The festival not only offers you music but also the opportunity to discover two exhibitions.
by Sarah Schleich
SixDeux, a reference to the morning working hours, is the title of Sarah Schleich’s exhibition, which revolves around the theme of the worker. The artist, whose father was himself a worker at the Arbed steelworks for many years, wishes to pay tribute to this profession, which is often considered a pejorative one. Referring to the legendary Hermes Square, which originated in the training handkerchiefs worn by soldiers throughout Europe at the end of the 19th century, the artist wishes to emphasize the differences and parallels between the bourgeois world and the common people. The valorization and especially the change of point of view on a social class which is often still disadvantaged, that is what Sarah Schleich encourages to live through her works in this exhibition.
The exhibition can be visited in the former miner’s locker room “Salle des Pendus” in Lasauvage and is open on the day of the festival until midnight.
The exhibition is also open between June 30 and September 11 every weekend from 10 am to 6 pm.
KONSCHT AM MINETT
Konscht am Minett is an exhibition that brings together several dozen artists from the region every year. Over the past fourteen years, more than one hundred artists have participated in this leading event in the region. This year, about 50 of them will present their photographs, paintings, drawings and sculptures.
A grand closing party with concerts and an art market, where artists will have booths, is planned for Sunday, July 10, starting at 14h00.
The exhibition can be visited in the Paul Wurth Hall at the Fond-de-Gras and is open on the day of the festival until 03h00.
The exhibition is also open between June 30 and July 10 every day from 15h00 to 19h00.
If the two exhibitions are not enough for you, you can also discover the two museums also open during the festival.
MUSÉE EUGÈNE PESCH
The Eugène Pesch Museum (named after a collector from Differdange) is located in an old building of the mine shaft. You can admire a very nice collection of fossils and minerals. A reconstruction of a mining gallery evokes the difficult working conditions of the miners at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Lasauvage Museological Space is housed in a former priory that belonged to the Count of Saintignon, master of the Lasauvage forges and an important industrialist of Longwy. This beautiful museum space is dedicated to the history of the village of Lasauvage, and to a group of young Luxembourgers who, in order to avoid having to wear the Wehrmacht uniform during the Second World War, hid in a mine near Niederkorn (Differdange).
The Victor Binck grocery store was originally located in the town of Differdange, open from 1919 until the 1980s. The wide range of products on offer reflects the diversity of its clientele, which included both workers and executives. Among the drawers for foodstuffs sold in bulk, the one reserved for polenta (corn flour) should be noted: it testifies to the very important presence of Italian immigrants who came to work in the mines and factories of the Luxembourg mining basin.