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Here we have a freehand drawing of a cortex transferred into white neon tubing on a scale determined by the size of the wall it is shown on. As confronting as its title, this work by Adel Abdessemed is accompanied by two films: in "Trust Me" a man at a music stand shows vampire fangs as, seemingly in a fit of madness, he swallows most of the words of various national anthems, from the Marseillaise to God Save the Queen. In "Hot Blood" the same character – this time wearing a red nose – laughs hysterically as, between two paroxysms, we make out the single sentence, "I am a terrorist". These three works share the notion that man, the possessor of enormous freedom, is also a changeable, wishful creature, at once animal and human, reasonable and crazy, who indiscriminately identifies enormous vulnerability with terror, and superficiality with the tragic.

Adel ABDESSEMED
Trust me, 2007
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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