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Lucien Kayser

LUCIEN KAYSER was born in 1945 in Luxembourg. He studied philosophy and literature in Paris, at the Sorbonne and Ecole Normale Superieure. Writing about art in newspapers and magazines, he is the president of the Luxembourg Section of AICA.


Cross-over for the Luxembourgish Art Scene

In 1995, the city of Luxembourg was the European Capital of Culture. The following year, a building situated in the city center was refurbished to host, from then on, the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art Contemporain, and, as early as 1998, the Manifesta 2 events.


On Criticism
Sophie Jung with Lucien Kayser

For as long as aesthetics was kept within strict limits, say until the end of the 19th century, when works had to comply with a set of rules, a proper canon inherited from the Greek ideal of beauty with equivalent values for both truth and justice, criticism was (only) the art of judging, of giving an opinion about compliance.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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