Galerie Clairefontaine -
Espace 2

Espace1: 7, Place de Clairefontaine , L-1341 Luxembourg
Espace2: 21, rue du St-Esprit , L-1475 Luxembourg
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François Besch
Von Glückspilzen und anderen Lichtwelten

21.03.13 – 27.04.13

The “Amanita muscaria”, commonly called “fly agaric”, although the most poisonous of mushrooms, is also said to be a lucky charm. For the artist François Besch, fungi are very special organisms. Neither plant nor animal, they represent a particular, specific form of existence: mysterious witnesses of the diversity and power of nature. Thus François Besch set out to roam the woods in search of forest mushrooms from the late summer to the early winter in 2012. He discovered many different species and portrayed them on the spot as “naturally grown sculptures, almost perfect works of art, who most of us, even those who are familiar with the woods because of their daily jogging activities, simply overlook”.

The exhibition “Lucky Charms and Other Light Worlds” at Galerie Clairefontaine showcases these fascinating gems of nature. The exhibition also gives insight in François Besch’s more recent work with landscape and nature images emphasizing the contrast between light and shadow, and the viewer is offered a  first glimpse of the new series “Cybercities”.