Nano-portraits de leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc Henri et la Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa

Michel Paysant
Nano-portraits de leurs Altesses Royales le Grand-Duc Henri et la Grande-Duchesse Maria Teresa, 2014-2015
Nano-fabrication par lithographie électronique
Dépôt d’or sur silicium
Vue au microscope optique
Diamètre du silicium : 100 mm
Dimensions des portraits : 180 et 200 µm (hauteur)
Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Commande 2013


With his installation Nusquam (lat.: nowhere), Michel Paysant (1955) tackles the themes of the hospitality, of the other and emigration, through a free and poetic vision of the notion of “country of asylum”. Inspired by Utopia by Thomas More (1516), Nusquam should be considered as “an active waiting room”, an intermediary space where one can relax, in which one submerges oneself and where one can listen. Thus, Nusquam represents a fictional threshold of a different world, the foundations of which are anchored in an open conception of Europe. This assembly of various elements, which is the fruit of a close collaboration with different partners, combines numerous literary, historical and symbolic references and is reminiscent of baroque curiosity cabinets.

Michel Paysant
Nusquam, 2007
Mixed-media installation
Variable dimensions
Plant: Campanule de Brava (Contra bruxas branca)
Mudam Commission & Collection
With the support of Musée national d’Histoire Naturelle de Luxembourg, Jardin Botanique de Bonn, Centre International d’Art Verrier de Meisenthal, Objectile, Atelier Stéphane Dwernicki, 3D Prod, Olivier Esmein, Muadhib.
© Photos: Andrés Lejona

Inventarium 02

© Photos: Denis Bouchard
Views of the exhibition galerie Fréderic Giroux

Michel Paysant
Inventarium 02, 2002
Tables, neons, sand, plants, Modelle, soundtrack, banc, wall drawings
Variable dimensions
Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Acquisition 2002


Michel Paysant
Attracteurs, 2002
Rebuilt from electroencephalograms saved during some steps of sleep :
eyes open, eyes closed, sleep 2, sleep 4 and sleep REM
Ink on paper (exactly)
50 cm x 65 cm
Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Donation 2004 - Michel Paysant
© Photos: Rémi Villaggi

16/12/2007 – 07/04/2008