press release

PAINTINGS FROM THE 1980S AND 1990S
MUDAM COLLECTION
29.09.2018 - 07.04.2019

artists:
Helmut Dorner, Helmut Federle, Günther Förg, Bernard Frize, General Idea, Tina Gillen, Guillermo Kuitca, Jonathan Lasker, Michel Majerus, Albert Oehlen, Fiona Rae, Julian Schnabel, Juan Uslé

curator:
Suzanne Cotter

The Mudam Collection is the most important collection of contemporary art in Luxembourg. Resolutely international in its scope and ambition, the collection's holdings consist of close to 700 works of art in all media by artists from Luxembourg and around the world. The constitution of the collection traces back to the first acquisitions for the museum in the 1990s, the creation of the Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean Foundation in 1998, and the opening of the Museum in 2006. The majority of works in the collection date from 1989 to the present.

Starting in the autumn of 2018, Mudam launches a new cycle unveiling the museum’s collection and its history. This first chapter features a rich selection of paintings from the 1980s and 1990s. It presents the diversity of possibilities offered by the medium in terms of a history of painting.