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Opening | Xanti Schawinsky, Monster Chetwynd, Agnieszka Kurant


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Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is pleased to invite you to a summer party for the grand opening of the exhibitions Xanti Schawinsky: Play, Life, Illusion – a Retrospective, Monster Chetwynd: Xanti Shenanigans and Agnieszka Kurant: Risk Landscape on Thursday, 11 July 2024.


19:00 Opening speech by Bettina Steinbrügge, Mudam director
19:30 Performance: Xanti Shenanigans by Monster Chetwynd
21:00 DJ set
(Free drinks and barbecue until 21:00)

Xanti Schawinsky: Play, Life, Illusion – a Retrospective
This exhibition is the first retrospective dedicated to Xanti Schawinsky (b. 1904, Basel – d. 1979, Locarno) outside of his native country, Switzerland. Marked by the spirit of the Bauhaus, where the artist studied in the 1920s and of the Black Mountain College, where he taught in the 1930s, Schawinsky’s body of work is characterised by its multidisciplinary nature. The exhibition covers the entirety of the artist’s sixty-year career, from his early works in the field of theatre to his process-based paintings from the 1950s and 1960s.

Monster Chetwynd: Xanti Shenanigans
In conjunction with the retrospective of Xanti Schawinsky, British artist Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, London) has been invited to create a new work for Mudam’s Foyer. Her ambitious installation draws inspiration from the idea of ‘mobile theatre’, developed by Schawinsky one century ago, during his time at the Bauhaus.

Agnieszka Kurant: Risk Landscape
Through her experimental and conceptual work, Agnieszka Kurant (b. 1978, Łódź, Poland) examines contemporary phenomena such as collective, non-human and artificial intelligence and exploitation under digital capitalism. Following her invitation to occupy the Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Pavilion, the artist presents Risk Landscape. Comprising new commissions alongside recent works, the exhibition is inspired by new technologies that attempt to predict, simulate and monetise possible futures.

Xanti Schawinsky, ‘Danse Macabre’, 1938. Courtesy of the Xanti Schawinsky Estate + Exhibition view of ‘Monster Chetwynd – Toxic Pillows’, 2019/2020, De Pont Museum, Tilburg (NL). Photo: Maarten Nauw