Credit: neimënster

The Abbaye de Neumünster (neimënster) in Luxembourg-Grund is hosting its traditional open day on Sunday 19 May 2024 from 11:00.

Taking into account the negative impact of the past few (pandemic) years on social connections, the organisers expressed their wish to develop and explore new modes of interaction between art, culture and communities. In December 2023, neimënster launched a call for applications for a two-week research residency which aimed to rethink the connection between art and audiences. Artists were encouraged to break away from usual and traditional frameworks and to propose innovative and fun ways to engage the public and to share emotions, sensations and reflections of their creations.

The following five artists were selected for this research residency: Angela Aguilera, Gilles Muller, Laurent Peckels, Marianne Villière and Julie Wagener. After this two-week residency, three projects will receive a production budget and will be presented alongside the works of previously hosted artists. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 April 2024.

At the end of this first residency, the selected artists will meet members of the public and present their work at the neimënster open day on 19 May.

Participating artists: Angela Aguilera (multisensory music); Massoud Bakhshi (cinema/literature); Bantou Kingz (music); Sébastien Fevry (poetry/literature) • Eran Har Even (music); Anne-Mareike Hess (immersive experience); Hisae Ikenaga (visual arts); Santiago Moreno (stage/theatre); Gilles Muller (pictorial architecture); Laurent Peckels (rhythmic experience); Stéphane Roy (visual arts); She Goat (stage/theatre); Cléo Totti (multidisciplinary); Marianne Villière (multidisciplinary); Julie Wagener (multidisciplinary).

Since its creation in 2004, the neimënster site has welcomed more than 10,000 artists into its accommodation and creation spaces. The venue has hosted shows, exhibitions, conferences, concerts, youth programmes and artist residencies, with the aim of bringing together all audiences around its committed projects.

Invited to work for a few days, weeks or months on-site, the artists in residence will open the doors of their workshops during the traditional open day to show the public a preview of their ongoing works.

Admission is free and some creative surprises await visitors.