Centre Jean XXIII, 52, rue Jules Wilhelm, Luxembourg (2728) - plan d'accès
Visite guidée en français par le Prof. Dr. Dr. Jean Ehret, directeur de la Luxembourg School of Religion & Society.
Maxim Kantor is the "artist in residence" of the LSRS (2019-2022). He participates actively in the life of the research lab; he gives lectures, and offers his contribution to international conferences. Above all, he creates religious art in relationship with the times we experience.
Considering himself as a Christian humanist, he writes about his art: "[…] in days of trouble, when it is necessary to concentrate faith and gather the will – on such days art wakes up. Art was created to protect; to become a support for a tired will; to help not to be afraid of trouble. Art asserts the law of harmony – and harmony is, first of all, justice. Art gives genuine names to things, and discards false names that have been assigned to things by mistake. Art exists to clarify the world, which evil seeks to obscure. Strictly speaking, art is a concentrated resistance to non-existence."
During the pandemic, Kantor created the “Chapel of the Resurrection”: 7 paintings, with their predellas, showing saints struggling with God and searching for God, creating a space where the divine presence is not “realized” in art, but can be experienced by those who open up to it during the celebration, the visit, the meeting…
The Chapel can be visited generally from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM, and by appointment (+352 43 60 51, firstname.lastname@example.org).
During the Academic year 2022/3 the LSRS will organize several events linked to the art of Maxim Kantor and the Chapel of the Resurrection.
Visuel : Maxim Kantor - Three Marys - (c) Centre Jean XXIII
A drink will be offered at the end of the visit.
Elvire Geiben will welcome the Amis des Musées for this visit.
VERY IMPORTANT : Participation to the activities proposed by the Amis des Musées is essentially reserved to the members of the association.