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Four wooden constructions welcome the visitor to what looks like a modern agora. On the walls are photographs of political graffiti, religious processions and historic monuments, while the screens offer over 400 interviews with passers-by in the streets of twelve Latin-American cities. These conversations recorded in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Caracas, Guatemala, La Paz, Managua, Mexico City, Panama, Santiago, San Salvador, São Paulo and Tegucigalpa bear on American interventionism and the notion of democracy, and modes of government the countries concerned are currently trying out with varying degrees of success. The decision to show "The Good Life" within a forum indicates that what it has to say is directed at a very large audience: like a documentary film maker out to influence his interlocutor or his audience, Carlos Motta offers new ways of reliving the world’s great political events. He is also showing "Untitled (Graffiti Cuts)" at La Sucrière.

With the support of Youcast.

Carlos MOTTA
The good life, 2005-2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Just moments from Tête d’Or Park, the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art – another emblematic venue, designed by Renzo Piano – opened in 1995 on the occasion of the 3rd Biennale. Centrally located in the Cité Internationale complex, it offers 3,000m² of exhibition space spread over three broad levels.

The Museum is hosting the Living Together chapter. On the second floor, a work by Sarkis from the Museum’s collection has been reactivated in a new configuration titled La Chaleur (“Heat”). In this 1,000m2 space, Sarkis and Veduta are hosting throughout the Biennale a programme of encounters, performances, concerts, colloquia and more...

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