Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean - „Me, Family“

The Family of Man was the title of the legendary exhibition that the American photographer Edward Steichen put together for New York’s MoMA in 1955. Pictures taken by 273 photographers from 68 countries, including artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, and August Sander, were intended to provide a kind of photographic description of the state of humankind in an exhibition that was a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of all people. After a journey through more than 150 museums worldwide, the last complete version of The Family of Man has been housed as a permanent exhibition in Luxembourg’s Clervaux Castle since 1994. Now, inspired by this project, the Mudam, one of Deutsche Bank’s ArtCard partner museums, is presenting a new version for the digitized 21st century: the impressive online exhibition Me, Family.

Here, too, artists show technological and social progress, as well as the dangers of inequality and war—but under the signs of digital networking and surveillance. Among the participants are stars such as Doug Aitken, Cindy Sherman, and Jordan Wolfson. The interactive platform, designed by Base Design in collaboration with the curators Francesco Bonami and Emanuela Mazzonis di Pralafera and the architect Luigi Alberto Cippini, invites visitors to wander through the exhibition as real-time avatars. If you activate the camera on your home computer, you can even meet other interested people in the virtual museum. One of the best digital cultural projects in coronavirus times to date.

Me, Family
until March 21, 2021
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxemburg
mefamily.mudam.com