Commissioner: Ministry of Culture
Curator: Christophe Gallois, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
Exhibitor: Tina Gillen
Tina Gillen’s FARAWAY SO CLOSE is a large-scale installation presenting a new suite of paintings made especially for the Luxembourg Pavilion. Referencing the Sale d’Armi’s history as a military storage space, Gillen presents canvases on supports inspired by painted film backdrops, “as if the paintings were only there temporarily, waiting to be moved again, rearranged”. Themes such as landscape and dwelling that are recurrent in Gillen’s work accompany more recent pictorial research on the representation of natural phenomena that elude our control as well as “uncertain landscapes” marked by climate and environmental changes brought about by human activities.