfectly orchestrated movements. Watch the MUDAM change before your very eyes, until 29 May 2016.
The English artist Beatrice Gibson will be showing a video entitled 'Solo for Rich Man', filmed at a playground in Shoreditch, in which the narration takes the form of a combination of sound and image. The video will be shown until 29 May 2016.
Lastly, designer Robert Stadler and curator Alexis Vaillant will be exhibiting their thoughts on the constraints of design. Their exhibition, entitled 'Quiz 2 Nach einer Idee von Robert Stadler' (Quiz 2, based on an idea by Robert Stadler), brings together a number of objects freed from all constraint - and unrecognisable as a result. Arranged around the concepts 'art or design?'/ 'art and design?', the objects make palpable the gradual dissipation of the divide between contemporary art and design. This temporary exhibition will run until 22 May 2016.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal 'www.luxembourg.lu')