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Sculptor shortlisted in Luxembourg

Update: February, 19/2014 - 08:32

LUXEMBOURG (VNS) — A black granite sphere sculpture by Vietnamese artist Mai Thu Van has been selected to be one of three finalists at a sculpture contest organised and hosted by the city of Luxembourg.

As part of the city's 1,050th anniversary, the competition aims to choose a sculpture representing Melusina, the wife of Luxembourg's founder, Count Siegfried. The winning sculpture will be installed on the banks of the River Alzette in Luxembourg-Grund.

Van's sculpture resembles a pearl, to symbolise Melusina's famed beauty and charming attributes which captivated the city's founder. The sculpture also symbolises a reflection of moonlight on the waters of the Alzette, where the woman reportedly spend nights in solitude.

Van's sculpture, along with the other two finalists, is on public display at the Luxembourg City History Museum until February 23.

Members of the public can nominate sculptures at the museum and online at votemelusina.lu. The vote tally will be combined with decision of a panel to choose a winner, to be announced on February 25. — VNS

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