ART TALK: Centre / Periphery / Proximity: Exchanges in the cultural and artistic scene of the Greater Region

Jan 22, 2024 | Video

You can now watch the panel discussion Centre / Periphery / Proximity: Exchanges in the cultural and artistic scene of the Greater Region and beyond.

Our Director, Laura Boxberg participated in the roundtable organised in the context of Cercle Cité’s exhibition Hors-d’œuvre that ran until 21 January 2024. The discussion explores how the notions of geographical, linguistic, and cultural proximity in Europe influence artistic and cultural work. The event took place in collaboration with Luxembourg Art Week.

Moderator: Anastasia Chaguidouline (Artistic director, Cercle Cité)
Guest Speakers:
Laura Boxberg (Director, Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux)
Bea de Visser (Artist, The Netherlands)
Caroline von Reden (Director, Luxembourg Art Week)

About the Speakers

Anastasia Chaguidouline

Artistic director of Cercle Cité and a curator based in Luxembourg. She has been responsible for cultural programming at Casino Luxembourg and assistant curator at the Tinguely Museum in Basel. She has curated multiple exhibitions in Zurich and Luxembourg and her contributions have been published in catalogues, newspapers and magazines in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The Cercle Cité is an important venue in Luxembourg’s cultural life, located in the heart of Luxembourg City. An accessible space that offers much to discover through its cultural programme: from concerts and lectures to film screenings, performances and exhibitions. Its exhibition space, the Ratskeller, hosts a selection of local and international contemporary art exhibitions by emerging and well-known artists.

Bea de Visser

Recognised for her film art, installation work and sound performances. Her work can best be described as a digital media-based practice – from the perspective of a painter and storyteller who looks at the world through different lenses. Bea de Visser attended the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (1993-1995). With her installation work, she has been invited to international exhibitions in museums, art spaces, and galleries, including MoMA New York, National Museum Prague, and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Bea de Visser leads to date the independent studio Anotherfilm that nowadays works as a platform for scenario and film development. Bea de Visser is a lecturer and researcher at the University of the Arts Utrecht at the departments of Audio Visual Media and Writing for Performance.

Laura Boxberg

Director of the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. She joined the institute in 2021 from the contemporary arts advocate Frame Contemporary Art Finland, where she worked as the Head of Communications. Her previous experiences include curatorial work within the museums sector, working within the field of communications, as well as research at the University of Turku (Finland).The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux creates connections and work opportunities for culture and art professionals between Finland and the Benelux region, and promote the visibility of Finnish art in the Benelux countries. The Institute’s office is located in Brussels. The activities of the Institute are funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland.


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