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15TH LYON BIENNALE 2019

15TH LYON BIENNALE 2019 Contemporary Art

PRESENTATION

The Biennale de Lyon is an international contemporary art event taking place every two years in Lyon and its Metropolis, France. It is built around the international exhibition, an inescapable artistic event that gathers about 60 worldwide artists to show their creations at the Contemporary Art Museum of Lyon, the Fagor factories, and in other locations depending on the editions. It also welcomes Veduta, a laboratory for experiments between artists and amateurs in about 12 cities around Lyon.

“Where Water Comes Together with Other Water” From 18 September 2019 to 15 January 2020, at macLYON (Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon 69006), the Fagor factory (Lyon 69007) and the IAC (Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne),the Biennale de Lyon explores Nature, relief and changing climates…

TIME

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 – JANUARY 5, 2020

CITY

LYON , FRANCE

PLACES

Fagor Factory a complex of more than 29,000 sqm in central Lyon
in addition the Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON) and many associate venues.

THEME

This 15th edition of the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale is devised as an ecosystem at the intersection of biological, economic and cosmogonic landscapes. It bears witness to the shifting relationships between human beings, other living species, the mineral kingdom, technological artefacts and the stories that unite them.
Echoing Lyon’s geography, the title of the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale is Where Water Comes Together with Other Water, taken from a Raymond Carver poem.It bears witness to the shifting relationships between human beings, other living species, the mineral kingdom, technological artefacts and the stories that unite them.

15TH LYON BIENNALE 2019

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CURATORIAL PARAMETERS & CONTENT

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Isabelle Bertolotti : director of the macLYON

CURATORIAL STATMENT

Editorial

ARTISTS

Around fifty artists of all generations and many nationalities, with gender parity, have been invited to make site-specific works.
REBECCA ACKROYD |ISABELLE ANDRIESSEN |JEAN-MARIE | APPRIOU FELIPE ARTURO | Veduta BIANCA | BONDI MALIN BÜLOW |BUREAU DES PLEURS | STÉPHANE CALAIS | LENKA CLAYTON & JON RUBIN |NINA CHANEL | ABNEY GAËLLE | CHOISNE MORGAN…

CURATORIAL COLLECTIVE

the curating of the international exhibition has been given to the a collective of seven specialists curators from the Palais de Tokyo.Together they have envisioned this biennial as a vast ecosystem where artworks and artists cultivate the art of permaculture, at the intersection of landscapes be they biological, economic and cosmogonic.
The team of curators: Adélaïde Blanc, Daria de Beauvais, Yoann Gourmel, Matthieu Lelièvre, Vittoria Matarrese, Claire Moulène and Hugo Vitrani.

LINKS

WEBSITE Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale

AUTHOR     SANA MAHFOUDHI