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Exhibitions

Rethinking Nature

In the frame of the European Month of Photography

30/04/2021
— 27/06/2021
11h - 19h
30/04/2021 — 27/06/2021
11h - 19h
Ratskeller exhibition space (rue du Curé)

Free entrance

As part of the 8th edition of the European Month of Photography Luxembourg, the Rethinking Nature exhibition makes a break with what is referred to as the landscape genre. By upsetting the point of view and the framing, which no longer respect the centuries-old Euclidian perspective, the five artists showcase representations that open up new micro and macro natural spaces.

Using dematerialisation, deconstruction and fragmentation, their photographic artistic approaches express in unique ways the vulnerability of nature and humanity's current conflicts in relation to it, while contributing to developing ecological awareness.

Romanian artist Maria-Magdalena Ianchis lives in Vienna and focusses on anthropogenic climate change. Through her artistic research into three Icelandic and Austrian glaciers she demonstrates the vulnerability and impotence of nature on the one hand and the fragility of humanity on the other. Her artistic and political commitment opens up to a world of imagination that transports us to the depths of humanity.

French artist Nicolas Floc’h's submarine landscapes plunge us into a fascinating world of submerged marine habitats. His scientific and artistic expeditions led him to study the transformations caused by global warming and to see how, independently of their political impact, his photographs find aesthetic echoes in painting and other representations of classic photographic landscapes.

Art and science are intertwined for Luxembourg artist Justine Blau. Following in the steps of Charles Darwin and the question of extinction and dis-extinction, she creates assemblages of images and installations – photographs and videos – that transport us through her scientific-artistic quest to a world between reality and imagination. She plunges us into her fluid and open world while revealing the controversies that sustain her scientific, artistic and philosophic questions.

Vanja Bučan, a Slovene artist living in Berlin, focusses on correlations between man and nature and questions related to ecosystems. Inspired by the still lifes and offbeat arrangements of the Surrealists and Dadaists, she reconstructs environments in her studio in order to subvert situations that illustrate these relations between the vegetal, the animal and the human. Through her presentations and absurd arrangements she uses irony and enchantment to overturn our perception of nature.

Genevan artist Anastasia Mityukova presents complex artistic work that is based on an archive of documents concerning an abandoned American military experimental nuclear base in Greenland. A corpus of 6000 images accumulated by the artist in recent years is presented in different evolving and organic forms, creating a new narrative in interaction with the spectator's vision.

Sharing in a new aesthetic experience, visitors to this exhibition are stunned by the presentation and the photographic installation as it opens up unexplored fields.


Exhibition open every day, 11am-7pm - free entrance.


Opening Thursday 29.04.2021 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Ratskeller exhibition space - rue du Curé, Luxembourg

Due to the current situation related to Covid-19, the opening will be divided into time slots every half hour.
Limited spaces, booking available soon


Free guided tour every Saturday at 3 pm
(Free entrance, no prior registration needed)

01.05.2021 (FR)
08.05.2021 (EN)
15.05.2021 (LU/DE)
22.05.2021 (FR)
29.05.2021 (EN)
05.06.2021 (LU/DE)
12.06.2021 (FR)
19.06.2021 (EN)
26.06.2021 (LU/DE)

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. 

Exhibition opening 29.04.2021 - 18:30
Organisation
Cercle Cité, in collaboration with Café-Crème asbl Luxembourg
Curators
Paul di Felice and Pierre Stiwer
Artists
Justine Blau, Vanja Bučan, Nicolas Floc’h, Maria Magdalena Ianchis, Anastasia Mityukova

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