Mudam Luxembourg—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is presenting three exhibitions this autumn 2022.
Tarek Atoui: Waters’ Witness
September 24, 2022–March 5, 2023
Exhibition and performances
Tarek Atoui, who is well-known for his audio installations and performances, favors a sensory approach in addition to an inquiry method that incorporates history, anthropology, ethnology, and musicology. He collaborates with other musicians, researchers, and manufacturers of musical instruments because he believes that sound is a catalyst for human interaction. The continuing project I/E Atoui started in 2015 is the foundation for the exhibition Waters’ Witness. Atoui employs sound, material, object, and instrument to capture the social, ecological, historical, and industrial realities of coastal towns including Athens, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Porto, and Beirut. Atoui draws on research performed in conjunction with field recordists in various harbours.
Waters’ Witness was conceived by Tarek Atoui and produced by the Fridericianum in Kassel in cooperation with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto and Mudam Luxembourg—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.
A series of performances is programmed around the exhibition.
December 4, 2022, 3pm: Yann Leguay and Tarek Atoui
February 12, 2023, 3pm: Tomoko Sauvage
March 5, 2023, 3pm: Alan Affichard
Curators: Joel Valabrega and Sarah Beaumont
Sung Tieu: Civic Floor
October 8, 2022–February 5, 2023
Sung Tieu uses a variety of media to create exhibitions that are based on in-depth study. Her works of sculpture, drawing, text, and sound analyze state control systems while addressing issues of governance, civic duty, and justice. They underline the ideological translation within industrial design and architecture as well as the prominence of abstraction as an organizing force by making references to art history, including minimalism and the use of the grid. New sound-accompanied sculpture and wall-based works will be displayed by Civic Floor. The exhibition examines issues of volume and space in relation to their basic significance in the creation of art as well as in the planning of carceral settings and administrative structures.
Civic Floor is produced in partnership with MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin, Lethbridge, Canada.
Curator: Michelle Cotton, assisted by Clémentine Proby
October 8, 2022–April 2, 2023
Moderne Galerie/Mudam Luxembourg: Two collections in dialogue
Face-à-Face (Face to Face) is the outcome of a partnership between Mudam Luxembourg—Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and Moderne Galerie—Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken, two important institutions in the Greater Region and the European scene. The productive interaction between the collections of the museums brings out the unique characteristics of each organization, whose histories date back to the 1920s and 1990s, respectively.
Curator: Marie-Noëlle Farcy, assisted by Vanessa Lecomte
Also on view
Tacita Dean through February 5, 2023
Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil: Garden of Resistance through January 9, 2023
25 years of the Mudam Collection through May 29, 2023
Grand Musée d’Art Moderne Mudam Luxembourg Duc Jean encourages everyone to participate in culture and to be creative and open-minded. Mudam is located in Europe, similar to Luxembourg, but has a worldwide perspective. Mudam is dedicated to creating a more equitable and responsible world in which museums take the lead in passing down our cultural heritage to coming generations.
Our goal is to collect, preserve, and make widely accessible the most important contemporary art of the moment. Mudam promotes study and discourse through its exhibitions, publications, and artistic and educational programs, paying particular attention to the changing nature of art and its creation around the world.
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