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Mike Bourscheid.

17.1.2017 at 18:30 Les Mardis de l’Art

Thank you so much for the flowers by Mike Bourscheid

artist(s): Mike Bourscheid

Presentation by Mike Bourscheid of the genesis of his ongoing project selected to represent Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice (13.05 - 26.11.2017).

"My exhibition for the Venice Biennale is titled Thank you so much for the flowers and is a tribute to the expectations and mishaps of social etiquette. The Luxembourg pavilion is an actual apartment. (...) The space carries an intimacy in its domestic nature. There is a feeling that it could be inhabited at any moment. In creating the concept for this exhibition, I thought about how I could reflect on my own thoughts while keeping the intimacy inherent in the space. I decided to incorporate sculptures and props, similar to a theatre or movie set, while also having a few intermittent performances throughout the exhibition."

Mike Bourscheid s'intéresse aux histoires, à la narration, aux classes sociales, à l'histoire de la danse, au déguisement, à la mode ou encore aux particularités du privé et du public, entre autres. Tout comme le café du village de son enfance était le théâtre où se racontaient les grandes et les petites histoires du quotidien - joies et peines des uns et des autres, histoires drôles pour évacuer les tensions sociales et politiques -, le travail artistique de Mike Bourscheid est l'expression, par l'humour, de préoccupations sociales et politiques.

In English.
Free entrance.

www.luxembourgpavilion.lu

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Mike Bourscheid.