Marc Henri Reckinger. Lëtzebuerger Konschtpräis

Fine Arts

This autumn, we'll be paying hommage to the artist Marc Henri Reckinger (1940-2023).

Trained in Brussels, Vienna and Paris, Reckinger was a pioneering force in Luxembourg's art scene. At the end of the 1960s, the art teacher co-founded the two important protest art movements: the Konsdrëffer Scheier, then the Arbeitsgruppe Kunst (1968), subsequently renamed Initiative 69. Driven by a libertarian spirit and an anti-conformist bent, he was among the first to explore forms of expression that were unusual in Luxembourg, such as pop art, hard-edge and conceptual art. Reckinger's humanist ideals and social activism briefly led him into left-wing politics, yet he returned to his artistic practice at the end of the 1970s, exploring a realist approach devoid of frills and artifice. For Reckinger, the message always had to be straightforward, accessible and combative. His works are a cry of rebellion - against social injustice, against capitalism, against the establishment and against art itself. The museum pays hommage to the winner of the Lëtzebuerger Konschtpräis, the visual arts prize awarded by the ministry of Culture every two years, with an exhibition featuring works that illustrate Marc Henri Reckinger's fierce commitment to art and politics. Discover the world of this trailblazer, where art is tirelessly put at the service of the fight. Opening: 10.10.2024, 18:00-20:00

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