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06 Jul 2011

Casino Luxembourg - Contemporary Art Forum

Casino Luxembourg - Contemporary Art Forum, formerly known as the Casino Bourgeois until the State bought the building and started renting it to the Cultural Circle of the European Communities, from 1954 onwards. The so called Foyer Européen, remained until 1990 the centre of the European Community’s cultural and mundane events in Luxembourg. Since 1995 when Luxembourg was "European Culture Capital", the Casino Luxembourg organises contemporary art exhibitions, focusing on the diversity and complexity of current artistic approaches and attitudes. The exhibitions go along with a wide range of guided and thematic tours, lectures, round tables, as well as contemporary music events.

project room@aquarium is an artist-in-residency programme based in the so-called “Aquarium”, a 175 sqm steel and glass pavilion. This international residency programme, while welcoming proposals taking full advantage of the place’s very specific architecture, is encouraging applications aiming to stimulate exchange and debate in relation with the local context and socio-cultural issues in Luxembourg.

project room@ aquariumforms an integral part of the Casino Luxembourg’s agenda of exhibitions and events. Furthermore to the work that the participants are asked to realise during their stay in Luxembourg, they are expected to participate in the activities of Casino Luxembourg on specific occasions to be defined with the Casino team. Their project will be exhibited over a period of two months at the end of the residency and documented in a publication.

In it's role as a forum, Casino Luxembourg organises conferences and panel discussions on contemporary art with art theorists, curators, artists etc.