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Grand Duchy pavilion at Venice Biennale opens
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Grand Duchy pavilion at Venice Biennale opens

31.05.2013 From our online archive
Culture Minister Octavie Modert officially opened the Luxembourg pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale art festival on Thursday, featuring artist Catherine Lorent and her project Relegation.

(CS) Culture Minister Octavie Modert officially opened the Luxembourg pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale art festival on Thursday, featuring artist Catherine Lorent and her project Relegation.

Lorent's approach to art is based on the Baroque idea of the “Gesamtkunstwerk”, a work of art using multiple forms to become a total or all-embracing artwork.

The Ca' Del Duca in Venice, where Lorent's project is on display, is therefore buzzing with sights and sounds, combining painting, design, sculpture, performance, music and mise-en-scène.

The Luxembourg artist, born in Munich in 1977, studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe, followed by studies of history and art history in Freiburg and Paris.

Lorent holds a Joint PhD in history from the University of Luxembourg and art history from the University of Heidelberg. She currently lives and works in Berlin, but has been a rising star on the Luxembourg art scene for several years, winning the “Prix d'Encouragement aux Jeunes Artistes” in 2005 and the “Prix Révélation” in 2011, both awarded by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture.

The exhibition officially opens its doors to visitors from June 1 to November 24.

Find out more about Catherine Lorent and Relegation and relegation.lu