Remember (what is missing)
Remember (What Is Missing), 2014
Wallpaper, digitally printed
Prior to adopting digital ID card printers, the staff of the Portuguese Consulate General in Luxembourg photo graphed citizens with an ordinary camera against a white wall, transferred the photos to a computer, printed them, cut out the headshots and glued them in place. After witnessing this laborious process while renew ing his own card, the artist asked the staff to keep the paper offcuts instead of consigning them to oblivion. Between 2010 and 2012, when the process was fully digitized, he retrieved hundreds of these fragments. The faceless contours raise questions about immigration and life between two countries. As a source of anthropological information, they provide unique insight into the subjects’ identities despite the missing faces.
Mudam – The Contemporary Art Museum of Luxembourg
ART & ME – COLLECTION
08.10.2014 – 15.02.2015
Art? Me? These are two concepts rather difficult to seize. If we can’t define neither one nor the other, then maybe the answer lies in the “&”? What is our connection to art? Why do we take the time for contemplation? Does an answer to the question of why we look at art, give us clues about the stakes of contemporary art or even about ourselves?
A fire, seats, bookcases, wallpaper, a photograph of a mother, a painting that doesn’t fit above the couch… in a scenography reminiscent of a home rather than a gallery, you will find the artworks melting in with the interior. Art & Me invites you to make yourself at home and to spend some time among a selection of artworks from the Mudam Collection.
Stefano Bianchi, Jean-Marie Biwer, Miguel Branco, Tony Cragg , Jose Dávila , Jürgen Drescher, Jochen Gerner, Marco Godinho, Liquid Penguin Ensemble, Jean-Christophe Massinon, Mathieu Mercier, Roman Ondák, Martin Parr, Frédéric Prat, Tobias Putrih, Thomas Ruff , Joe Scanlan, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans, Su-Mei Tse.
Cindy Einsweiler, Nadine Erpelding, Stina Fisch, Danielle Stammet , Valérie Tholl.