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Pascal Convert

Pascal Convert (1957) works with highly controversial material, images from the news that were published in the press and on television. He created monumental wax sculptures based on famous pictures that were seen around the world. His work accentuates the symbolic power of images and ponders their political and aesthetic aspects as well as their impact how we shape, remember and forget history.
During the exhibition Guest House 07, four sculptures have been shown, three of which belong to the museum’s collection; it is also the end result of a long partnership between Pascal Convert and Mudam and has been the subject of a publication with contributions by Philippe Dagen, Georges Didi-Huberman, Catherine Millet and Bernard Stiegler. (Pascal Convert. Lamento (1998-2005), trilingual, Mudam Luxembourg (ed.))

Artworks

  1. Pascal Convert Direct-Indirect, 1997

    Video projection, colour, sound
    Music from Gilles Grand
    13 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2005 - the artist
    © Photogramm: Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Pascal Convert Direct-Indirect 2, 2003

    Video, music from Gilles Grand
    Images of Mona and Balthazar Convert
    20 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2005 - the artist
    © Photogramms : Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Pascal Convert Direct-Indirect 3, 2004

    Video
    Music of Bernard Lubat and André Minvielle
    Images of Mona and Arlette Convert
    27 min
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2005 - the artist
    © Photogramms: Mudam Luxembourg

  1. Pascal Convert Madone de Bentalha, 2001-2002

    Wax sculpture
    220 x 250 x 40 cm
    Mudam Luxembourg Commission and Collection
    Acquisition 2000
    © Photo: Frédéric Delpech

  1. Pascal Convert Mort de Mohammed Al Dura, vendredi 29 septembre 2000, Bande de Gaza, 2002-2003

    (Inspired by the video stills of Mohammed’s death by Talal Abou Rahmed/A2, 000)
    Wax sculpture
    165 x 230 x 35 cm
    Mudam Luxembourg Commission and Collection
    Acquisition 2002
    © Photo: Claus Velte

  1. Pascal Convert Pietà du Kosovo, 1999-2000

    (Inspired by Mourning in Kosovo, a photograph by Georges Mérillon)
    Wax, resin and copper
    224 x 278 x 40 cm
    Mudam Luxembourg Commission and Collection
    Acquisition 2004
    © Photo: Frédéric Delpech

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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