2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz
2018 © Filip Markiewicz

Celebration Factory

Filip Markiewicz

29.09.2018 - 09.12.2018

Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain


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.

Filip Markiewicz

Ed. Konschthal Esch,
text(s) by Max Dax, Filip Markiewicz, Christian Mosar, Clément Minighetti, Marc Wellmann,
graphic design by cropmark.


2022. 160 pp., 140 ills.

16.50 x 23.50 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-5461-3


Filip Markiewicz

Filip Markiewicz
Celebration Factory

Edition Hatje Cantz 
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain 
Kunsthalle Osnabrück
CCA Derry-Londonderry
NN Contemporary Art, Northampton 

graphic design by Laurent Daubach designbureau,
text(s) by Catherine Hemelryk, Enrico Lunghi, Filip Markiewicz,

Katrin Michaels, Kevin Muhlen, Oskar Schlemmer,
C. Raman Schlemmer, Marc Wellmann


2020. 224 pp., 100 ills.


23.00 x 28.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4779-0


Untitled Surface soloshow

curator : Petra Boonstra

Concordia | Enschede

29.09.2019 - 05.01.2020


Postcard Reloaded groupshow

curator: Sebastian C. Strenger | Europäischer Kunstverein 

artists : H.P. Adamski | Eugenio Ampudia | Carl André | Axel Anklam | John Armleder | Christian Awe | Elvira Bach | Frank Badur | Anne Berning | Joseph Beuys | Norbert Bisky | Armin Boehm | Emmanuel Bornstein | Madeleine Boschan | Thorsten Brinkmann | Bazon Brock | Werner Büttner | Jonas Burgert | James Lee Byars | Alexander Calder | Henri Cartier-Bresson | Giuseppe Chiari | Anthony Cragg | Hanne Darboven | Sven Drühl | Franz Eggenschwiler | Slawomir Elsner | Eva & Adele | Valérie Favre | Lili Fischer | Pius Fox | Adolf Frohner | Gilbert & George | Monika Grzymala | Katharina Grosse | Jonas Hafner | Eckart Hahn | Al Hansen | Richard Hamilton | Hermann Hesse | Benedikt Hipp | Tilman Hornig | Friedensreich Hundertwasser | Dorothy Iannone | Horst Janssen | Ray Johnson | Allen Jones | Martin Kippenberger | Jürgen Klauke | Gustav Kluge | Alison Knowles | Jiří Kolář | Karsten Konrad | Karl Korab | Alexei Kostroma | Brigitte Kowanz | Cyrill Lachauer | Sol Lewitt | Werner Liebmann | Lucebert | Richard Long | Stephanie Lüning | Constantin Luser | Matthias Mansen | Filip Markiewicz | Jonathan Meese | Harald Metzkes | Jonathan Monk | Stefan Moses | Robert Muntean | Frank Nitsche | Oswald Oberhuber | Albert Oehlen | Justine Otto | Christian Perdix | Sigmar Polke | Mel Ramos | Rebecca Raue | Gerhard Richter | Eun Nim Ro | Rolf Rose | Dieter Roth | Rainer Ruthenbeck | Takako Saito | Matthias Schamp | Eva Schlegel | Erik Schmidt | Claudia Splitt | Wayne Thiebaud | Endre Tóth | Günther Uecker | Tomi Ungerer | Joep van Liefland | Wolf Vostell | Peter Weibel | Lawrence Weiner | Erwin Wurm | Bernd Zimmer | Heimo Zobernig | Sahar Zukerman

Kunstraum | Potsdam

17.10 - 18.11.2019


On recommence à zéro duoshow

artists : Emmanuel Régent & Filip Markiewicz

Aperto | Montpellier 

21.06 - 11.07.2019


Celebration Factory (part III) soloshow


curators: Catherine Hemelryk, Kevin Muhlen, Julia Draganovic


CCA | Derry Londonderry


23.03 - 11.05.2019


Rewind groupshow


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


Stadtgalerie Kiel 


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