Much beyond the effects of virtuality and the loss of the form as a metaphor, the 2003 edition coped with the epistemological changes occurring in the relation between art and society in the face of global terrorism and war conflicts. Furthermore the workshop raised the issues of production and distribution in connection with contemporaneous artistic stances and approaches.
The workshop aimed at offering a platform for discussion and exchange as well as for interpretation and reflection that allowed to look at contemporary artistic creation within the context of situations of everyday life. It addressed twelve young international artists and art students (Bachelor at least) from different countries. The participants had free accommodation and free access to the exhibitions and the documentation centre of Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain.
The goals were to further creative and intellectual exchange, to confront young artists and art students with contemporary creation, to create a European platform for research, reflection and the study of contemporary art. Finally it allowed young artists to present their own work and to discuss it with contemporary art professionals as well as with other young artists from different cultural backgrounds. At the end of the workshop, the intellectual and artistic results were presented in an exhibition at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d'art contemporain.