The urban and historical context
The Konschthal Esch is a contemporary art space that was created in 2021 as a prologue to Esch2022, European Capital of Culture. It is located in Esch-sur-Alzette southern Luxembourg, close to the French border. This new, internationally renowned institution is dedicated to the multitudinous forms of contemporary art. Alternating between monographic and thematic exhibitions, the Konschthal Esch is also a platform for creation and exchange, fostering dialogue with the latest in contemporary art with a special focus on immersive museum presentations and mediation programmes designed to promote the active involvement of the public.
In addition to presenting internationally renowned artists, the Konschthal provides exhibition opportunities for emerging artists and today’s artistic practices while focusing on the production of new works and documenting exhibitions by publishing catalogues.
Initially, the Konschthal will also play an important role in a socio-cultural and local context, promoting dialogue between generations and becoming a place of exchanges where history, the present and the future are part of the programme.
The Building: a unique rugged place, a far cry from the White Cube
With a surface area of nearly 2400 m2 over 4 levels, this space is a far cry from a classic white cube: along with concrete slabs and metal beams, the raw weight-bearing elements and structures endow it with a uniquely distinct character.