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Agnès Varda is, to use her own description, "an old filmmaker and a young artist". Harrison Ford, Jacques Demy, Chris Marker, Jim Morrison, Sandrine Bonnaire and Jane Birkin are just some of the names dotted through a towering film oeuvre that combines confronting the issues of its time – feminism, poverty, etc. – with skilful use of collage and wordplay. After a lifetime spent affectionately recounting the lives of others, Varda has, for the last few years, taken to showing her work in installation form. Her "Cabanes" ("Huts") are designed as actual havens for herself and the visitor. The "Beach Hut" is intended both as a fisherman’s shelter – sheets of canvas stretched with rope – and as a projection booth for her film "The Mediterranean", with two r’s and one n, between Sète and Agde. "The Portrait Hut" contains sixty portraits: thirty women facing thirty men, all of them photographed living and working on the island of Noirmoutier. And then there’s The "Cinema Hut", built entirely out of 35mm film: "It’s cinema," says Agnès Varda, "because the light is held by the images. It’s a hut because we can take refuge inside and dream of the films we’ve enjoyed…You can even see Catherine Deneuve and Michel Piccoli as tiny faces in close-up."

With the help of the City of Lyon botanical gardens.

Les Cabanes d'Agnès, 2006-2009
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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