Four cities from three countries in the Greater Region – Luxembourg, Metz, Saarbrücken and Trier – form the QuattroPole city network. As one of the cross-border projects, the Art Prize Robert Schuman connects the art scenes of those cities every second year and highlights current tendencies in artistic creation, as well as the different participants and their projects.
The Art Scene in Metz
Multidisciplinary, lively, young and collaborative, the artistic scene in Metz is diverse, rich and flourishing. At the heart of the city's project and its urban area, art and culture benefit from a particularly fertile open territorial context. For the Art Prize Robert Schuman, the choice has been made for several years to propose emerging artists educated at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine, which, through its numerous educational, artistic and cultural partnerships, contributes to the vitality of the contemporary art scene.
Text by Célia Charvet
The Art Scene in Luxembourg
In recent decades, Luxembourg's artistic landscape has experienced a period of rapid change. Luxembourg City has been European Capital of Culture twice (1995 and 2007), which has been accompanied by the creation of new performing arts institutions and also, in general, by an internationalisation and emancipation of the Luxembourg art scene. The growth of these new central and regional cultural structures (museums, institutions, galleries, etc.) has increased the offer and testifies to a great diversity of artistic media and practices.
Text by Julie Reuter
The Art Scene in Saarbrücken
Culture in Saarbrücken is shaped by a wide variety of players. The artists and creative professionals from different generations are very important for the self-image of the city. In addition to the museums, galleries, music and art academies and theatres, off-spaces are well represented and the independent scene is highly active. Renowned, cross-regional festivals take place every year. Saarbrücken and also the Saarland are particularly characterised by the fact that all those who have spent a long time here remain connected to the border region. Even if they seek their fortune elsewhere, they always come back.
Text by Katharina Ritter
The Art Scene in Trier
The venues for contemporary art in the city of Trier are manifold. Contemporary interventions are regularly held at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, the Museum am Dom or the Stadtmuseum Simeonstift. Exhibitions are held continuously at the Kunsthalle Trier, the Association for Fine Arts (Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst), the Art Association Young Art (Kunstverein Junge Kunst) and the Kunstetage of the Tufa Tuchfabrik. The University of Trier, the Trier University of Applied Sciences and the European Academy of Art also provide further impulses and professional discourse.
Text by Simon Santschi