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The visual of La vie moderne is coming to life!

Immerse yourself in images and music at the heart of the Biennale’s visual identity – a photo by Taiwanese artist Yuan Goang-Ming, taken from his video artwork Landscape of Energy
From 10 September onwards, come and discover 60 artists from 28 countries who will talk to you about the world today. Their work, packed with communicative energy, will offer you a new and poetic perspective on daily life.

Second version of the digital catalogue

Today, La Biennale de Lyon is launching the second version of its digital catalogue, which will be free to download from 2 to 7 February 2016.

This universal ePub file is the most comprehensive digital catalogue ever published by a biennial and now includes:

- full views of every single artwork shown in La vie moderne, the exhibition set-up archives, complete reports of the Veduta and Resonance platforms and of the Biennale concomitant exhibitions.
- contributions specifically designed for the catalogue by Haegue Yang, Lucie Stahl, Nina Canell, Nina Beier
- drawings and sketches by Emmanuelle Lainé, Michel Blazy, Camille Henrot, Andreas Lolis, Massinissa Selmani
- original statements and texts by Mohamed Bourouissa, Alex Da Corte, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Anna Ostoya, Julien Prévieux, Ed Rusha
- videos by Michael Armitage, Lai Chih-Sheng, Nguyen Trinh-Thi, Ahmet Öğüt, David Shrigley, Klaus Weber, and more 

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The Biennale engages us in modes of seeing and thinking that help us to question the “new normalˮ and perhaps to rebuild concepts of La vie moderne that can truly address the paradoxical landscape of our present day. Ralph Rugoff

Accreditation

Professionals

Accreditations can no longer be requested online and will be delivered at la Sucrière, Quai Rambaud, F-69002 Lyon, Tuesday 08 and Wednesday 09 September from 10.00 to 17.00.

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La vie moderne

13th Biennale de Lyon

3 exhibitions, 2 platforms

In 2015, Thierry Raspail, artistic director of the Biennale de Lyon, begins a new cycle of three biennials around the term “modern”. His guest curator for this 13th edition is Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery in London. The 13th Biennale de Lyon spans three exhibitions – La vie moderne, Ce fabuleux monde moderne, Rendez-vous 15 – and two platforms, Veduta and Résonance. La vie moderne, curated by Ralph Rugoff, brings together 60 artists from 27 countries in three venues (La Sucrière, macLYON and the Musée des Confluences). Ce fabuleux monde moderne interprets the collections of macLYON in a dialogue with Ralph Rugoff, while the collegially curated Rendez-vous 15 collaborates with ten biennials around the world. Veduta stages residencies, urban trails and 10 exhibitions co-devised with their host communities, all under the “L’École de l'Amateur” banner. Résonance is a network of 150-plus events and exhibitions across the Rhône-Alpes region.

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La vie moderne

"La vie moderne", by guest curator Ralph Rugoff

The 13th Biennale de Lyon, titled La vie moderne, will bring together artists from 28 countries who explore the contradictory character of contemporary culture in varied regions of the world. Their work addresses the ways in which multifarious legacies of the “modern” era continue to colour and shape our perceptions as well as the salient scenarios and issues of everyday life. With acuity and wit, a desire to engage and provoke different ways of understanding, and an adventurousness in fashioning new forms and images, their work invites the public to reflect on and re-imagine our relationships to the present moment, the better to re-invent them.

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Venues

"La vie moderne" venues

Explore La vie moderne at La Sucrière, macLYON, and the Musée des Confluences.

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Tours

Tours

The Biennale invites you to discover La vie moderne as you wish, according to your sensibility, from one venue to another

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Gallery
La vie moderne 126 photos
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Hannah Hurtzig
Night Lessons 2 - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Hannah Hurtzig
Night Lessons 2 - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Miguel Angel Rios
The Ghost of Modernity Lixiviados - 2012
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Miguel Angel Rios
The Ghost of Modernity Lixiviados - 2012
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Miguel Angel Rios
The Ghost of Modernity Lixiviados - 2012
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Cyprien GAILLARD Soundtrack © BLACK MAN’S WORLD Performed by Alton Ellis, (P) 1970 Sanctuary Records Ltd., a BMG Company, Courtesy of BMG Rights Management GmbH Written and composed by Alton N. Ellis, published by Haka Taka Music, Courtesy of Melodie de

Cyprien Gaillard
Nightlife - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Cyprien Gaillard
Nightlife - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Cyprien Gaillard
Nightlife - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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David Shrigley
Start/Finish -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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David Shrigley
Start/Finish -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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David Shrigley
Start/Finish -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Jon Rafman
Nine Eyes of Google Street View - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Jon Rafman
Nine Eyes of Google Street View - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Lai Chih-Sheng
Border_Lyon - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Lai Chih-Sheng
Border_Lyon - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

T.J. Wilcox
In the Air - 2013-Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Fabien Giraud / Raphaël Siboni

Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
La Mémoire de masse - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Fabien Giraud / Raphaël Siboni

Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
La Mémoire de masse - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Fabien Giraud / Raphaël Siboni

Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
La Mémoire de masse - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Les oxymores de la Raison / Reason's oxymoron - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Les oxymores de la Raison / Reason's oxymoron - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Kader Attia
Traditional Repair, Immaterial Injury - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Hicham Berrada
Mesk-ellil -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Hicham Berrada
Mesk-ellil -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Hicham Berrada
Mesk-ellil -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Alex Da Corte
Taut Eye Tau - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Alex Da Corte
Taut Eye Tau - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Magdi Mostafa
The Surface of Spectral Scattering - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Magdi Mostafa
The Surface of Spectral Scattering - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Magdi Mostafa
The Surface of Spectral Scattering - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Ahmet Öğüt
Workers taking over the factory - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Ahmet Öğüt
Workers taking over the factory - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Ahmet Öğüt
Workers taking over the factory - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Blatrix
La liberté, l'amour, la vitesse - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Camille Blatrix
La liberté, l'amour, la vitesse - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
aura - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
aura - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
aura - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Jessica Diamond
Le Vin Avant La Roue (left) - The Modern World (right) - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

George Condo
Zombie Modernism - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Mohamed Bourouissa
Unknown#18 - 2014-2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Marina Pinsky
Sun Valley - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Michael Armitage
Lucy - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Sammy Baloji
Hunting & Collecting - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Sammy Baloji
Hunting & Collecting - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Michel Blazy
Pull over time - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nguyen Trinh Thi
Landscape Series #1 - 2013
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Otobong Nkanga
Wetin You Go Do? - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Otobong Nkanga
Wetin You Go Do? - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Otobong Nkanga
Wetin You Go Do? - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Anna Ostoya
Red, Blue, Yellow - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Julien Prévieux
Petite anthologie de la triche - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Julien Prévieux
Petite anthologie de la triche - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Marinella Senatore
The Word Community Feels Good - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Marinella Senatore
The Word Community Feels Good - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Marinella Senatore
The Word Community Feels Good - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Cameron Jamie
Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries - 1984-ongoing
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Cameron Jamie
Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries - 1984-ongoing
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Cameron Jamie
Front Lawn Funerals and Cemeteries - 1984-ongoing
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Laura Lamiel
Chambre de capture : Figure A - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Ed Ruscha
Gators -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Avery Singer
Dancers around an Effigy to Modernism - 2013
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Arseny Zhilyaev
The Aesthetic Complex of the Post-Sonet Oligarchy Period - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Arseny Zhilyaev
The Aesthetic Complex of the Post-Sonet Oligarchy Period - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Arseny Zhilyaev
The Aesthetic Complex of the Post-Sonet Oligarchy Period - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Haegue Yang
Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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Haegue Yang
Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Haegue Yang
Sol LeWitt Upside Down – Structure with Three Towers, Expanded 23 Times, Split in Three - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Yto Barrada
Cabane de Lauriers, Fig. 2, (Oleander Summer Shed), Sidi Mghai - 2009
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Yto Barrada
Plumber assemblage, Fig. 7 Tanger - 2014
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Thomas Eggerer
Waterworld - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Emmanuelle Lainé
il parait que le fond de l’être est en train de changer ? - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Emmanuelle Lainé
il parait que le fond de l’être est en train de changer ? - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Beier
13 works by Nina Beier -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Beier
13 works by Nina Beier -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Beier
13 works by Nina Beier -
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Johannes Kahrs
Untitled (monkey man) - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Johannes Kahrs
Untitled (on the balcony) - 2012-2013
La vie moderne | Le Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Katja Novitskova
Approximation (planet Mars HD) and Bannini Dodoli de Luxe Grey - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Katja Novitskova
Discover and Grow jumperoo ; Approximation (enzyme) ; Bannini Dodoli de Luxe Grey - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Lucie Stahl
Asphalt Jungle - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Lucie Stahl
Identity and Memento - 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller
Rhythmasspoetry - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller
Rhythmasspoetry - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller
Rhythmasspoetry - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller
Rhythmasspoetry - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (macLYON)
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© Blaise Adilon

Guan Xiao
Tumbling Glory and Rolling Beating - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Canell
Mid-Sentence - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Canell
Mid-Sentence - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Nina Canell
Mid-Sentence - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Anthea Hamilton
Kar-a-sutra - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Anthea Hamilton
Kar-a-sutra - 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Liu Wei
Enigma - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Liu Wei
Enigma - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Liu Wei
Enigma - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Andreas Lolis
Permanent Residence - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Daniel Naudé
Africanis 20. Petrusville, Northern Cape - 19 April, 2011
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tony Oursler
“Weak-classifers” - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Klaus Weber
emergency blanket - Création Biennale 2015
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Simon Denny
The personnal effects of Kim Dotcom - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Simon Denny
The personnal effects of Kim Dotcom - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Simon Denny
The personnal effects of Kim Dotcom - 2014
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Cameron Jamie
All works -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Cameron Jamie
All works -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tatiana Trouvé
Works to Tatiana Trouvé -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tatiana Trouvé
Works to Tatiana Trouvé -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

Tatiana Trouvé
Works to Tatiana Trouvé -
La vie moderne | La Sucrière
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© Blaise Adilon

George Osodi
HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku Keaborekuzi 1, Dein of Agbor - 2012
La vie moderne | La Sucrière