8.7 — 14.10.2001
SOUS LES PONTS, LE LONG DE LA RIVIÈRE…
ARTIST(S): DANIEL BUREN, JACQUES CHARLIER, CHRISTIAN CORDES, PATRICK CORILLON, WIM DELVOYE, JAN FABRE, IAN HAMILTON FINLAY, ELSEBETH JØRGENSEN / SOFIE THORSEN, IVANA KESER, WON JU LIM, JILL MERCEDES, ILONA NÉMETH, OLAF NICOLAI, DANIEL ROTH, DAVID SHRIGLEY, JOHNNY SPENCER, JOËLLE TUERLINCKX, LUCA VITONE
CURATOR(S): ENRICO LUNGHI
The exhibition Sous les ponts, le long de la rivière…, organised by Casino Luxembourg in collaboration with the Musée national d’histoire et d’art, brings together eighteen artists on an itinerary through the Pétrusse and Alzette valleys, relating the Casino Luxembourg to the Fort Thüngen, the site of the future Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.
The itinerary leaves from the Casino Luxembourg, which, for the purpose of the exhibition, functions as information centre. All the way moving almost through the heart of the city centre and the district of the European communities, yet all the while preserved from the urban, economic and political bustle, the visitor gradually discovers rich and multifarious landscapes and atmospheres treasuring just as many tales and stories: the Pétrusse valley separating the upper-town from the Plateau Bourbon, today prized by visitors for its verdant, romantic and enchanting settings, was once a strategic area of the ancient fortress; set on the banks of the river Alzette, the former industrial suburb of the Grund is today widely enlivened by countless cafés and restaurants.