Following a digital-only edition in 2020, the Luxembourg Art Week is making a strong physical comeback this year, exhibiting artworks from no less than 80 established and emerging galleries across Europe.
In its 7th edition, running from 12th to 14th November 2021, the international contemporary art fair seeks to charm local audiences through high quality contemporary artworks, as well as a varied programme of events, conferences and exhibitions.
In 2021, the contemporary art fair will welcome audiences to a new, purpose-built venue in the heart of the capital, on Glacis Square (Fouerplaatz), allowing visitors to reach easily the city’s main cultural institutions and fair partners.
Varied programme for all tastes and budgets
The various artworks proposed by renown galleries during the Luxembourg Art Week will delight local audiences, taking them on a tour across four main art sectors – the ‘Main Section’, ‘Take Off’, ‘First Call’ and ‘Focus’.
- Gathering over 30 established contemporary galleries, the ‘Main Section’ will enchant art lovers with the best of contemporary art creation, displaying artworks by internationally renowned artists.
- Created in 2016 with the support of the the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, the ‘Take Off’ section is dedicated to galleries representing young, emerging artists, as well as institutions and artist collectives wishing to present their work to larger audiences. Visitors will also be able to discover creations and multiple editions at affordable prices.
- The ‘First Call’ section allows international galleries which have not attended previous Luxembourg Art Week editions to meet art lovers in Luxembourg and to better understand the characteristics of the local art market.
- Finally, the ‘Focus’ section invites fair visitors to discover contemporary art creations developed in a selected city, with about a dozen artists and young galleries being equally presented in the ‘Take Off’ section.
According to event organisers, the Luxembourg Art Week will also feature a monumental sculpture, a ‘Carte Blanche’ exhibition by Casino Luxembourg, children activities, a series of conferences along with guided tours of partner institutions such as Mudam and Banque Degroof Petercam, as well as the annual Salon of the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg (CAL).
It is also worth highlighting the two exhibitions ‘Freigester. Fragments of an art scene in Luxembourg and beyond’ and ‘Performance Forever Immigrant’ to be hosted by Mudam, and the two conferences about ‘The Post-Brexit/Post-Covid art market’ and the ‘Taxation of transactions in works of art in Luxembourg’ hosted in collaboration with the Luxembourg Association for Art Galleries and Practitioners (LAFA).
About the Luxembourg Art Week
Growing in size and popularity each year, the Luxembourg Art Week is one of the largest art events hosted in the Grand Duchy and offers a unique opportunity for collectors, art lovers and the public at large to sample, acquire and educate themselves on the best of contemporary art scene. Last year, the digital-only art fair brought together 450 artists, highlighted 1500 artworks, attracted 30.000 visitors and reached 90 countries across the world, hitting the milestone of 150,000 web pages viewed.
Entry to the 2021 Luxembourg Art Week event is free of charge during public hours, easily accessible by public transport and caters to visitors with reduced mobility. Full event details are available on www.luxembourgartweek.lu.