Café-Crème asbl is a Luxembourg not-for profit association founded in 1984 . Directors are Paul diFelice and Pierre Stiwer. The association manages the European Month of Photography festival in Luxembourg since 2006.
Recognized as of public interest, Café-Crème asbl is funded regularly 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 chosen Museum bookstores 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 on photography. In 1997 the Casino Luxembourg Art Forum 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 within the framework of the European Month of photography, the association has curated major photo-shows at Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean ( MUDAM ) , 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. Privileged ties that reach back to the 80s connect us to the city gallery Nei Liicht in Dudelange forerunners in promoting image based art in Luxembourg. 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 funded by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture as well as by the City of Luxembourg mainly and is organised in collaboration with all major state museums and institutions. Outside the capital, the CNA ( Centre national de l’audiovisuel) in Dudelange, a well as the cities of Clervaux and Ettelbruck host also major photo events. The 9th edition of the festival took place in May/June 2023.