Summer of ’69

▸ 27/11 – 22/05/22 ▸ Villa Vauban ▸ www.villavauban.lu

The Luxembourg protest movement of the 1960s, which was associated with the Initiative 69 group, helped to emancipate the Luxembourg art scene, which was tied up, at the time, in the École de Paris. Pop art, conceptual art, new realism, land art and even body art paved the way for an underlying trend that replaced abstraction as the ‘universal language of art’. Painter and feminist Berthe Lutgen and painter and silk-screen printer Misch Da Leiden organised a “non-affirmative and cooperative” exhibition of contemporary art in Luxembourg in 1969. The Summer of ’69 exhibition is based on this event and showcases a selection of works by these two major artists who belonged to this movement, tracing its evolution right through to the present day. Although they have both chosen different paths, their art has retained its subversive force and sense of rebellion.

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AUTEUR: JEAN-MARC STREIT — PHOTO: LES 2 MUSÉES DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG