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Towering art in Luxembourg City
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Towering art in Luxembourg City

30.08.2013 From our online archive
The crumbling remains of Luxembourg City's fortifications have been turned into a work of art thanks to an exhibition at the Casino Gallery.

The crumbling remains of Luxembourg City's fortifications have been turned into a work of art thanks to a project at the Casino Gallery.

The inflatable gold “Goldblase” or golden bull was designed by artists' collective "Treacle" (Kaspar Wimberley and Susanne Kudielka) as a giant crown in a nod to Luxembourg's historic roots.

It was positioned at the tower on “Montée de Clausen” which once served as an entrance gate to Luxembourg's fortress. It was also on this site that Luxembourg founder Count Siegfried I is thought to constructed the city's very first castle in 963.

The fortress was dismantled in 1867 but remnants like the tower remain and continue to inspire people as this project shows.

The work was installed as part of a residential project called “The Changing of the Guard”, at the Casino gallery. The project looks at financial instability in the Grand Duchy and how it could affect the wealth and prosperity that has come to characterise Luxembourg today.

To find out more, visit www.casino-luxembourg.lu

The work will remain at the site until October 15.