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Contemporary video creation at the Black Box, at the Casino - Forum for Contemporary Art

The installation marks the re-opening of this key institution on the artistic scene in the Grand Duchy

Starting on 23 March, the Casino - Forum for Contemporary Art is to add a temporary installation devoted to contemporary video creation. The Black Box is a place where videos by contemporary artists are shown, either as part of a themed programme, or as stand-alone presentations.

Young artists to the fore

For the Casino Luxembourg's re-opening in March 2016, the Black Box will be showing videos by David Brognon (France) and Stéphanie Rollin (Luxembourg). In their recent video work, the two artists explore the marginality of territories and frontiers, be they geographical, political, moral or psychological, that humans have appropriated, defend or ignore, consciously or unconsciously, sometimes to the point of drawing blood. The presentation will be open from 23 March to 30 April 2016.

After that, it will be the turn of Karolina Markiewicz and Pascal Piron for one month until 1 May, followed by Marco Godinho (June), Filip Markiewicz (July), Sophie Jung (August) and Nora Wagner and Romain Simian (September), according to the current programming. The list reads like a who's who of young contemporary artists.

A complete makeover for the Casino

On 21 March 2016 the Casino - Forum for Contemporary Art marks its re-opening after make-over work. This key institution on the artistic creation scene in the Grand Duchy was closely temporarily on 4 January while the public areas and exhibition halls were reorganised. But that didn't mean a pause in its activities: the Casino continued to provide a stage for contemporary artists. The Casino - Forum for Contemporary Art is the only Kunsthalle-type institution in the Grand Duchy, i.e. it provides exhibition space for contemporary artists and their works. In the exhibition rooms and in the pavilion (nicknamed 'the aquarium'), artists can exhibit their work by using the space allocated to them, thereby creating unique works and installations. With its InfoLab, the Casino currently has the only library in the Grand Duchy specialising in contemporary art that is open to the public.

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu / source: www.casino-luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 21-03-2016