Trilogy 4 – Transmission

Biennale de Lyon

Artistic Director | Thierry Raspail - 3 editions 2009/2011/2013

2009 – The Spectacle of the Everyday
Curator – Hou Hanru Venues - La Sucrière, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Bullukian Foundation, Bichat Warehouse After 20 years and 10 editions, the Lyon Biennale now explored the tendency of the current art and culture scene to strive to reinvent the ordinary as an antidote to the spectacular. With The Spectacle of the Everyday as its overarching theme, the event reflected on the purpose of art in our spectacular world, and attempted to rediscover the very close link between the making of art and individual lives. This Biennale comprised four sections: The Magic of Things, Celebrating the Drift, Living Together and Another World Is Possible. The featured artists – including Tsang Kinwah, Latifa Echakch, Lee Mingwei, Maria Thereza Alves, Shilpa Gupta, Jimmie Durham and Agnès Varda – examined reality with a critical eye and imagined new social codes.

L'arc-en-ciel sous la pierre, 2009
Eko NUGROHO

L'ouverture, 2009
SARKIS

What a loop, 2009
Ha Za Vu zu

Let Us Build And Launch A Blue Rocket To His Heaven, 2009
Kin-Wah TSANG

Golden Head, 2004
par Yong Ping HUANG

Untitled ; Three Man Stack ; Geometric panels, 2009
Barry MC GEE

Gauche / Droite, 2009
Rigo 23

La Cabane de l'Echec devenue la Cabane de Cinéma, 2006
Agnès VARDA

Java's machine : Phantasmagoria, 2008
Jompet KUSWIDANANTO

2011 – A Terrible Beauty Is Born
Curator - Victoria Noorthoorn Venues – La Sucrière, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, T.A.S.E. Factory, Bullukian Foundation This edition’s title was taken from a poem by W.B. Yeats relating the tragic story of Ireland’s claim for territorial independence from Great Britain. Curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, the oxymoronic “terrible beauty” endeavoured to pinpoint, in the “modernity” of international current affairs, the demands and creations of artists who identify with both the continuity and discontinuity of our globalised world, and with the beauty that is left in it. Work by 78 artists was shown, including major new pieces by, among others, Augusto da Campos, Robert Kusmirowski, Marina de Caro, Jorge Macchi, Tracey Rose, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Portrait of Victoria Noorthoorn
Curator of the 11th Biennale de Lyon, Une terrible beauté est née

GOTT IST NIVEA (DIEU EST NIVEA), 2005
Jochen DEHN

Bear Island Dome, 1965
Buckminster FULLER

An Artwork in the Third Person, 2009
Sarah PIERCE

Stronghold, 2011
Robert KUSMIROWSKI

The Ultimate Realities, 2001
Diego BIANCHI

Interview de l'artiste Eduardo Basualdo

Kulissen, 2011
Ulla VON BRANDENBURG

Marienbad, 2011
Jorge MACCHI

La Bruja (La Sorcière), 1979
Cildo MEIRELES

Your look Will Give The Angel Strength, 2001
Elly STRIK

2013 – Meanwhile, Suddenly… and Then
Curator - Gunnar B. Kvaran NdT: merci de mettre un espace avant Kvaran Venues – La Sucrière, Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, Bullukian Foundation, Saint-Just Church, L’Antiquaille boiler plant In 2013 the international exhibition, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, exhibited work by 77 artists from 21 countries worldwide, in five venues across Greater Lyon. Kvaran’s artistic project had a strong flavour of the future: 80% of the exhibits were new work, and 73% of the artists were aged under 40. The 2013 Biennale de Lyon brought together artists from all over the world who work in the narrative field and experiment, through their work, with the modalities and mechanisms of narration.

Gunnar B. Kvaran, Curator of the 12th Biennale de Lyon, Entretemps... Brusquement, Et ensuite

People Who Don't Know They're Dead, 2013
Karl HAENDEL

Meet Karl Haendel

In and Out and In and Out, Again, 2013
Matthew RONAY

Meet Matthey Ronay

I'm intact and I don't care, 2013
Lili REYNAUD-DEWAR

Meet Lili Reynaud-Dewar

An inconvenient Trash, 2013
Trisha BAGA

Meet Trisha Baga

Me in Me, 2013
Ming WONG

Meet Ming Wong

Oracles, Owls -- Some Animals Never Sleep, 2013
Ann LISLEGAARD

Untitled, 1978
Robert GOBER

Barbie Slave Ship, 2013
Tom SACHS

Meet Tom Sachs

Balloon Venus (Yellow), 2008
Jeff KOONS

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