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Me, Family

Online

Me, Family is an extensive project comprising a series of exhibitions, events, a publication and the online platform mefamily.mudam.com presenting works by twenty-two artists from fifteen countries. It draws inspiration from the iconic exhibition The Family of Man curated by Edward Steichen (b. 1879, Bivange – d. 1973, West Redding) which aimed to present humankind as a family through the medium of photography. Originally presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1955, the exhibition toured to over 150 museums worldwide from 1955 to 1962, and has been on permanent display at Clervaux Castle in Luxembourg since 1994.

Me, Family addresses topical issues that relate to the flow of information and data in our globalised society. Never before have we lived in a time that is so frenetically connected and under such complete and continuous surveillance. The artists featured in this platform variously confront this complex reality, interpreting it through their diverse practices.

The project is intended as a portrait of humanity at the beginning of the 21st century, reflecting on diverse subjects from technological progress, digital innovation, pleasure, fun and individuality to the darker aspects of alienation, social inequality, war and identity crises. Me, Family traverses the ordinary and extraordinary, entering public and private spheres, reality and fiction, via an intricate network of subjects.

Through the online platform we invite each visitor to become a real-time avatar, a virtual entity that can interact with both artworks and other visitors. We invite you to immerse yourself in the artworks, presented here in a hitherto unseen format, and to engage with the associated programme that utilises the platform as a space for debate.

Credits

Location:
mefamily.mudam.com
Concept:
  • Francesco Bonami, Emanuela Mazzonis di Pralafera and Luigi Alberto Cippini

Media Partners:
  • RTL, Luxembourg Times, Beaux Arts Magazine, Mousse Magazine