The Group Exhibition “World Airport” will be open to the public on 7 March 2019 at MUDAM Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Museum of Contemporary Art.
Produced originally for the 1999 Venice Biennale and presented in 2000 at The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Thomas Hirschhorn’s installation Flugplatz Welt/World Airport occupies at Mudam an entire gallery space. Over an area of more than 400 square meters, the Swiss artist installed an incredible number of objects reminiscent of an airport.
One finds not only the runway, the planes in the colors of various airlines, the control tower, and the typical neon airport lighting: Hirschhorn also adds numerous other elements, such as gigantic silver spoons, altars with known-
The Exhibition presents acts as a tool that fuses the message and creates meaning. Thanks to this, the movement becomes almost an object. According to Einstein’s theory, energy turns into matter. The Show present works by 16 artists from Poland and abroad. The oldest one comes from 1959, the latest from 2017. Works represent different problems, media solutions and symbolic combinations. Mirosław Bałka collides with motionlessness. Of the eight salt circles – the value symbols – it runs only one.
The Exhibition will be part of the permanent collection of the Museum.
“Jikihitsu. The Signature of the Artist. The Presence of Japanese Tradition in Contemporary Polish Art” is an international conference supported by accompanying events (i.a. exhibitions, a theatre play, an artistic performance and workshops) devoted to the subject of current relations and mutual influence of Polish and Japanese culture.
The event is also organized to mark the celebration of the centenary of establishing diplomatic relations between Poland and Japan, and take place on 10-12 June 2019 at Pavilion of the Association of Polish Architects, Foksal 2 in Warsaw, Poland.