Exhibition on the Resistance Square
Francine Mayran : « Témoigner de ces vies ».
The bilingual open-air exhibition will be shown from December 2020 to June 2021 at the Place de la Résistance in Esch/Alzette. It features 30 large-format panels with works by the French artist Francine Mayran. These paintings deal with the memory of the Second World War, the Shoah and the Porajmos, the genocide of the Roma, but also with forced displacement and flight. The sculptural treatment of the paintings takes these subjects out of their context and turns them into universal works that resonate with our society and current events. The exhibition is in French and German.
“The memory of the Holocaust is embodied in her works, both in her paintings and her ceramics. It is through the matter and through the imprints that the artist questions the traces left by the barbarity that dehumanises all of humanity. She questions the position of the witness and the responsibility of men. Her creations are meant to be echoes of all memories, those of Jewish victims of the Holocaust, those of Gypsies, those of resistance fighters…”
This exhibition is viewable on our website as well:
Following health constraints, the laying of the “Stolpersteine” (memory cobbles), scheduled for Esch-sur-Alzette and Schifflange for March 4, has been postponed to Friday, April 23 from 2:30 pm.
Participation in the ceremonies will be by registration via our form or by telephone at 5484 7224, until Wednesday, April 14.
The ceremonies will take place in compliance with the sanitary measures in force and all participants will have a seat. Unfortunately, the number of participants is limited. We will contact those registered one week before the ceremony to confirm their participation and to specify the time and place where to join us. The central ceremony and the laying of the Eschoises stones will be filmed and will then be available for consultation on the website of the National Museum of the Resistance.
|NS-Architektur in Luxemburg & Esch/Alzette
Zoom conference held by Stefan Heinz in German language with YouTube Livestream.
During the Second World War, Luxembourg was de facto annexed to the Third Reich. The Germanization policy of the Nazi occupiers also affected culture and so urbanistic projects were planned for the cities of Luxembourg and Esch/Alzette under the direction of Hubert Ritter. In his presentation, the art historian Stefan Heinz deals with the history of Nazi architecture in Luxembourg.