Café-Crème asbl is a Luxembourg not-for profit association founded in 1984. ( Registered (RCS): F 4936 ) Recognized as of public interest, Café-Crème asbl is partly funded by the Ministry of Culture since 2006 and the City of Luxembourg for the management of the European Month of Photography, Luxembourg. Its activities concentrate on contemporary art, in particular photography and forms and expressions of image related art.
Directors et publishers: Paul di Felice et Pierre Stiwer
European Month of photography Luxembourg 2017 Team: Paul di Felice, Pierre Stiwer, Cristina Dias de Magalhães (portfolio review ), Céline Schall and Claire Buchler (publishing), Assia Jarmouni (communication).
regular mail: Café-Crème asbl / BP 2655 / L-1026 Luxembourg
For more than 10 years (1984-1997), Café-Crème has published an art magazine with a particular focus on photography. It was distributed internationally in Museum shops and selected libraries in Europe as well as in the United States . Café-Crème has organized numerous exhibitions in the most renowned museums and art spaces in Luxembourg and published books and catalogues in relation to photography. In 1997 the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain hosted the first important show on contemporary photography in Luxembourg: “The 90s – A Family of Man?” curated by the founders of Café-Crème asbl Paul di Felice and Pierre Stiwer. Since then, this exhibition space in the City Center has been hosting other photo exhibitions curated by the association in collaboration with the institution’s present curator Kevin Muhlen and former director Enrico Lunghi. More recently the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Mudam), the Musée nationale d’Histoire et d’Arts (MNHA), Carré-Rotondes and the CCR Abbaye de Neumünster (Neimënster) co-produced photo exhibitions with Café-Crème asbl. We also want to stress the privileged ties that connected us to the Galerie Nei Liicht in Dudelange over years; they reach back to the 1980s. With the help of the Centre culturel français and Culture-France, the association organized in 2000, 2002 and 2004 the Semaines européennes de l’image in Luxembourg together with its French and European partners. Moreover, Café-Crème has organized many exhibitions for private enterprises or assists them with the necessary expertise to host exhibitions dedicated to photography or visual arts on their premises (Arendt & Medernach, BGL-Fortis, Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat). Since 2005, the association has joined the European Month of photography group (EmoP) representing the institutions dealing with photography of 8 European capitals (Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna). The European Month of Photography in Luxembourg is partly subsidized by the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture as well as by the City of Luxembourg.