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Wikipedia tells us that the expression "bling-bling" is used to describe the flamboyant accessories that are part of hip-hop culture. In Chinese, however, the term means "shining storm" and refers to luxury products that betray the tastes and values of their owners. Here Liu Qingyuan, working in association with the YAH Lab collective, undertakes an ironic rechannelling of the ways the urban landscape is consumed, in the form of one of the pedestrian retail streets so common in China. Usually developed by the local authorities, these streets are intended to promote "commercial prosperity" and are packed with advertising and all possible forms of consumption. Twenty metres long, the Liu Qingyuan & Yah project comprises 60 lit-up signs based on wood engravings. Mischievously, the signs give no indication of what is for sale. Facing them are woodblock-printed silhouettes together with comic-strip bubbles waiting to be filled in by visitors: almost a mass entertainment readymade.

With the support of Youcast.

Quingyuan LIU & YAH Lab
Only City, 2009
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Infos pratiques


When


From Wednesday 16 September 2009 to Sunday 3 January 2010

Closed on 25 December 2009 and 1 January 2010
(Professional preview days: Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 September 2009)

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 7pm
Late opening on Friday, 12 noon to 10pm
Closed on Mondays

Exceptional morning opening during the Festival of Lights:
Saturday 5, Sunday 6 and Tuesday 8 December, 10am to 7pm

 

Where


La Sucrière

Les Docks, 47-49 quai Rambaud, Lyon 2

Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art
Cité Internationale, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon 6

The Bullukian Foundation
26 place Bellecour, Lyon 2

The Bichat Warehouse
5 rue Bichat, Lyon 2

 

How much

Entry tickets:
- Give once-only access to each exhibition venue
- Are valid throughout the Biennale

Full rate: €12
entry + audioguide or guided tour: €14

Concessions: €6
(For under-26s, jobseekers, large families (3+ children) and late sessions)
entry + audioguide or guided tour: €11


Free of charge for: under-15s; students studying in the Rhône-Alpes region; art-school, art-history and visual-arts students from all over the world; recipients of the minimum welfare allowance (RMI), Mapra and Maison des Artistes card holders, students at Institut de la Communication (Lyon-2 University), M'ra card holders, people with reduced mobility.


Permanent passes:
- Give full and unlimited access to all exhibition venues
- Are valid throughout the Biennale

One-person pass: €19
Two-person (Duo) pass: €28
Youth pass (for under-18s): €12

 

Take a boat to the Biennale

All venues are linked by riverboat shuttles on Saturdays and Sundays. Free ride on presentation of entry ticket.*

From the Museum of Contemporary Art
(landing-stage in front of the Convention Centre)
Departures for La Sucrière and the Place Antonin Poncet landing-stage at 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm

From the Bullukian Foundation
(landing-stage on Place Antonin Poncet)
Departures for the Museum of Contemporary Art at 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm
Departures for La Sucrière at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm From

La Sucrière
(landing-stage in front of La Sucrière)
Departures for the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Place Antonin Poncet landingstage at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm and 5:30pm
Departures for the Bichat Warehouse at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm

From the Bichat Warehouse
(landing-stage at 13 bis Quai Rambaud)
Departures for La Sucrière at 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:15pm

*Subject to capacity

 


Les partenaires de la biennale

The Biennale of Lyon is a Les Biennales de Lyon event

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