With continuing government restrictions we are waiting for our lives to get back to normal, but we still can enjoy cultural in-person and online events in Luxembourg and support local artists. City Savvy brings you the most interesting cultural events that are happening right now.
European Capital of Culture 2022 Esch-sur-Alzette is on a mission to support local artists more than ever. Luxembourgish artist Martine Glod was inspired by traditional Buddhist sand mandalas that are presented in glass pavilions. She combined art and technology in individual LED bars and software, and she created up to 16 million different color shades that resemble the symmetrical structure of mandalas. The Annexe22 is transformed into a ‘sanctuary of light’ and illuminates also the area around Place de la Résistance (Brillplaz).
Where: Annexe22, Place de la Résistance (Brillplaz), Esch-sur-Alzette
When: Opening: January 30th from 3 pm – 6 pm and exhibition lasts until March 27th, 2021
Opening hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 2 pm to 6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm (closed on public holidays)
Pick Two: World Press Photo Exhibition 2020
Do you love stories that matter? Stop by Neimënster to see 150 award-winning images from The World Press Photo exhibition, the largest and most prestigious press photography competition in the world. Experience 150 award-winning photos that captivated last year’s most significant events from news, general information, contemporary subjects, portraits, environment, nature, sports, and long-term projects.
Where: Neimënster, 28 Rue Münster, 2160 Luxembourg
When: Until Sunday, February 21st (from 10am to 6pm)
Pick Three: Concerts at Philharmonie
Philharmonie is offering various in-person concerts in the following days. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the music of a talented South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, an ancient and baroque music concert, or a narrative jazz music concert for children (4-8 years old) with inspiration in Bulgarian song tradition.
Where: Philharmonie Luxembourg, 1, place de l’Europe, L-1499 Luxembourg
Program & Tickets (The sale begins January 27th at 10 am)
Pick Four: Digital Offer at Philharmonie
If you prefer to stay safe in the comfort of your home, Philharmonie has also prepared a digital program for adults and children. You can still enjoy online (live or recorded) concerts by the OPL or other known artists from classic and new surprising locations. Connect with artists through interesting video interviews where they share their views and sources of inspiration. You can also try online yoga classes and children of all ages can have fun with the creative and various digital programs as well.
Pick Five: 25 years of the MUDAM Collection
MUDAM offers a unique collection for visitors to celebrate the museum’s 15th anniversary. The collection dates back to 1996 before the museum existed. It displays a selection of artwork which take a close look at form, methods, and attitudes in contemporary art, from the 1960s to the opening decades of the 21st century. Artists showcase different materials, media and processes in this collection. You can observe the evolution of MUDAM in these pieces that have been purchased over this 25-year period.
Where: Mudam Luxembourg, 3, Park Dräi Eechelen, L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg
When: Until October 23rd
Opening hours & Tickets
Pick Six: MUDAM online exhibition – Me, Family
Edward Steichen’s ‘The Family of Man’ served as an inspiration for MUDAM’s exhibition ‘Me, Family’ where photography tries to portray the humankind as a family at the beginning of 21st century. The photographs refer to different subjects from technology and digital innovation to pleasure, fun and individuality. They also cover social inequality, war and identity crises. The exhibition displays the artwork of 23 artists from 13 countries. This virtual platform allows you to interact with the artwork and visitors as well.
Where: Online platform mefamily.mudam.com