Thursday, 17 March 2011

Opening of the Braco Dimitrijevic exhibition in Luxembourg

Braco Dimitrijevic, one of the pioneers of conceptual art. He has participated in major group shows such as the Kassel Documenta 5. Documenta 6, Documenta 9, several times at the Venice Biennale. Dimitrijevic gained an international reputation in the seventies with his Casual passer-by series, in which gigantic photo portraits of anonymous people were displayed on prominent facades and billboards in European and American cities. The artist also mimicked other ways of glorifying important persons by building monuments to passers-by and installing memorial plaques in honour of anonymous citizens. 
The Museum of Art and History in Luxembourg ( MNHA ) has been partner of the European Month of Photography for 6 years now. The Museum hosts two more exhibitions on photography: Memories of ancient Egypt ( Travel photography of the 19th century: Dan Kyram collection, Jerusalem ) and an Edward Steichen exhibition ( collection of the Museum )