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These initiatives by Luxembourg artists, now almost forgotten, were part of a global movement that contributed to the replacement of abstraction as the "world language of art". The unifying features of this movement were the creation of the most diverse forms of representational or object-like art: Pop Art, Op Art, Concept Art, Neo-Dada, Nouveau Realisme, Hard Edge, Land Art, Kinetics, Body Art or Happening. The 1960s were marked by a climate strongly favouring artistic experimentation. Artists worked in the spirit of an art freed from all fetters. In Luxembourg, the young generation sought to break free from the constraints of the École de Paris as the only representative current of contemporary art.
The show documents the artistic actions of the protest movement in Luxembourg, especially around and with Initiative 69, and at the same time provides an outlook: Based on selected works by Berthe Lutgen and Misch Da Leiden, it deals with two important actors of this movement and shows their artistic development until today. Lutgen and Da Leiden took different paths, both geographically and artistically. In various ways, however, they remained intertwined in their art with the subversive force of the '68s.
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27 November > 22 May 2022