The thirteenth Lyon Biennale is in full swing, opening its doors on 10 September 2015 and running until 3 January 2016 in three venues, La Sucrière, macLYON and the Musée des Confluences. It is in partnership with two platforms, Résonance and Veduta and is guest curated by Ralph Rugoff, the director of the Haywood Gallery, London.
This year, the Biennale spans three exhibitions: “La vie moderne”, “Ce fabuleux monde moderne” and “Rendez-vous 15” calling the visitor to question their modes of seeing and thinking and to re-evaluate current norms in order to reformulate notions of ‘la vie moderne’. It explores the complexity and paradoxes of modern life, bringing together works by 60 artists from 27 countries, which all offer a fresh and poetic perspective on modern life. The emphasis of the Biennale is very much on the accessibility of art and the participation of the public, as this year, the Ecole de l’Amateur is inviting residents of the Veduta communities to be project co-curators, ambassadors and guides.
Résonance is a network of over 150 events and exhibitions across the Rhône-Alpes region. Meanwhile Veduta is a platform created in 2007 to question the creation and reception of art using the macLYON collection as its basis.