Inaugurated in July 2016, the MUDAM, contemporary art museum in Luxembourg, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on the weekend of 2 and 3 July 2016 with a continuous programme of events: 2 days and 1 night of concerts, performances, lectures, workshops, tours, exhibitions, projections... During 31 hours, the public will be invited to live an unexpected experience in the exceptional setting of the MUDAM building conceived by architect Ieoh Ming Pei.
Since its opening, the MUDAM has presented around 130 exhibitions, of which nearly 70 monographic expositions. Its key concept: freedom, innovation, a critical mind, always with poetry and a touch of humour, remain at the heart of its cultural project.
Reception in presence of HRH the Hereditary Grand Duchess
The MUDAM travels, namely with its collection: nearly 380 works of art have been lent in 290 exhibitions which took place abroad between 2000 and 2016. Today, the MUDAM is rooted in the cultural landscape of the Grand Duchy and of the region while being at the same time part of the international artistic development.
The official reception on the occasion of its 10th anniversary will take place in the grand hall of the museum on 2 July 2016 from 4 p.m. on, this in presence of HRH the Hereditary Grand Duchess and president of the Fondation Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister and Minister for Culture, and Enrico Lunghi, director of the MUDAM.
A short acoustic set by the legendary rock singer Patti Smith will follow around 4:30 p.m., before she will be appearing on stage at the Rockhal in Esch-Belval on the same evening, followed by Catherine Kontz's piece which will be interpreted by the ensemble Lucilin. Then the birthday cake will be shared among all the guests, accompanied by a special cuvee '10 Years Mudam' from the wine estate Laurent and Rita Kox.
Wim Delvoye exhibition
On the same occasion the MUDAM invites on 1 July to the opening of the exhibition by Belgian visual artist Wim Delvoye which will last from 2 July 2016 to 8 January 2017. This artist has marked the opening of the museum with his creation Chapelle (chapel), a work which is permanently exhibited on the first floor of the museum. Shown on two floors, the exhibition presents a wide panorama of his twenty-five years of artistic production, underlining the formal variety as well as the conceptual coherence of his work.
(Source: MUDAM press release)