Thirty years ago, the artist Bernar Venet wrapped a thin rod of silver foil around the finger of the woman who would become his wife . . . It was this touching, spontaneous gesture that would forever mark Diane Venet and instil in her a passion for the collection of artists’ jewellery, rare and rich in symbolic power.
This impressive collection of small works of art has seduced audiences in several museums around the world, and it is now the turn of the City of Luxembourg to welcome a selection of pieces from one hundred international artists in a new exhibition conceived by the team of the Cercle Cité team and curated by Diane Venet.
The exhibition at Cercle Cité takes visitors on a chronological and thematic journey through a display specifically designed by NJOY to accommodate these miniature works created by leading avant-garde artists (Georges Braque, the Pomodoro brothers, Alexander Calder), Surrealists (Hans Arp, Salvador Dalí) , Man Ray), Pop artists (Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana), Minimalists (Frank Stella, Lucio Fontana) and contemporary artists (Kader Attia, ORLAN, Anish Kapoor . . .).
This exhibition gave the Franco-Luxembourgish duo Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil the opportunity to create their first piece of jewelry, a ring that perfectly embodies their artistic style.
In this year 2020, marked by distancing and uncertainty, as well as by an unprecedented reduction in the number of cultural events on offer, the exhibition at the Cercle Cité pays tribute to the creativity of artists, inviting visitors to connect with their own sensitivity as well as with that of the artists, whose perspective – at times critical, at others playful – and ingenious work accompany us in all circumstances and will continue, again and again, to introduce an element of dream into our daily lives.
Free guided tour every Saturday at 3pm
Special opening hours:
11an-3pm : Thursday 24.12.2020, Thursday 31.12.2020
Friday 25.12.2020, Friday 01.01.2021
In accordance with the health instructions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of visitors in the exhibition space is limited to 20 people. It is mandatory for visitors to wear a mask and maintain a distance of 2 meters between each other while visiting the exhibition.
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