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Mike Bourscheid, Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Production photo 2017.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

13.5 — 26.11.2017 Venice Biennale

Thank you so much for the flowers

artist(s): Mike Bourscheid
curator(s): Kevin Muhlen

Luxembourg Pavilion. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers
13.5 - 26.11.2017

With self-effacing playfulness, Mike Bourscheid's costumes, altered domestic objects, musical pieces and performances recount cryptic stories about gender identification, familial inheritance and cultural history. Always, Bourscheid's work seeks to transform traditional understandings of art's role in our daily lives, from our loves to our routine work.

Raised in southern Luxembourg by a seamstress mother and a welder father, Mike Bourscheid often uses performance and sculpture to interweave stereotypes of masculine and feminine labor. Here, the Luxembourg pavilion provides a uniquely hospitable atmosphere for this intimate approach. Each of the pavilion's five rooms unfolds its own enigmatic narrative. Upon entering the pavilion, viewers will pass through a long corridor lined with birch panels and antique wooden cookie molds - a preface to multiple curious tangles of familial and social custom.

Mike Bourscheid, born in 1984 in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg), studied at the Université d'Aix-Marseille (France) and Universität der Künste Berlin (Germany). Today, he lives and works in Luxembourg and in Vancouver, Canada. Recent exhibitions include: Access Gallery Vancouver (Canada), Nanaimo Art Gallery (Canada), Centre d'art L'OEil de Poisson in Quebec City (Canada) and Centre d'art Nei Liicht in Dudelange (Luxembourg). In 2015 he was nominated for the Prix d'art Robert Schuman; in 2010 he won the IBB-Preis für Fotografie.

Curator: Kevin Muhlen
Assistant curator: Stilbé Schroeder
Commissioner: Ministère de la Culture, Luxembourg
Organizer: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

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partners

The official representation of Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, 2017, is financed by the Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg.
The coordination of the project is under the auspices of Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain.
With the support of: Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte - Fonds stART-up; SJL Jimenez Lunz Law Firm Luxembourg; Luxembourg - Let's make it happen.

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images

Mike Bourscheid, Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Production photo 2017.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.

Exhibition view Mike Bourscheid - Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Photo: Luke Andrew Walker.