On Sunday, 25 September 2016, eleven businesses and institutions located on the Kirchberg plateau on the outskirts of Luxembourg City will be opening their doors to art-lovers during the Private Art Kirchberg event. On display will be a number of collections that are normally only seen by employees and clients; they include a number of works by internationally renowned artists. At the same time you will be able to explore the interior of some of the Kirchberg's architectural gems.
The acquisition of works of art by an institution, which renders them inaccessible to the general public, is common practice nowadays. Whether it is for love of art, as an investment, as patronage or a philanthropic commitment, or to provide employees with a pleasant and inspiring environment, many businesses and institutions install works of art on their premises.
In 2006, the first edition of Private Art Kirchberg opened the doors of a number of institutions to enable the public to see their collections (which had never been accessible before). That first edition was such a success that the event was repeated in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. For the 2016 edition, eleven businesses and institutions will be taking part in the private art event. In the company of a guide, you will be able to discover isolated works, collections, and even entire exhibitions that are witness to the cultural commitment of the institution where they are presented.
Private Art Kirchberg will show you that these private collections are much more than just a few paintings hanging on some office walls. These are real exhibition areas where nationally and internationally famous artists are able to exhibit; they represent paintings, sculptures, photographs and video installations worthy of the major contemporary art museums. The collections represent real artistic concepts. Su-Mei Tsé, Sylvie Fleury, A. R. Penck, Anish Kapoor, Jannis Kounellis, Jacques Schneider, Marina Zurkow – these are the names of just some of the artists you can discover at the various venues.
Yet Private Art Kirchberg is much more than just a 'cultural open day'! The Kirchberg area has rapidly become an important centre for contemporary architecture in the Grand Duchy. Along the boulevards that form the arteries of the area, futuristic buildings are home to the headquarters of businesses, European institutions and public infrastructures. People usually just pass through without really taking advantage of the views the area has to offer, but this Sunday everybody is invited to look at it from a different angle.
So combine a stroll, culture and nature this Sunday on the Kirchberg plateau, at Private Art Kirchberg!
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)