The MA student Atena Abrahimia was the curator of the group photography exhibition “RECRIAR: Portugueses do Luxemburgo”, that gathers works by Sven Becker, Paulo Lobo, Bruno Oliveira, Jessica Theis. The exhibition will take place between the 7th and the 30th of June in Fábrica Braço de Prata, at Sala Arendt.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Since the enlargement of the European Union to 28 countries, an increase of migration flows can be observed. During the past decade, the number of intra-European and, above all, international migrants has risen tremendously, which makes it one of the most important and urgent issues of our time.
The group photography exhibition ‘RECRIAR: Portugueses do Luxemburgo’ concentrates on the public and private lives of the Portuguese who have settled down in Luxembourg since the 1960s. The works of four photographers from Luxembourg will be presented: Sven Becker, Paulo Lobo, Bruno Oliveira and Jessica Theis. Each of them will explore a different aspect of the theme.
Since 1960, the number of Portuguese in Luxembourg has risen. Today they make up around 16% of the total Luxembourgish population. The Portuguese in Luxembourg represent the highest proportion of Portuguese in relation to the local population, outside of Portugal. What is the reason for this high percentage? What has driven so many Portuguese to leave their country and choose Luxembourg as their destination? Besides trying to find answers to these questions, this exhibition also examines the challenges of identity and belonging as well as the challenges and results of immigration which have shaped the Portuguese Luxembourgers and Luxembourg as a country.