Laura Boxberg to join roundtable on exchanges in the cultural and artistic scene in Luxembourg and beyond

Nov 6, 2023 | Events


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

This panel discussion is organised in the context of Cercle Cité’s current exhibition Hors-d’œuvre and in close collaboration with Luxembourg Art Week.

Artistic and curatorial practices are on the one hand, situated in and specific to a site and region, and on the other hand, their aim is to transgress borders and norms, often through collaborative approaches, exchanges, and networking.

The conversation will focus on how the notions of geographical, linguistic, and cultural proximity in Europe and more specifically in the Greater Region* influence artistic and cultural work.

Furthermore, the gradual shift of interest from the historically established art centres to emerging cultural destinations sheds light on the development of the Luxembourgish art scene within the Greater Region.

Laura Boxberg will speak about the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, which creates connections and work opportunities for culture and art professionals between Finland and the Benelux region.

Bea de Visser, currently exhibiting in the group exhibition Hors-d’œuvre at Cercle Cité, will discuss her own artistic work and how the regional scene in which she operates has changed over the course of her career.

Finally, Caroline von Reden will speak about her vision of Luxembourg as a cultural destination.

*The Greater Region refers to the territories Lorraine in the French region Grand Est, Wallonia, the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and Ostbelgien in Belgium, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany as well as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.


Practical Info

Date & Time: Sunday, 12 November 2023, 14:00-15:00
In collaboration with Cercle Cité
Location: Art Talks, Luxembourg Art Week, Place du Glacis L-1628 Luxembourg
Language: English
Tickets: Free entry and without registration, upon presentation of a Luxembourg Art Week ticket

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.


Photo: Bea de Visser, Blowup, 2002, Courtesy of the artist and LIMA

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