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Opening three new presentations




Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is pleased to invite you to the opening of three new exhibitions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Billy Bultheel and James Richards and Sin Wai Kin on Thursday, 28 March 2024.

Conversation with Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Vanessa Lecomte, curator
Opening speech by Bettina Steinbrügge, director
19h30 – 20h30:
Performance – Workers in Song by Billy Bultheel and James Richards
(Galleries open until 21h00)

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Air Conditioning

Emblematic of Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s (b. 1985, Amman) interest in the political dimension of sound, the installation Air Conditioning (2022) consists of fifteen large format photographic images generated by an animation software, accompanied by a looping video which showcase data from the United Nations Digital Library on the violations of Lebanese air space by Israeli military aviation between 2007 and 2021. This is the first presentation of this major work in a museum since it was acquired in 2023 by Mudam.
Vanessa Lecomte
Media partner:
Luxemburger Wort

Billy Bultheel and James Richards
Workers in Song

Workers in Song is the latest iteration of an ongoing collaborative project by composer Billy Bultheel (b. 1987, Brussels) and visual artist James Richards (b. 1983, Cardiff). Their immersive audiovisual installation and performance takes visitors on a journey through a whirlwind of original material, spanning the pleasures of online hook-ups, underground films and subcultures of bygone eras, as well as the darker dimensions of romantic subjectivity.
Joel Valabrega, with Clémentine Proby. Assisted by Nathalie Lesure.
Co-commissioned by:
WIELS – Centre d’art contemporain in Brussels, Batalha Centro de Cinema in Porto, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin
With the support of:
Communauté flamande
Thanks to:
Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin and Fondation Kemmler

Sin Wai Kin

Enclosed within a white curtained structure are five moving image artworks from the series Portraits (2023–ongoing) by artist Sin Wai Kin (b. 1991, Toronto). Their practice is shaped by a myriad of sources, among which traditional Chinese dramaturgy, drag and science fiction. Hanging like in a traditional painting gallery, the works expand on the art historical pictorial tradition of portraiture, while representing Sin’s exploration of personal yet universal questions around identity, gender and reality.
Sin Wai Kin is the recipient of the 24th Baloise Art Prize. Four of the works on display will join Mudam’s growing collection.
Marie-Noëlle Farcy, assisted by Carlotta Pierleoni
The Baloise Art Prize is awarded annually at Art Basel. Founded in 1999, the prize has focused its support on young artists reserving a part of the award to acquire and donate works by the artists to partner museums. Mudam Luxembourg has been one of the partner museums for the Baloise Art Prize since 2015.

A patchwork of three images.
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