Emma Lavigne wanted to moor the Biennale in central Lyon, a city whose identity has been shaped partly by the ubiquity of water. The Biennale will unfurl like a voyage around an archipelago of islands, which by turns are theatre stages or stopovers conducive to slowing down; and which by turns will generate wonder, realisation, contemplation or reflection.
Since the inception of the Biennale of Contemporary Art, artistic director Thierry Raspail has invited his guest curators to reflect upon a key word. Since 2015, they have explored Modern.
At the invitation of the Lyon Biennale and Veduta, six municipalities in the Lyon metro area are hosting the Eau de Rose project. An artwork to plant, cultivate, harvest and share!
For nine years now, the Dominican friars at La Tourette Priory have been staging exhibitions of contemporary art. This year, they have invited Korean artist Lee Ufan to inter-relate his sculptures and the priory’s architecture, designed by Le Corbusier.
The Bullukian Foundation is showing the oeuvre of Lee Mingwei, who works with residents, venues and institutions worldwide to create installations based on exchanging intimate experiences.