(CS) Luxembourg's Museum of Modern Art in Kirchberg has offered a glimpse of what's to come in 2014, with one of the major highlights an exhibition travelling from Washington to the Grand Duchy, featuring artworks by Andy Warhol and Yoko Ono, among more than 35 other artists.
The exhibition “Damage Control – Art and Destruction since 1950” has been in the making for over three years. It is currently on display in Washington DC at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum, one of Mudam's partners for the project, and will travel onwards to Graz from the Grand Duchy.
In Luxembourg, “Damage Control” will explore the role of destruction as part of the creative process, in the aftermath of WWII and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, from July 12 to October 12, 2014.
Leave the world for a few seconds
Second highlight of the year will be an interactive exhibition by French video artist Sylvie Blocher. While a selection of her “living pictures” video portraits will also be on display, the show's centrepiece will be an installation in the museum's foyer inviting the audience to “leave the world” for a few seconds in order to re-imagine it.
What sounds mysterious will be the starting point for a new video project by Blocher together with Luxembourg director Donato Rotunno and production company Tarantula.
Curious minds will have to wait until November 8 to discover what it all means, with the exhibition open until June 7, 2015.
More exhibitions in the line-up
Aside from these two major exhibitions, three if you include the current Lee Bul exhibit, which continues until June 9 next year, there will be a series of smaller shows throughout the year, ensuring that the museum sees a complete overhaul of its exhibition space three times during the course of 2014.
From February 14 until June 9, the museum will offer a retrospective on the Edward Steichen Award, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year. Works by this year's laureates Sophie Jung and Jeff Desom will be shown, as well as art by six other artists from Luxembourg and the Greater Region who previously received the award.
Between April 26 and September 7, the museum will dedicate part of its exhibition space to Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig. Working in sculpture, painting and video, the artist tries to tackle artistic conventions.
Then, from October 4 to February 8, 2015, a thematic exhibition “Solides Fragiles” will combine artworks by several artists from different generations, exploring the relationship between art and space.
Finally, Portuguese artist Rui Moreira will take centre stage from November 8 until early 2015. During the same time, the Mudam Publics exhibition will take a closer look at the audience itself and its connection with the art on display.
Design City returns in 2014
As if all of that wasn't enough, the third edition of Design City will take over the capital in 2014, with an exhibition on the Kinnekswiss in the Luxembourg City centre from April 23 to June 15 with ideas on how the public space could be redesigned according to more artistic guidelines.
Parallel to the outdoor exhibition, Mudam will host “Never for Money, Always for Love” - an exhibition dealing with fashion and function of design, as well as questions of commercial success and artistic vision.