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Catalogues on Display! Jean-Marie Biwer

Over the past four decades, the Luxemburgish painter Jean-Marie Biwer (b. 1957, Dudelange) has developed a body of figurative work that reflects a sensitivity to the world around him. His first monographic exhibition in a Luxembourg museum, entitled D’après nature, presents a selection of paintings, drawings and prints. Spanning fifteen years of production, these works reflect his exploration of landscape, nature and the everyday life, questioning also the role that painting can play today.

The catalogue of the exhibition (which is on display at Mudam until 31 August 2020) brings together essays on the artist’s work by René Kockelkorn and Claude Moyen, as well as an interview between Biwer and the two curators of the exhibition, Christophe Gallois and Nelly Taravel.

An extract from the catalogue is available just down below:
Painting that calls a spade a spade

Text by Claude Moyen (p. 11 of the book)


Jean-Marie Biwer

Jean-Marie Biwer (b. 1957, Dudelange, Luxembourg) has held major exhibitions at Casa Spadoni, Ravenna, Italy (2019); IKOB – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Eupen, Belgium (2011); galerie Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg (2009); galerie L’Indépendance, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2008); galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg (2005 , 2003); Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, Germany; Galerie Terre de Sienne, Céret, France; Galerie Eterso, Paris, France (1998).
His work has been shown throughout Europe. In 1993 he represented Luxembourg at the 45th Venice Biennale. His works can be found in major public collections such as the Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art (MNHA), IKOB – Musée d’Art Contemporain and Mudam Luxembourg. He lives and works in Basbellain, Luxembourg.

Claude Moyen

Holder of a doctorate in Arts, Claude Moyen teaches art education at the Lycée classique de Diekirch, where he also coordinates the BTS Media Writing. Between 2006 and 2017, he was an educational adviser at Mudam Luxembourg. In 2010, he initiated the Mudam Akademie, a series of lectures on the modern and contemporary art history, which has led to a publication, Eng Geschicht vun der Konscht vun haut (éditions Mudam).

Bibliographic notice

Title: Jean-Marie Biwer. D'après nature
Complete title: Jean-Marie Biwer. D'après nature
Texts: Jean-Marie Biwer, Suzanne Cotter, Christophe Gallois, René Kockelkorn, Claude Moyen, Nelly Taravel
Author: Biwer, Jean-Marie,
: Mudam Luxembourg
Creation date: 2020
Format: 183 p. : ill.
Language: English / French
Identifier: 978-3-947563-83-8
Note: This book has been published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc from march 7th till may 24th 2020

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In prologue to the opening of his exhibition, a discussion between Jean-Marie Biwer and Claude Moyen, one of the authors who contributed to the catalogue (Éditions Mudam et Cantz). The discussion focused on the motifs that run through his recent work - landscape, nature, everyday life -, his approach to painting as a "laboratory" and its relationship to the world.

Follow this link to listen to the conversation.

@Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
With : Jean-Marie Biwer et Claude Moyen
Moderation : Christophe Gallois