La galerie de la Biennale

In 2001, Sophie Dejode and Bertrand Lacombe launched "Floating Land", a long-term work revolving around a fictition micro-nation. It is designed as a space for living and creating which is exhibited in different places and changes in line with the wishes of its residents. The residents are chosen by Dejode and Lacombe, who thus short-circuit the role of the institution as artistic authority. Immune to the rules of the Biennale, just as an embassy is immune to the laws of its host country, "Floating Land" functions as a virus destined to contaminate the exhibition. Here the two artists have come up with a sculpture to live in: at its centre is a cooking pot which serves as the focal point for the gigantic feasts that accompany their many performances.


With the participation of the Placoplatre® company.

Off the Wall, 2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Fondation Bullukian
Espace d'exposition/Jardin
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Customised guided tours will run throughout the Biennale at La Sucrière and the Museum of Contemporary Art, tailored to audiences ranging from the last year of nursery school up to higher education.
These experiences allow real interaction between group and mediator.
The discovery trails are devised to sharpen the eye, awaken sensibilities and hone the critical faculties, while exploring the latest work and developments on the contemporary-art scene.

Visites scolaires

Cycle 2 / cycle 3 tours

Duration: 1hr
Price: €50 (per group of 15 children maximum)
"Biennale /Petitart" rate: depending on number of activities chosen

Information meeting for primary-school teachers
To book,
call: +33 (0)4 72 82 13 05.
Wednesday 30 September
2pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art
4.30pm at La Sucrière

Tours for secondary-school and higher-education students

Price: €70 (per group of 25 students maximum)
Secondary-school students pay with their M'ra card

Information meeting for secondary-school and higher-education teachers
To book,
call: +33 (0)4 72 82 13 05.
Wednesday 30 September
2pm at the Museum of Contemporary Art
4.30pm at La Sucrière

For primary-school pupils...

The Biennale is partnering with the Petitart association to offer a four-part "contemporary art" module, dispensed at the Biennale and in the classroom.
It aims to familiarise pupils with contemporary art through the discovery of an international exhibition (with workshop and education pack), combined with fun and educational activities in the classroom.

For more details, click here

For upper secondary-school pupils...

A Soprano call for projects has been launched to culture clubs across the Rhône-Alpes region. For more details, contact the education department (see details below) or go to the Rhône Alpes Regional Council website.

Book now!

+33 (0)4 72 82 13 05

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our tours for children


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