To celebrate its 20th year in Luxembourg, Swiss Life chose to invite four young Luxembourg photographers to express their craft by exploring the theme of life. This creative challenge proposed by Swiss Life gave rise to an exhibition entitled About Life - the ages of the life, which is on display from May 13 to June 25 2006 at the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.
"Rather than just adhering to typical and traditional birthday celebrations, we chose to give an opportunity to four young artists from the national scene to be inspired by a common thread, to develop a set of themes all pertaining in some way to our core activity: life", explains Patrick Schols, Chief Executive Officer of Swiss Life in Luxembourg.

Conceived so as to occur between the period of the 20th birthday of Swiss Life in Luxembourg and the 150th birthday of the Swiss Life Group, the exhibition was coordinated by Christian Mosar, independent art critic. The show assembles new productions by the young Luxembourg photographers Jeanine Unsen, Natacha Wagner, Veronique Kolber and Patrick Galbats.

The project took nearly one year of collaboration between Swiss Life in Luxembourg and the Millenium agency. In addition to the exhibition itself, a souvenir catalogue was edited which contains the 42 photographs which were produced especially for this occasion: "The originality of the photographers’ works, all based on a subject as universal as it is difficult to approach, and the coherence of the whole in spite of the individuality of the contributions, continue to delight us, and reassure us that we were right to have left the beaten path. To choose this method of patronage, and to be able to invite the public to enjoy the relevance of these promising artists, through the exhibition and the catalogue, is our way of thanking all those who, for 20 years, have learned to have confidence in us. We wanted the celebration of our twentieth year of presence in Luxembourg to be singular and innovative, because we believe it reflects back on the way we operate within our company", says Patrick Schols.

Swiss Life was established in Luxembourg a little more than 20 years ago to distribute and manage group insurance contracts on the local market. Today, local group insurance remains a strategic activity for the company, and Swiss Life in Luxembourg has acquired an undeniable expertise, with moreover an excellent knowledge of the legal, social and tax contexts. For several years, Swiss Life has been the company with the highest premium income in this sector in the Grand Duchy. However, while remaining specialised in life insurance, Swiss Life has extended its activities on the one hand to group insurance solutions for multinationals having specific coverage needs for their expatriates, on the other hand to unit-linked individual insurance products for European high net worth individuals (assurfinance) in particular on the Belgian, Italian, French and German markets.

Organised while shrouded with the greatest secrecy, in close cooperation with the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, the exhibition, « About Life - The ages of life », was previewed by partners of the company on Thursday 11 May 2006, in the presence of Rolf Dörig, Group Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Pfister, Chief Executive Officer International of the Swiss Life Group, and Victor Rod, Director of the Commissariat aux Assurances.

The exhibition will be on display until 25 June 2006 at the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.

« About Life - The ages of life »
from 13 May to 25 June 2006
Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.
14, rue du Saint-Esprit
L-2090 Luxembourg
T +352 47 96 45 00
Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m., Thursdays to 08:00 p.m.

The exhibition catalogue is available for purchase at the Musée d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, at Fellner Art Books, 4, rue de l’eau and Librairie Alinéa, 5, rue Beaumont (Luxembourg centre).

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Swiss Life
The Swiss Life Luxembourg subsidiary was created in 1985. On its local market, it is the leading provider of group insurance solutions. At the international level, Swiss Life in Luxembourg focuses on the marketing of unit-linked individual life insurance contracts to European high net worth individuals (assurfinance) in particular on the Belgian, Italian, French and German markets. In Luxembourg, Swiss Life is also a specialist with regard to group insurance solutions for expatriates and third country nationals.

The Swiss Life Group is one of Europe’s leading providers of pension and life insurance products. The Swiss Life Group offers individuals and companies comprehensive advice across a broad range of products via agents, brokers and banks in its domestic market, Switzerland, where it is market leader, and selected European markets. Multinational companies are serviced with tailor-made solutions by a network of partners in over 60 countries and regions. With Banca del Gottardo, the Swiss Life Group is also a provider of private banking services. The bank, with its head office in Lugano, has an extended national and international network and around CHF 40 billion in customer assets under management.
Swiss Life Holding, registered in Zurich, dates back to the Swiss Life Insurance and Pension Company founded in 1857. Shares of Swiss Life Holding are listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange (SLHN). The Swiss Life Group employs a staff of more than 9 000