Ca’ del Duca, Corte del Duca Sforza. San Marco 3052
Venezia VE

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La Biennale di Venezia | Lussemburgo : Mike Bourscheid— Thank you so much for the flowers
Thank you so much for the flowers, 2017. Copyright Mike Bourscheid. Production photo 2017.

la biennale di venezia | luxembourg pavilion

mike bourscheid —
thank you so much for the flowers

Curator: Kevin Muhlen
Assistant curator: Stilbé Schroeder
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg
Organizer: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain

OpeningThursday 11 May 2017 from 6.30 p.m. until 9.30 p.m.
Performance, Mike Bourscheid, Thank you so much for the flowers, from 6.30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Afternoon partyFriday 12 May 2017 from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
DJ Ultramoodem on 11 and 12 May 2017.

Luxembourg Pavilion | Ca’ del Duca

Corte del Duca Sforza. San Marco 3052, Venezia.
Mike Bourscheid (b. in Luxembourg, lives and works in Vancouver, Canada)
has been selected to represent Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition –
La Biennale di Venezia with the exhibition Thank you so much for the flowers.


Nadine Clemens


Mike Bourscheid – Thank you so much for the flowersWith self-effacing playfulness, Mike Bourscheid’s costumes, altered domestic objects, musical pieces and performances recount cryptic stories about gender identification, familial inheritance and cultural history. Always, Bourscheid’s work seeks to transform conservative understandings of art’s role in our daily lives, from our loves to our daily work.

Raised in southern Luxembourg by a seamstress mother and a welder father, Mike Bourscheid often uses performance and sculpture to interweave stereotypes of masculine and feminine labor. Here, the Luxembourg pavilion provides a uniquely hospitable atmosphere for this intimate approach. Each of the pavilion’s five rooms unfolds its own enigmatic narrative. Upon entering the pavilion, viewers will pass through a long corridor lined with birch panels and antique wooden cookie molds – a preface to multiple curious tangles of familial and social custom.


The official representation of Luxembourg at the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is financed by the Ministry of Culture, Luxembourg. The coordination of the project is under the auspices of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d‘art contemporain.

With the support of: Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte – Fonds stART-up; SJL Jimenez Lunz Law Firm Luxembourg; Inspiring Luxembourg – Let’s make it happen; British Columbia Arts Council

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