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Published on Monday, 27 June 2016

Paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings and prints by 28 Luxembourgish and international artists have been on display at “Galerie l’Indépendance” at the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) in Luxembourg City since last Saturday, 25 June. The exhibition “Art2Cure” was officially opened by the CEO of BIL, Hugues Delcourt, the President of the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Rainer Klump, and the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), Prof. Rudi Balling, during a sneak preview for invited guests.

The artists’ works are available for purchase by visitors of the exhibition. The lion’s share of the proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s research in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. “After the resounding success of the first Art2Cure exhibition last year, when we collected around 30,000 euros, we are very proud of the increasing number of artists and works and are hoping for numerous visitors this year,” explained Rudi Balling. “As a socially responsible bank and a fervent supporter of the arts, BIL is proud to host the innovative Art2Cure project and to support the fight against neurodegenerative diseases,” added Hugues Delcourt.

The organisers of the exhibition are doctor and art enthusiast Dr Gilles Weidig, and Dr Philippe Lamesch from the LCSB. “I am a scientist and an artist,” said Philippe Lamesch, in charge of fundraising at the LCSB: “It was important for Gilles Weidig and me to organise an event that combines art and science. We wanted to further raise the profile of research undertaken at the University of Luxembourg.” Another aim of the organisers and artists is to support research into neuro-degenerative diseases.

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Exhibition information

  • The Art2Cure exhibition is open to the public until 9 September (Monday to Friday) from 8.00 to 18.00 the “Galerie l’Indépendance”, 69, route d’Esch, L-1470 Luxembourg.
  • Works of art by the following artists are on display and available for purchase: Jhemp Bastin, Fernand Bertemes, Sandra Biewers, Michel Bresson, Etienne Cail, Christian Frantzen, Danielle Grosbusch, Miikka Heinonen, Belen Irazola, Thomas Iser, Théid Johanns, Frank Jons, Philippe Lamesch, Sandra Lieners, Isabelle Lutz, François Nugues, Jo Peters Martine Pinnel, Roland Quetsch, Sergio Sardelli, Sarah Schleich, Stick, Sumo, Nico Thurm, ToiToi, Joachim van der Vlugt, Wouter van der Vlugt and Etienne Viard.

Stay up to date on this art exhibition with the Art2Cure Facebook page.