The third edition of Luxembourg Art Week, which opens this Friday 3 November, sees the fair spread its wings and attract even more international recognition.
Local and international art galleries will showcase their favoured talent to a cosmopolitan audience at the Halle Victor Hugo in Limpertsberg over the first weekend in November.
Luxembourg Art Week is now an established fixture on the European art fair calendar, attracting a total of 28 galleries from the grand duchy and the greater region as well as from further afield in Germany, Austria and Italy to its “Positions” section.
The fair will also retain its popular “Take Off” section, which was introduced last year and is dedicated to new galleries and groups of artists whose works are more reasonably priced (they must sell for under €3,500).
The Halle Victor Hugo will also play host to a number of lectures, round table discussions and performances organized in conjunction with radio station 100,7 and as well as art museums Mudam, Casino-contemporary art forum and even the Centre Pompidou-Metz. The three museums are also hosting shows that will attract visitors to the art week. “Luxembourg Art Week is taking on an increasingly international dimension,” says coordinator Alex Reding of the Nosbaum Reding gallery.
Workshops for children are also om the programme.
Giving more space to the gallery and group artist exhibitors at Victor Hugo has meant that the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL) group show moves to the nearby Tramsschapp. The CAL show, which has been an annual event since 1983, will be even bigger than usual and will also be extended until 12 November.
The best work at the CAL show will be awarded that Prix du Grand-Duc Adolphe. “With the CAL spanning some 1,000m2 this year, we will be able to give the selected artists more space and greater visibility,” CAL president Marc Hostert told Flydoscope magazine.
Entrance to Luxembourg Art Week is free, with guided tours every day.