On 23 September 2018, the EIB art collection will be open for visitors from 11:00 to 18:00 during the eleventh edition of Private Art Kirchberg (PAK).

For the 2018 edition of PAK, the EIB will showcase “Young Talent at the EIB”, featuring the works produced during the past six editions of the Artists Development Programme (ADP), the EIB mentoring and residency scheme for emerging European visual artists (under the age of 35). So far, 19 artists from 12 EU countries and Turkey have benefited from this programme enabling them to develop their artistic portfolio, bring about the “production” of an art project and be introduced to appropriate public fora.

Ten companies and institutions (Allen&Overy, Arendt, EIB, Clearstream, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, EY, Fidelity, Fonds Kirchberg, Pictet and UBS) based in the Kirchberg area, in Luxembourg are participating in the PAK initiative initiated in 2006 by Clearstream / Deutsche Börse Group inviting the public to discover on a specific day the usually private architecture, art collections or gardens.

This year, Suzanne Cotter, the art director of MUDAM selected one “coup de coeur” of each collection.

PAK  is an opportunity to discover “hidden” treasures, to take a leisurely stroll and to get a different view on a neighbourhood that is usually known as a business or shopping district. It also offers a unique possibility to discover the philosophy and commitment behind the collections, namely to make art accessible to the employees, to foster corporate culture and creativity and to support contemporary artists.

The EIB has been a participant in Private Art Kirchberg since its inception in 2006 and has welcomed over 2500 visitors in the past four editions.