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Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg

Sophie Jung

Sophie Jung’s polyvalent talent explores a large array of techniques and mediums. In her videos, performances, installations, sculptures, texts and even photographs she combines playful anecdotes with a strong conceptual thread. The resulting formal achievements leave the viewer with bemusement and inspiration.

Luxembourg art critic Lucien Kayser says of Sophie Jung and her work:

"There is something of a ghost light about this artist. Not in the sense of the tortured soul or evil spirit, but the exact opposite. There is the fire, the warm, bright light. The way Sophie Jung possesses airiness, while not excluding a more in depth way of asking questions. She builds upon a thorough reflection leading to an impacting form, and wins the ballot."

Sophie Jung was nominated by Danièle Wagener (City Museum Luxembourg) for the Edward Steichen Award 2013, and by Lucien Kayser, art critic, as well as Delphine Munro (EIB Institute, Luxembourg) for the category of the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York.

Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York

Jeff Desom

Jeff Desom is a writer, film director and visual effects artist. Combining live-action, found footage and digital effects, his work has been selected and awarded at a number of festivals around the world.

He was nominated for the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York by Carré Rotondes Director Robert Garcia who stresses his choice with the following statement:

"Jeff Desom is a true virtuoso when it comes to image crafting: he manipulates, transforms and ‘grinds’ the cinematographic medium to bring forth a work of a particular poetic and aesthetic nature."

His music videos for the German experimental composer Hauschka are reminiscent of the filmic universe of Michel Gondry. Rear Window, his highly acclaimed animation commissioned by Carré Rotondes for the institution’s ‘loop’ series testifies of Desom’s mastery of the historical genre combined with a dauntless sense of innovation. Under Jeff Desom’s direction, visual codes seem to reinvent themselves through the power of imagination.

Jeff Desom was nominated for the Edward Steichen Luxembourg Resident in New York by Carré Rotondes Director Robert Garcia.


  • Jean-Christophe Ammann, Art historian and curator, Switzerland
  • Roxana Marcoci, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
  • Kevin Muhlen, Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg


Laurent Busine, Director Musée du Grand Hornu, Belgium

Dr. Claudia Wiotte-Franz, Director Museum Haus Ludwig Saarlouis, Germany
Hélène Guenin, Program Director Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France
Jean Petit, President Cercle Artistique Luxembourg

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