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Symposium | what looks good today may not look good tomorrow: The Legacy of Michel Majerus

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Mudam Auditorium
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Luxembourg Art Week

Through a series of talks and lecture-performances followed by a panel discussion, the symposium investigates the influence of Michel Majerus’s (b. 1967, Esch-sur-Alzette – d. 2002, Niederanven) work on the practice of the ‘digital-native’ generation of artists, curators and researchers. International speakers working in and researching the field of visual arts will address the relevance of Majerus’s reflections today, while discussing different aspects of his legacy.

In the span of a short yet exceptionally prolific career, Majerus has captured his time, decades marked by the expansion of globalised consumer culture and digital technology. His large-scale paintings and installations, characterised by the ‘sampling’ and collaging of an eclectic repertoire of imagery and text borrowed from art history, video games, commercials or electronic music resonate with the image and information frenzy of the Internet 2.0 pervading contemporary society. In his work, Majerus transgressed the well-worn rules of painting and created unmistakable interpretations of the pop culture of the 1990s and early 2000s that remain of unfailing relevance today.

The symposium what looks good today may not look good tomorrow: The Legacy of Michel Majerus is the first chapter of a programme dedicated to the work of Michel Majerus and will be followed in Spring 2023 by an exhibition at Mudam and a publication gathering the contributions to the symposium.

With Cory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Motoko Ishibashi, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Fabian Schöneich and Sarah Johanna Theurer.

Michel Majerus, "what looks good today may not look good tomorrow", 2000 © Michel Majerus Estate, 2022. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Josten (by exchange). Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin
Michel Majerus, "what looks good today may not look good tomorrow", 2000
© Michel Majerus Estate, 2022. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Werner E. Josten (by exchange). Photo: Jens Ziehe, Berlin