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Face-à-Face

Dialogue between the Mudam Collection and the Moderne Galerie Saarlandmuseum Collection

Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean and Moderne Galerie – Saarlandmuseum Saarbrücken announce an ambitious regional exhibition partnership. Working in close collaboration, the two museums will present works from their respective collections in concurrent exhibitions in Luxembourg and Saarbrücken. The exhibitions are an opportunity for visitors to explore these two emblematic collections of modern and contemporary art from the Greater Region of Luxembourg in a dynamic and contemporary dialogue.

Presented at Mudam will be some thirty works belonging to the Saarlandmuseum from its holdings of early twentieth century painting, sculpture, works on paper and photography, including examples of Expressionism, Surrealism and Constructivism, through to the early 1960s and the work of artists associated with the Zero movement. They will be presented in dialogue with works from the 1980s to 2020 in the Mudam Collection, following a thematic arrangement that forges links between modern art and more contemporary practices. Playing on the resonances and differences across these periods, the exhibition will address themes such as the body and movement, portraiture and the artist’s relationship to the model, representations of sensory phenomena and the transformation of matter.

Artists whose works are to be shown at Mudam (subject to modification):

From the Saarlandmuseum collection
Alexander Archipenko (b. 1887, Kiev; d. 1964, New York), Rudolf Belling (b. 1886, Berlin; d. 1972, Krailling), Hans Bellmer (b.1902, Katowice, Poland; d. 1975, Paris), Monika von Boch (b. 1915, Mettlach, Germany; d. 1993, Mettlach, Germany), Giorgio de Chirico (b. 1888, Vólos, Greece; d. 1978, Rome), Otto Dix (b. 1891, Gera-Untermhaus, Germany; d. 1969, Singen, Germany), Max Ernst (b. 1891, Brühl, Germany; d. 1976, Paris), Lyonel Feininger (b. 1871, New York; d. 1956, New York), Henri Laurens (b. 1885, Paris; d. 1954, Paris), Fernand Léger (b. 1881, Argentan, France; d. 1955, Gif-sur-Yvette, France), Heinz Mack (b. 1931, Lollar, Germany), Henri Matisse (b. 1869, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France; d. 1954, Nice), Ludwig Meidner (b. 1884, Bierutów, Poland; d. 1966, Darmstadt, Germany), Lázló Moholy-Nagy (b. 1895, Bácsborsód, Hungary; d. 1946, Chicago), Otto Piene (b. 1928, Bad Laasphe, Germany; d. 2014, Berlin), Auguste Renoir (b. 1841, Limoges, France; d. 1919, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France), Auguste Rodin (b. 1840, Paris; d. 1917, Meudon, France), Jan J. Schoonhoven (b. 1914, Delft; d. 1994, Delft), Otto Steinert (b. 1915, Saarbrücken; d. Essen, 1978)

From the Mudam Collection
Maria José Arjona (b. 1973, Bogota), Emily Bates (b. 1970, Basingstoke, United Kingdom), Katinka Bock (b. 1976, Frankfurt-am-Main), Giulia Cenci (b. 1988, Cortona), Pascal Convert (b. 1957, Mont- de-Marsan, France), Nan Goldin (b. 1953, Washington), Christian Hidaka (b. 1977, Noda, Japan), Kathia St Hilaire (b. 1995, Palm Beach), Dom Sylvester Houédard (b. 1924, Guernesey; d. 1992, Guernesey), Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Katowice, Poland), Lee Bul (b. 1964, Seoul), Mark Lewis (b. 1958, Hamilton), Little Warsaw (founded in 1996), Andres Lutz & Anders Guggisberg (b. 1968, Switzerland/b. 1966, Switzerland), Andrea Mastrovito (b. 1978, Bergamo), Isabelle Marmann (b. 1975, Luxembourg), Chad McCail (b. 1961, Manchester), Isa Melsheimer (b. 1968, Neuss, Germany), M+M (founded in 1996), Silke Otto-Knapp (b. 1970, Osnabrück), Yazid Oulab (b. 1958, Sedrata, Algeria), Michel Paysant (b. 1955, Bouzonville, France), Tobias Putrih (b. 1972, Kranj, Slovenia), François Roche/R&Sie(n) (b. 1961, Paris), Janaina Tschäpe (b. 1973, Munich), Franciso Tropa (b. 1968, Lisbon), Jean-Luc Vilmouth (b. 1952, Creutzwald, France; d. 2015, Taipei).

Credits

Location:
Mudam Galleries Level 0
Curator of the exhibition at Mudam:
  • Marie-Noëlle Farcy

Curators of the exhibition at the Saarlandmuseum:
  • Andrea Jahn (Director), Kathrin Elvers-Švamberk (Deputy Director)