29.09.2018 - 09.12.2018
Curators : Catherine Hemelryk & Kevin Muhlen
Celebration Factory is the product of a Europe in flux and marked by deep crises, but it is also an artistic response to this new sociopolitical paradigm. It does not intend to denounce the system or develop a form of political activism, but rather proposes an almost surrealist language that brings together various modes of expression: visual arts, performance, music, debate, celebration.
Celebration Factory aims to find a fluid and artistic language in accordance with our society in perpe- tual motion. In fact, the Polish philosopher Zygmunt Bauman talks about a “liquid modernity” where the individual is in the centre. Nothing is fixed, the neo- liberal world teaches us a new way of conceiving our existence. The aim of Celebration Factory is to try to represent this aspect of our society through the form of entertainment: party and celebration become the vehicles of an awareness, a questioning of the system that surrounds us or a resistance to the reign of fear.
Celebration Factory evolves – in a way migrates – through time and space and functions as an experimental and artistic laboratory. This migration partly reflects the biography of the artist: born in Luxembourg of Polish origin, Filip Markiewicz today lives in Hamburg. The fact that his project was initiated in 2016 at NN Contemporary Art in Northampton is not a coincidence since Northampton looks back at a large Polish diaspora. From Northampton the project has now travelled to Casino Luxembourg, back to the country that saw Markiewicz grow up.
This second edition of the project shows new productions that the artist has realised during 2018 but also includes a specific program of performances, concerts, conferences and other interventions that come to integrate and complement Celebration Factory. One of the highlights is undoubtedly Filip Markiewicz’s performance, FAKE BETTER – Because a painting breathes when you look at it, but it dies when you photograph it ... – a reworked and shortened version of Fake Fiction, presented at the Theater Basel in June 2017. The performance is based on texts from Oskar Schlemmer’s diary with the choreographer Tania Soubry, dancer and singer Edsun and actor Luc Schiltz. The performance is kindly supported by Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg.
A publication is in preparation with the support of AEROPLASTICS, Brussels, and C+N Canepaneri, Milan. Its release is scheduled for automn 2019.
Celebration Factory (part III) soloshow
curators: Catherine Hemelryk, Kevin Muhlen, Julia Draganovic
CCA | Derry Londonderry
23.03 - 11.05.2019
artists: Elizabeth Aro, Stefano Cagol, Louise Guerra, Danica Lundy, Filip Markiewicz, Theo Mercier, Andrea Salvino, Traslochi Emotivi, Arseny Zhyliaev
C+N Canepaneri | Milano
08.01 - 15.02.2019
Are you satisfied? Aktuelle Kunst und Revolution groupshow
artists: Julius von Bismarck, Lars Breuer, Julia Bünnagel, Yvon Chabrowski, Famed, Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica, Filip Markiewicz, Julian Röder, Luise Schröder, Javier Téllez, Steffen Zillig
29.09 - 25.11.2018
Un autre monde est possible groupshow
artists: Simone Decker, Serge Ecker, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Marco Godinho, Andrés Lejona, Filip Markiewicz, Franck Miltgen, Eric Schumacher, Roger Wagner
curator : Martine Feipel
Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery | Luxembourg
08.11 - 22.12.2018
Filip Markiewicz - visual artist, writer & composer, film and theater director