La galerie de la Biennale

These days exoticism is something to be shared. For the Biennale Wong Hoy Cheong came to live in Lyon, with the aim of providing an image of "the days of our lives"; at the Fine Arts Museum he discovered paintings which for him embody what he terms the "French spirit" and which he decided to immortalise for their value as icons. His choice went to works portraying domestic situations: preparation of a meal, reading, relaxation, poverty – and war. Dating from the past, these scenes have lost nothing of their topicality and have even contributed to the shaping of that "French spirit". While the people to be seen in the paintings at the Museum are obviously of European extraction, the times have seen radical change, so Wong Hoy Chong’s photographs approach these everyday activities using models of different ethnic origins (Nigerians, Iranians, Turks, Burmeses...). Thus the "French spirit" of another epoch gives way to a new version, to the "spirit" of a country finally able to acknowledge its diversity.

With the kind permission of Museum of fine arts of Lyon / With the support of Larson Juhl.

Hoy Cheong WONG
Days of our lives, 2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Nine essential events during the Biennale!

 

François Morellet’s neons in conversation with the architecture of Le Corbusier, Lyon’s first-ever film festival, the 11th sculpture quinquennial in Bienne, Switzerland, and more... Travel around the Rhône-Alpes region and beyond during the Biennale, courtesy of nine major events.

 

Villeurbanne Institute of Contemporary Art / Rhône-Alpes

11 rue du docteur Dolard, Villeurbanne
33 (0)4 78 03 47 00
www.rendezvous09.fr

Rendez-vous 09
from 14.09.09 to 29.11.09
Opening: 13.09.09, from 11:00am
Exceptionally open during the preview days of the Xth Biennale de Lyon 14+15.09.09

Docks Art Fair International contemporary art fair

49 Quai Rambaud, Lyon 2nd
+33 (0)4 78 42 98 50
www.docksartfair.com

14.09.09 to 20.09.09
Opening: 15.09.09, from 7:00pm

Convent of La Tourette

BP 105, Eveux, L’Arbresle
33 (0)4 74 26 79 70
www.couventlatourette.com

François Morellet chez Le Corbusier
from 12.09.09 to 8.11.09
Opening: 18.09.09, from 6:00pm

Greater Saint-Etienne Museum of Modern Art

La Terrasse, BP 80241, Saint-Étienne
33 (0)4 77 79 52 52
www.mam-st-etienne.fr

“The Attraction of Space – Deep Into the Unknown in Search of the New”
from 14.09.09 to 10.01.10
Opening: Friday 18.09.09 from 6:00pm

Fort du Bruissin Centre of Contemporary Art

Chemin du château d’eau, Francheville
33 (0)4 72 13 71 00

NO(t) MUSIC

from 14.09.09 to 3.01.10
Opening: 19.09.09, from 12:00
Exceptionally open: from 14 to 20.09.09, from 3:00 to 7:00pm to coincide with the Biennale de Lyon opening

Magasin - CNAC

Site Bouchayer-Viallet,
155 cours Berriat, Grenoble
33 (0)4 76 21 95 84
www.magasin-cnac.org

“Portrait of an Artist” – Olivier Mosset
from 11.10.09 to 3.01.10
Opening: 10.10.09 from 6:00pm

Institut Lumière

25 rue du Premier Film, Lyon 8th
33 (0)4 78 76 77 78
http://www.lumiere2009.org

Lumière 2009
from 13 to 18.09.09
The city’s inaugural film festival, in cinemas across Greater Lyon.
Opening ceremony: 13.09.09 at 8:30pm, Tony Garnier Hall Lyon

Textile Museum

34 rue de la Charité, Lyon 2nd
33 (0)4 78 38 42 00
www.musee-des-tissus.com

2nd Biennale of Contemporary Textile Design: Fabric Every Which Way
from 20.11.09 to 21.02.10
Opening: 19.11.09

Biel / Bienne Utopics – 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition

Welcome and information office:
Place de la gare, CH-Bienne
+41 32 322 85 01
www.ess-spa.ch 
www.u-topics.org

UTOPICS – 11th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition
from 29.08.09 to 25.10.09

 


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