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The emotional and visual impact of Adel Abdessemed’s work stems from its muted violence and its potent capacity for salutary expression, transgression and derision. In the eleven photographs and two videos on show here, Abdessemed reinvents the world and its animal violence. Showing exotic beasts in urban settings, posing in the arms of a statue of Abraham Lincoln in a New York street, or disguising himself as a gorilla so as to slip a wedding ring onto the finger of a pretty bride, the artist blurs the boundaries between art and private life, between self-representation and animality – and situates himself in that uncertain zone where our reality as human beings is far more complex than that of the civilised facade we offer to the gaze of our contemporaries and neighbours. In the two short films we see a foot angrily crushing a Coca-Cola can and a microphone. " Foot On" and "Talk is Cheap" are at once meaningful and highly ambiguous: comprising two rapid shots, they have a hypnotic, repetitive side that lays bare vertiginous horizons in the most secret fault-lines of our minds.

Adel ABDESSEMED
Série de 11 photographies, 2005-2009
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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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