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We are very happy to invite you to the opening of:
Face-à-Face. Moderne Galerie/Mudam Luxembourg: Two collections in dialogue,
Tarek Atoui. Waters’ Witness,
and
Sung Tieu. Civic Floor.

Speeches:
Bettina Steinbrügge, Director, Mudam Luxembourg
Dr. Andrea Jahn, Director, Moderne Galerie – Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrucken
Sam Tanson, Minister for Culture, Luxembourg
Jan Benedyczuk, Secretary of State for Education and Culture, Saarland

Exhibitions

Face-à-Face. Moderne Galerie/Mudam Luxembourg: Two collections in dialogue
Opening: Friday 07.10.2022 | 19h00–21h30
Exhibition: 08.10.2022 02.04.2023
Opening at Moderne Galerie – Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrucken:
Thursday 06.10.2022 | 19h00
A collaboration between Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and Moderne Galerie – Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrucken.
Media partner: RTL

Face-à-Face (Face to Face) proposes a new dialogue between two museum collections. It establishes connections between works by major figures of the modern avant-garde in Germany and France and those of contemporary artists from around the world. Questions of metamorphosis, the transformation of matter, optical phenomena and the perception of space are present throughout this exhibition. The works shown highlight a diversity of formal experimentation, as well as the willingness of artists to challenge social and political structures.

Artists whose works are to be shown at Mudam:

From the Saarlandmuseum collection
Alexander Archipenko, Rudolf Belling, Hans Bellmer, Monika von Boch, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Lyonel Feininger, Norbert Kricke, Henri Laurens, Georg Grosz, Fernand Léger, Heinz Mack, Henri Matisse, Ludwig Meidner, László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Piene, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, Josef Scharl, Jan J. Schoonhoven, Otto Steinert

From the Mudam Collection
Emily Bates, Miguel Branco, Beaurin Domercq, Katinka Bock, Giulia Cenci, Pascal Convert, Helmut Federle, Roland Fischer, Nan Goldin, Germaine Hoffmann, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Alicja Kwade, Lee Bul, Mark Lewis, Edward Lipski, Little Warsaw, Lutz & Guggisberg, Andrea Mastrovito, Isabelle Marmann, Rui Moreira, Silke Otto-Knapp, Yazid Oulab, Michel Paysant, Tobias Putrih, François Roche/R&Sie(n), Nedko Solakov, Kathia St. Hilaire, Janaina Tschäpe

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Tarek Atoui. Waters’ Witness
Opening: Friday 07.10.2022 | 19h00–21h30
Exhibition: 24.09.2022 05.03.2023
A series of performances by Tarek Atoui and invited musicians is programmed around the exhibition.

The exhibition Waters’ Witness was conceived by Tarek Atoui and produced by the Fridericianum in Kassel in cooperation with the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. The exhibition at the Fridericianum was supported by the Hessische Kulturstiftung.
Media partners: Mousse Magazine, L'Essentiel Radio, Beaux Arts Magazine

Tarek Atoui’s (b. 1980, Beirut) work inhabits the intersection of visual and sound arts. Known for his sonic installations and performances, Atoui privileges a sensory approach along with an investigative process that embraces history, anthropology, ethnology and musicology. He considers sound to be a catalyst for human interaction leading him to collaborate with other musicians, as well as researchers and musical instrument makers. The exhibition Waters’ Witness, presented in Mudam Grand Hall and the Park Dräi Eechelen, is based on the ongoing project I/E Atoui initiated in 2015. Drawing upon research made in collaboration with the musicians and composers Chris Watson and Eric La Casa, Atoui uses sound recordings to document the human, ecological, historical and industrial realities of coastal cities that have a past rooted in their docklands, such as Athens, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Beirut and Porto.

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Sung Tieu. Civic Floor
Opening: Friday 07.10.2022 | 19h00–21h30
Exhibition: 08.10.2022 05.02.2023

Civic Floor is produced in partnership with MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA) and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin, Lethbridge (Canada)

Mudam’s Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Pavilion will host a new exhibition by Sung Tieu (b. 1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam).

Sung Tieu works in a range of media producing exhibitions that draw upon extensive research. Her works of sculpture, drawing, text and sound consider questions of governance, civic responsibility and justice, analysing mechanisms of state control. Making reference to art history, and in particular to minimalism and the deployment of the grid, they highlight the translation of ideologies within industrial design and architecture and the prevalence of abstraction as an organising force.

Civic Floor will present a new body of sculpture and wall-based works, which are accompanied by sound. The exhibition considers questions of space and volume, both in terms of their fundamental role in art-making as well as in the design of carceral spaces and bureaucratic systems.

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On the right: László Moholy-Nagy, "Blatt 2 der Mappe '6 Konstruktionen'", 1924 (detail) Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken. Photo: Tom Gundelwein / Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz. On the left: Nan Goldin, "Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! undressing, NYC", 1991 (detail). Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Acquisition 1997, Apport FOCUNA. Photo: Rémi Villaggi
On the right: László Moholy-Nagy, "Blatt 2 der Mappe '6 Konstruktionen'", 1924 (detail) Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken. On the left: Nan Goldin, "Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! undressing, NYC", 1991 (detail). Collection Mudam Luxembourg, Acquisition 1997, Apport FOCUNA
© Left – Photo: Tom Gundelwein / Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz. Right – Photo: Rémi Villaggi