Venice - National Participation

Luxembourg 2017

Ca’ del Duca 3052, Corte del Duca Sforza, San Marco

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

Mike Bourscheid represents Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition “Thank You So Much for the Flowers”.

With self-effacing playfulness, Mike Bourscheid’s costumes, altered domestic objects, musical pieces and performances recount cryptic stories about gender identification, familial inheritance and cultural history. Always, Bourscheid’s work seeks to transform traditional understandings of art’s role in our daily lives, from our loves to our routine work.

Mike Bourscheid often uses performance and sculpture to interweave stereotypes of masculine and feminine labor. Here, the Luxembourg pavilion provides a uniquely hospitable atmosphere for this intimate approach. Each of the pavilion’s five rooms unfolds its own enigmatic narrative. Upon entering the pavilion, viewers will pass through a long corridor lined with birch panels and antique wooden cookie molds – a preface to multiple curious tangles of familial and social custom.

  • Luxembourg Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017 Luxembourg Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2017

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Curators

Kevin Muhlen

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Performance, Mike Bourscheid, Thank you so much for the flowers

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Contacts & Details

COMMISSIONER:
The Ministry Of Culture of Luxembourg

ADMISSION:
Biennale Ticket