Saturday, November 16, 2013

Grand Ducal Ladies at the Edward Steichen Award

Photo: Guy Jallay / Luxemburger Wort /
Earlier tonight, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa as well as her sister-in-law Princess Sibila attended the award ceremony of the 5th Edward Steichen Award at the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. This year's award went to Luxembourgish artist Sophie Jung while the 'Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York' award goes to Jeff Desom.

Artist Edward Steichen was born as Éduard Jean Steichen in the Grand Duchy in 1879. Together with his parents he migrated to the United States as an infant. For more information about him, have a look here. The award named in his honour, which is supposed to be a cross-cultural, artistic and educational bridge between Luxembourg and New York, is under the high patronage of the Grand Duchess. The award competition is open to contemporary visual and fine artists between the ages of 25 and 35, winners get to stay in New York City up to six months to expand their work while being sponsored by art institutes not only in Luxembourg, but also the regions surrounding the Grand Duchy. Princess Sibilla (in private capacity) is one of the board members of the Edward Steichen Award.

More visuals of the night can be found at Wort in German.

Source: Wort, Edward Steichen Award

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