The exhibition Capricci (Possibilities of other worlds) aims to represent the world around us in unusual ways, using reinvented geography maps and everyday objects or figures.

The spaces of the Casino Luxembourg turn into so many little curio galleries, where bizarre maps of the world and uncanny town maps coexist with easy chairs, a piano, a bed, travelling cases, a strangely familiar-looking washing machine… The artistic transformations can have critical, political or poetic undertones and create surrealist atmospheres that destabilize the viewer's sense of reality. The word 'capriccio', today confined to the sphere of music, is borrowed from the Baroque universe, where its use extended to describe pictorial, sculptural and poetic creations.

Artists: Alighiero Boetti, Wim Delvoye, Seamus Farrell, Sylvie Fleury, Mona Hatoum, Haïdée Henry, Zuzanna Janin, Ryan Johnson, Anne Marie Jugnet & Alain Clairet, Suchan Kinoshita, Joseph Koshut, Stephen Marsden, Anita Molinero, Florent Morellet, Gabriel Orozco, Sergey Shekhovtsov, Enzo Umbaca, Luca Vitone, Liu Wei.

7 July 2007 - 2 September 2007

L - Casino Luxembourg Forum d'Art Contemporain
41 rue Notre-Dame, Luxembourg-Ville
info : +352 22 50 45



Facebook Twitter Reddit Share
envelope culture

Did you like our article? English newsletter here

Sign up for newsletter

  • 0 subscribers
  • In accordance with the law from August 29, 1997, relating to the protection of personal data (consolidated text, Journal of Laws, 2002, no. 101, Item 926), I am hereby giving my formal consent to the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, located at 25 Mokotowska Street in Warsaw (00-560), to process my personal data.
  • Email Marketingby GetResponse
Zobacz także:
Cover of Erazm Ciołek's book Stop kontrola (Stop, Inspection), 1981, photo courtesy of Kraków Photomonth

This simple, inconspicuous book is a record of the seminal strike at the Gdańsk Shipyard and a photographic document of the era, published during the short period of liberalisation of the Communist regime that followed the signing of the 1980 Gdańsk Agreement.Read more »

Borys Szyc as Tadeusz Kantor. Photo: Adam Golec

Shooting for a new biographical film about Tadeusz Kantor began on 24th July 2015 in Kraków. The premiere is planned for April 2016. Read more »

Untitled (Ivy Mike) by Piotr Uklański, 2010. Photo: Nahmad Contemporary

Nahmad Contemporary presents Piotr Uklański: Collages at their 980 Madison Avenue gallery in Manhattan NY, on view from 22nd September to 28th October 2015. The exhibition will present a survey of works from Uklański’s torn paper collage series, spanning from 2003 to the present day. Read more »


980 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, United States

Read more »
Photo: Marzena Hmielewicz/Adventure Pictures

The record low water level of the Vistula this year unveiled a whole depot's worth of objects and artefacts, many of which had remained hidden under the surface for centuries. The biggest and most surprising finds point toward a sensational story of war booty dating back to 17th century – and a possible contemporary diplomatic controversy. Read more »

Zandari - plakat

Thanks to the initiative of Culture.pl, for the second time Polish bands under the brand "Don't Panic! We're From Poland" will take part in the Zandari Festa - South Korea's largest music showcase festival held in Seoul. This time, Polish musicians will also debut at the music industry conference MU:CON. Read more »