Café-Crème asbl Luxembourg

Café-Crème asbl is a Luxembourg not-for profit association founded in 1984 according to national law. Directors are Paul diFelice and Pierre Stiwer. The association manages the European Month of Photography festival in Luxembourg.

Recognized as a of public interest, Café-Crème asbl is subsidized by  the Ministry of Culture since 2006. For more than 10 years (1984 – 1997), Café-Crème has published an art magazine with a particular focus on photography distributed internationally, in Europe as well as in the United States. Café-Crème has organized numerous exhibitions in the most renowned museums and art spaces in Luxembourg and published books and catalogues in relation to photography. In 1997 the Casino, Forum d’Art Contemporain hosted the first important show on contemporary photography: “The 90s – A Family of Man?” curated by the founders Paul di Felice and Pierre Stiwer. More recently, in 2009, the Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean ( MUDAM ) showed “Mutations II” (an European Month of photography project) , focusing on the interaction of photography and video.The exhibition space CarréRotondes hosted the third version, “Mutations III” ( 2011 ) dealing with the impact of the Internet on photography. There is a regular collaboration between our association and the Musée national d’histoire et d’art as well as the CCRn Abbaye Neumünster over the last years. We also want to stress the privileged ties that connect us to the Galerie Nei Liicht in Dudelange; they reach back to the 1980s. With the help of the Centre culturel français, the association organized in 2000, 2002 and 2004 the Semaines européennes de l’image in Luxembourg together with its French and European partners. Moreover, Café-Crème has organized many exhibitions for private enterprises or assists them with the necessary expertise to host exhibitions dedicated to photography or visual arts on their premises ( Arendt & Medernach, BGL-Fortis, Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat ). Since 2005, the association has joined the European Month of photography group ( EmoP ) representing the institutions dealing with photography of 8 European capitals ( Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna. ) The European Month of Photography Luxembourg events are sponsored by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture as well as by the City of Luxembourg mainly and is organised in collaboration with all major state institutions like the CNA ( Centre national de l’audiovisuel), the National Library, the National Archives as well as the city of Clervaux and Dudelange.


Café-Crème asbl to participate in Luxembourg art week

Emop Luxembourg representative Café-Crème asbl has accepted an invitation by the Art week Luxembourg founders to represent EMOP for this second edition which will take place from November 9-13th 2016 at the Halle Victor Hugo (Luxembourg / Limpertsberg)
The first edition of Luxembourg Art Week has been a huge success with more than 7000 visitors in 6 days. Luxembourg Art Week is a contemporary art exhibition, which offers an extensive overview of contemporary art from Luxembourg and its neighbouring co...

New corporate identity adopted

An important aspect on the agenda of the most recent meeting with our partners of the EMoP (European Month of Photography) last week in Bratislava in the Central European House of Photography, was a strategic one. We were seeking for a better harmonization of  the communication strategies of eight cities hosting a festival on photography. The proposals made by Naroska Design have been adopted by all cities. Thus, in September Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna will adopt a similar design for posters, ...

Openings in Luxembourg

Near all members of the Emop network showed up in Luxembourg during the opening week from April 22 to 25th.( see all venues ) On this picture, the group visits the Mudam exhibition of Memory Lab: photography challenges History part one. On this picture Christophe Gallois of mudam ( left ) gives some explanations to group members and invited artists.Thomas Licek from Vienna takes some pictures in the background, former MEP Paris representative Barbara Wollfer, Adrian Paci, Musa Vienna curator Gunda Achlei...

All about EMOP Luxembourg 2015

Be informed about the ongoing exhibitions of the European Month of Photography in Luxembourg. Until End of May for most exhibitions; some until July and even September.

The European Month of Photography in Luxembourg had its official opening on April 22 and April 25 with five major venues. On April 22, the EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY ARENDT AWARD was awarded to Tatiana Lecomte the winner of the short list (Marcell Esterházy, Tatiana Lecomte, Andreas Mühe, Borut Peterlin, Lina Scheynius). On April 23nd, MNHA (Musée national d’Histoire et d’Art) went public with a major exhibition ( 9 artists from the Memory Lab selection, Antoine d’Agata, Bettina Rheims, Silvio Galassi, Andreas Mühe, Vee Speers, Adrien Pezennec, Lina Scheynius, Erwin Olaf, Gábor Gerhes); Cercle Cité on 24th – the most central location possible – with works by Attila Floszman, Tatiana Lecomte, Henning Rogge, Tania Boukal, Sarah Schoenfeld, and Jonathan Olley.