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Luxembourg selects Venice Biennale artist
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Luxembourg selects Venice Biennale artist

22.07.2014 From our online archive
Filip Markiewicz and his project Paradiso Lussemburgo have been chosen to represent Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale contermporary art festival next year.

(CS) Filip Markiewicz and his project Paradiso Lussemburgo have been chosen to represent Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale contermporary art festival next year.

The choice was announced by the Culture Ministry on Monday evening, following deliberations by a jury including Bart de Baere, director of Antwerp modern art museum Muhka, artist Martine Feipel, art critic and curator Paul di Felice, Claudine Hemmer of the Culture Ministry and Enrico Lunghi of Luxembourg modern art museum Mudam.

A total of 17 project were on the table.

The jury selected Filip Markiewicz's project, as it proposes a complex analysis of contemporary realities, especially in Luxembourg, using different disciplines, such as drawing, installation, video and performance.

Using contemporary images and collective work, the project's potential for sociability with multiple points of entry for the viewer was also praised.

Born in 1980 in Esch/Alzette, Markiewicz studied in Strasbourg and now lives and works both in Germany and Luxembourg.

The 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art exhibition will take place from May 9 to November 22 next year. Luxembourg will once again show its entry at the Cà del Duca, with Mudam in charge of organising the exhibition.

The Grand Duchy is also currently taking part in the Venice Architecture Biennale, which is open until November 23, with a collective project by a group of architects, photographers, set-designers and journalists who explore modern architecture in Luxembourg in a CSI-style investigation.

In 2013, Catherine Lorent and her project Relegation represented Luxembourg at the Venice Biennale art festival.

The Grand Duchy's biggest success in Venice dates back to 2003, when artist Su-Mei Tse received the Golden Lion award for the best national participation.

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