HRH Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg Inaugurates the  Luxembourg Pavilion in Venice.

On the afternoon of Thursday, April 21, 2022, Her Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg accompanied by the Luxembourg Minister of Culture, Ms. Sam Tanson, inaugurated the Luxembourg pavilion at the 59th Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.

The Hereditary Grand Duchess officially opened artist Ms. Tina Gillen’s Faraway So Close. According to a press release:

“Faraway So Close is a large-scale installation presenting a new suite of paintings made especially for the Luxembourg pavilion. Referencing the Sale d’Armi’s history as a military storage space Gillen presents canvases on supports inspired by painted film backdrops, ‘…as if the paintings were only there temporarily, waiting to be moved again, rearranged…’ Themes such as landscape and dwelling that are recurrent in Gillen’s work accompany more recent pictorial research on the representation of natural phenomena that elude our control as well as ‘uncertain landscapes’ marked by climate and environmental changes brought about by human activities.”

Photos courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale/R.Banfi