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The outcome of repeated explorations of Karachi, Bani Abidi’s drawings of safety barriers provide a topographic listing of the different types placed near embassies, airports and other "sensitive" spots; the aim being to preclude any likelihood of riots, assemblies or invasions of the buildings in question. Some of the barriers are overtly aggressive, others use plants as a form of ornamental disguise intended to make them merge with the surrounding urban furniture. In her drawings of intercoms produced according to the same principle, banality of form and greyness of colour evoke the bureaucratic. At the core of Bani Abidi’s oeuvre is official intrusion in its most overt and most discreet forms, as the artist humorously breaks down the mechanisms at work in these various modes of protection; by retaining only certain meaningful and quasi-decorative characteristics, as in a catalogue, she neutralises the basic function of these symbolic objects.

Bani ABIDI
Intercommunication Devices, 2008
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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