La galerie de la Biennale

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.

Hot Blood, 2008
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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An unforgettable evening

Biennale de Lyon evening events:
a spirit of discovery and originality

Une soirée inoubliable

The Biennale offers all companies a way to surprise their guests with an exceptional evening event blending art and gourmet food.
The Biennale's evening events are for companies seeking a novel setting for prestigious public-relations operations - playing host to special clients, launching a new product or celebrating a milestone, for instance.

Holding a private evening event at the Biennale means:

Teaming with a prestigious, must-see cultural event
Giving meaning to your public relations by offering an experience of sharing and original discovery
Engaging with a compelling, high-quality artistic project, courtesy of dedicated mediators
The privilege of touring the Biennale at venues dedicated exclusively to your event
Enjoying a dedicated cocktail area in new restaurant La Rue Le Bec
The assurance of receiving a customised "turnkey" service

These organisations trust us to deliver

Algoé Exécutive, AMO, Austrian Airlines, Audiovisit, La Banque Rhône-Alpes, Le Cabinet Maât, La Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, DDB Nouveau Monde, Duvel, Ethika-Sens, Le Groupe Eurofactor, GFC Construction, La Caisse d'Epargne, IBM, La Lyonnaise de Banque, Only Lyon, Le Groupe Pitance, Renault Trucks, Rhône-Alpes Entreprendre, RTE, Sodexo Santé, Le Sytral, Toupargel...

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Justine Belot
Biennale private events and partnerships coordinator

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