La galerie de la Biennale

These days exoticism is something to be shared. For the Biennale Wong Hoy Cheong came to live in Lyon, with the aim of providing an image of "the days of our lives"; at the Fine Arts Museum he discovered paintings which for him embody what he terms the "French spirit" and which he decided to immortalise for their value as icons. His choice went to works portraying domestic situations: preparation of a meal, reading, relaxation, poverty – and war. Dating from the past, these scenes have lost nothing of their topicality and have even contributed to the shaping of that "French spirit". While the people to be seen in the paintings at the Museum are obviously of European extraction, the times have seen radical change, so Wong Hoy Chong’s photographs approach these everyday activities using models of different ethnic origins (Nigerians, Iranians, Turks, Burmeses...). Thus the "French spirit" of another epoch gives way to a new version, to the "spirit" of a country finally able to acknowledge its diversity.

With the kind permission of Museum of fine arts of Lyon / With the support of Larson Juhl.

Hoy Cheong WONG
Days of our lives, 2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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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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