An exhibition of children’s art resulting from a series of workshops over the summer showcases their creative take on the covid-19 pandemic.
In the spring of 2020, UP_FOUNDATION launched an education project titled “TOTO, Exprimer-toi” aimed at children and young people in Luxembourg. The idea was to give children a voice on how they were dealing with the pandemic.
During the summer holidays, from July to September, TOTO, a restored old school bus, travelled the country to meet children and young people, in order to give them the opportunity to express themselves freely using diverse materials and a sense of creativity and movement. In total, 120 workshops with about 480 participants were held with local artists including Sascha di Giambattista (illustrator), Thomas Faber alias MAZ (rapper), Helder Ferreira alias Maka MC (rapper), Sven Fielitz (freestyle footballewr), David Galassi alias Fluit (rapper), Dina Hein-Hartmann (skateboarder), Nora Hoffmann alias Norah Noush (hip-hop dancer), Paule Lemmer (painter), Irina Moons (graphic designer) and Marthe Viehmann (illustrator).
Now, to coincide with the International Day of the Rights of the Child on 20 November, the foundation and Les 2 Musées de la Ville de Luxembourg will open an exhibition of works created during those workshops. “TOTO. L’Expo. La jeunesse s’expression en temps de pandémie” will be presented at level 0 of the Lëtzebuerg City Museum until 13 December 13.
The Lëtzebuerg City Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm (extended to 8pm on Thursdays). It is closed on Mondays.
During the duration of the exhibition, workshops are being offered to schools, supervised by the artists from the first phase of the project.