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.