Deborah Schamoni

Mauerkircherstr. 186

D-81925 München

Wednesday – Friday 12 – 6 pm

Saturday 12 – 4 pm and by appointment

Finnegan ShannonA Model

Mudam, Luxembourg, LUX

09.02. – 08.09.2024

  • A Model is an exhibition that proposes a reflection on the role of the museum at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It reaffirms the need to think of the institution as a living place, sensitive and receptive to contemporary debates. A Model considers the possibilities that arise when museum collections are reimagined as active and performative environments. Composed of newly commissioned works as well as works from the Mudam collection, A Model brings together more than thirty artists.

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    Addressing the issue of accessibility and equal rights for people with disabilities, Finnegan Shannon’s ongoing series Do you want us here or not (2018–), consists of benches, chairs and chaiselongues, inviting visitors to take a break. For their latest commission, Finnegan Shannon created four works responding specifically to the linguistic variety of Luxembourg.

    Artists: Alvar Aalto, Sophia Al-Maria, James Richmond Barthé, Nina Beier and Bob Kil, Tomaso Binga, Anna Boghiguian, Andrea Bowers, Matilde Cerruti Quara, Ali Cherri, Tony Cokes, Nayla Dabaji, Jason Dodge, Claire Fontaine, Matthew Angelo Harrison, General Idea, María Jerez and Edurne Rubio, Isaac Julien, Marysia Lewandowska, Hanne Lippard, Renzo Martens, Melvin Moti, Oscar Murillo, Palle Nielsen, Khandakar Ohida, Daniela Ortiz, Walid Raad, Finnegan Shannon, Krista Belle Stewart, SUPERFLEX, Rayyane Tabet, Su-Mei Tse, Nora Turato, Dardan Zhegrova, among others.

    Curated by Bettina Steinbrügge
    Associate curators: Sarah Beaumont, Clément Minighetti and Joel Valabrega
    Photos: Mareike Tocha | Mudam Luxembourg

Finnegan Shannon, Do you want us here or not (Mudam), 2023
Text on Bench (LUX): Ech si midd. Rou dech hei aus wann s du averstane bass.
Stainless steel, lacquer, 89 ⁠× ⁠184 ⁠× ⁠66,5 ⁠cm

Finnegan Shannon, Do you want us here or not (Mudam), 2023
Text on Bench (FR): Ce jour/espace/monde m'a demandé de rester debout pendant trop longtemps. Asseyez-vous si vous êtes d’accord.
Plywood, paint, 90 ⁠× ⁠186 ⁠× ⁠70 ⁠cm

Finnegan Shannon, Do you want us here or not (Mudam), 2023
Text on Bench (DE): Ich kann mich im Sitzen besser konzentrieren. Setzen Sie sich hierher, wenn es Ihnen auch so geht.
Plywood, paint, 90 ⁠× ⁠186 ⁠× ⁠70 ⁠cm

Finnegan Shannon, Do you want us here or not (Mudam), 2023
Text on Bench (EN): If I were in charge, there would be a lot more places to rest around here. Sit if you agree.
Plywood, paint, 90 ⁠× ⁠186 ⁠× ⁠70 ⁠cm