SORCERY, POLITICS, AND THE ECSTASY OF DUST
Since the 1980s, Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert have created a complex body of work that challenges the fundamental principles underlying structure, visibility and power. Their practice spans an extensive range of media including photography, sound, video, painting, sculpture and text.
Bouschet and Hilbert’s interventions are put into effect in marginal places and wilderness areas away from the public gaze as well as in contemporary art institutes and music festivals including Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland; BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium; Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal; Insomnia Festival, Tromsø, Norway; Bozar Brussels, Belgium; Darling Foundry Montreal, Canada; Cube Space Taipei, Taiwan; Philharmonie, Luxembourg; Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland; Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria; Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain, Luxembourg; Busan Biennale of Contemporary Art, South-Korea; Camouflage Johannesburg, South Africa; Muhka Antwerp Belgium and CCA Glasgow, United Kingdom among others. In 2009 they represented Luxembourg at the 53rd Venice Biennale.
In 2021, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg appointed Gast Bouschet and Nadine Hilbert Knights of the Order of Merit in recognition of their commitment to the service of culture in Luxembourg. And this, too, shall pass away.