The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg, Guillaume and Stéphanie launched the second edition of “De Mains de Maîtres” exhibition on Wednesday. The exhibit will display the work of Luxembourgish art designers and young artisans.
The first edition of the project “De Mains de Maîtres” or “Of Master’s Hands” took place in 2016. The first edition was the result of a collaboration between the Chamber of Trade and the Ministries of Economy and Culture. It was an unexpected success with 60 works of art displayed and over 10,000 visitors.
On Wednesday, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie was accompanied by her husband Prince Guillaume as she launched the new edition with a speech. She hopes that the second edition will be equally successful. Luxembourgish artists and craftsmen are able to submit their work until the 30th of March. A selection committee including Princess Stéphanie will then select the works for the eventual exhibit.
This year more artists and craftsmen will receive the opportunity to display their work. The second edition of the exhibition will be open to the public in November and December of 2018. The exhibit will be spread over two floors and will also include artwork from the neighbouring regions. This year’s theme is “Gestures and Wonders”.
Princess Stéphanie has been very much involved with the project from the beginning. The Princess is the honorary president of the “De Mains de Maîtres” association. This association was founded by the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple and aims at the promotion and development of craft creation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. At the launch, the Princess said: “Behind the exhibition, a window is the entire artisan industry.” Princess Stéphanie praised the talent of the craftsmen and the diversity in their work.
Stéphanie is very much involved with the art industry as she is also the patron of “Amis des Musées Luxembourg”. She is also chairman of the Board of Directors of the Museum of Modern Art Grand-Duc Jean Foundation.