From 12 to 14 November, the Luxembourg Art Week will take place on the Glacis. For this 5th edition, Belgian artists will be in the spotlight.
During these 3 days, you will be able to contemplate the works of 80 exhibitors, spread over 4800 m2. “We have organised this edition under a tent for greater adaptability, as each gallery can modulate its stand as it wishes, which is less obvious in a fixed structure,” explains Alex Reding, director of the fair.
Galleries from all over the world will be present on the stands, from New York, Shanghai, London and Berlin, exhibiting mainly paintings, but also some sculptures. This year, the focus is on Belgian galleries.
“Our visibility is achieved by highlighting a neighbouring scene. We chose Belgium this year because of our privileged links with Brussels,” explains the director.
On one of the stands, Burmese artists will exhibit their paintings. These Burmese artists, who are committed to the cause of women and the development of freedom of expression in their country, are present at Luxembourg Art Week with the support of the French Institute in Luxembourg. The works of art created by these artists are part of a pacifist movement of opposition to the Burmese regime and the proceeds of their sale will go in favour of the Burmese resistance.
Note that the art will also live outside! At the Robert Schuman roundabout you will find the wrought iron sculpture of a teapot by the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconzelos entitled “Te Danzante”. To create this work, the artist was inspired by the story of Catherine of Braganza, of Portuguese origin, Queen Consort of England, who liked to drink “a strange black beverage”, as her entourage called it, every day at 5pm, and who thus spread the tradition of drinking tea to the royal courts and throughout Europe. This sculpture can be admired for several months after the end of the fair.
Just in front of the main entrance, the sculpture “Benjamin” by the Belgian artist Maen Florin, on loan from the Galerie Nadja Vilenne in Liège, representing a little boy with big ears, his palms open towards the sky, welcomes you, between dream and fantasy. His seated and curled up position, his eyes closed, evokes an introspective and pensive state.
It’s up to you now to go and stroll around the fair and its stands, and let yourself be surprised, questioned and dreaming in front of these works of art.
For more information: luxembourgartweek.lu
Pictures: Luxembourg Art Week