AtelierAlbert Hames (1910-1989)
12:00 - 19:00
The Albert Hames House was listed as heritage as early as 2010. It is the only surviving workshop of a deceased Luxembourg artist, and was transformed into a diorama as part of the contemporary project SPEKTRUM. This means that although one cannot enter the studio directly, it is possible to discover it through four specially designed glass perspectives. An interactive light installation by Laura Mannelli opens up a playful approach to the thousands of inspiring objects, sculptures and tools left behind. With a great deal of dedication and care, the Luxembourg restorer Laura Di Mola has cataloged, preserved and reconstructed the entire studio in detail.
Biography Albert Hames (1910-1989)
In his studio in the Rue de La Bruyère in Rumelange, Albert Hames was passionately absorbed in his work; he appreciated a quiet atmosphere as a sculptor and artist. Hames studied the techniques of wood carving at the Staatliche Fachschule für Holzschnitzerei in Oberammergau, the Akademie für angewandte Kunst in Munich, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. As a lover of art and history, he decided early on to devote himself to his own sculptural work on the one hand, and pursue his passion for tradition on the other, becoming one of the main restorers of the National Museum of History and Art of Luxembourg City.
Coming from a region of miners, Hames maintained respect for their beliefs and struggles, making himself their silent defender. This became a strong reference in his sculptural works – whether it was the numerous pious representations he created and restored for the Catholic Church in Luxembourg, or the war memorials that can still be found today in Rumelange, Sandweiler, Pétange, Tétange, Luxembourg, among others.