Design is (not) art

Organized by the Mudam Luxembourg and Luxembourg City, the Design City Luxembourg Biennale opens on 27 April. To produce this festival, curator Anna Loporcaro worked alongside Anouk Wies (Cercle Cité), Elsa and Gilles Gardula (In Progress), Steph Meyers (Rotondes), Nadine Clemens (Design Friends), Hans Fellner (projet #inbetween), Patrizia Luchetta, Jan Glas and Anne Bugugnani (Dzining the Timeline). Joining forces with Luxembourg city, the event seeks to build on the original idea behind the Biennale: presenting various aspects of contemporary design.

Design City 2016 offers a host of events underpinned by the relationship between art and design. The event attempts to address issues surrounding functionality, preciousness, humility, elegance and vulgarity as fully as possible across both public and private spaces. A series of exhibitions will be held: Quiz 2  Based on an idea by Robert Stadler (from February at Mudam), Dzigning the Timeline at LUCA shows how design can be a tool for cross-generational and cross-cultural understanding, meanwhile Local Craft Meets Design at Cercle Cité promotes local creativity and artisanal production and Le Bruit des bonbons at Casino focuses on the importance of memories and thoughtfulness in the face of conflict. Public spaces will become forums for citizens to enjoy visits, workshops and sound installations with events to be held including designer Ruedi Baur’s talk at Mudam.

To finish up, the famous Marché des créateurs (designers’ market) will be held on 21 and 22 May.