La galerie de la Biennale
Jeu concours Pharaon
Torolab is a consortium of artists, designers and musicians organised along the lines of a laboratory and focusing on the residents of Tijuana and the US/Mexico crossborder region. Torolab’s output, a mix of poetry and scrutiny of public policy, stretches to all sorts of social phenomena, urban spaces and artistic languages, and its pragmatic ventures are above all aimed at improving quality of life. Torolab’s contribution to the Biennale is "Referential Landscape Table", a project intended to transform the city of Lyon into a think tank, a laboratory presenting Torolab’s previous works and the brand new "Homeland". Comprising a group of drawings, videos, sound elements and sketches, this is an installation that demands to be carried out on a large scale.
Torolab
Referential Landscape Table, 2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Xth Biennale de Lyon

"The Spectacle of the Everyday"

From 16 September 2009
to 3 January 2010


La Sucrière
Museum of Contemporary Art Bullukian Foundation
Bichat Warehouse


Curator
Hou Hanru

Artistic curator
Thierry Raspail

Production manager
Thierry Prat

We are living in the society of the spectacle. In spite of its alienating effects on our life and social relationships, it’s one of the very fundamental conditions of our existence. We perceive the world and communicate with each other through the spectacle – a system of image production and representation dominated by the logic of market capitalism which tends to “develop” our faculties of perception, imagination and reflection towards a “one dimensional model” formatted by the language of consumerist ideology. This is also the very contemporary condition of our self-identification and social order “guaranteed” by the established power system. As a main typology of artistic and cultural events of our time, biennials of contemporary art are no doubt an ultimate form of expression of such a tendency...

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The Biennale de Lyon is celebrating its 10th edition

Biennale's 10 editions

The first three Lyon Biennials - in 1991, 1993 and 1995 – were part of a largely historical perspective, from which problematics, stakes and themes were derived. The first one, called “The love of art”, chose to assess the situation of creation in France. Resolutely going against the trend, this biennial noted that since the so-called “Pompidou exhibition” (Paris 1969), no such far-reaching project had been imagined in France.

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The European Biennial Network

The European Biennial Network is a collaborative structure that aims to promote dialogue, interaction and collaboration between contemporary art biennials in Europe.


For more information : www.europeanbiennialnetwork.org

 


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