Ceausescu press in Romania, Dan Perjovschi now leaves his mordant little images on the walls of museums and art centres. With a few lines and words he points up – in a totally relaxed way – the big questions facing us today: the distribution of wealth, globalisation, the art market, climate change. A single stroke turns a group of skyscrapers into a village complete with clocktower, and a single word turns the meaning of a drawing around. Perjovschi’s material comes from the contradictions in contemporary discourse, the random oversimplifications of the world we live in, and complexity denied by reduction to mere antithesis: white/black, rich/poor, right/wrong, etc. Black board, white chalk: the fragility of this artist’s drawings heightens the natural volatility of his view of society.
With the support of Haulotte France / With the support of Lombard-Freid Projects, New York; The Romanian Cultural Institute, Paris
Built in the 1930s and extended in 1960, La Sucrière is an old sugar factory that was used as a warehouse until the ’90s. It was converted for the 2003 Biennale, becoming its emblematic venue in the heart of the new Confluence district.
You enter the 7,000m2 exhibition space through the old silos, thus following the route once taken by inbound shipments of sugar.
The Biennale is arranged into five chapters: The Magic of Things, Celebrating the Drift, Another World is Possible, Living Together and Veduta. Each corresponds to a colour that is indicated on the exhibition plans and in the exhibition areas. La Sucrière is hosting three Biennale chapters: The Magic of Things, Celebrating the Drift and Another World is Possible.
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The Biennale of Lyon is a Les Biennales de Lyon event