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Sylvie Blocher’s work for the Biennale shows a young white man whose body has been partially blackened. Along with many other people the artist feels that in the wake of the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in 2008, "America has once again become that fantasised, desirable place of old, far removed from the militaristic, autocratic image of a democracy on its last legs": a non-authoritarian territory that may yet contain the seeds of a utopia. In a soft voice Blocher’s character sings a song made up of fragments from Obama’s "A More Perfect Union" speech of 18 March 2008. This artist’s oeuvre pays special attention to clans and identity groups, exploring the organisational complexity and modes of recognition at work in, for example, an American football team or a carefully self-selected nucleus of millionaires. Loyalties shape behaviour and we are all actors within the groups we belong to: how do we react to and cope with the realities of the world? Who governs our behaviour? How do we fashion ourselves?

 

Sylvie BLOCHER
A More Perfect Day, 2009
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Restaurants

A sample of addresses near the Biennale venues, for a bite before or after your visit.

 

 

Near La Sucrière and Bichat Warehouse

 

Rue Le Bec
37 quai Rambaud, Lyon 2
Open daily from 4 September.
150m from La Sucrière.

Brasserie, snacks, sandwiches and deli shop.
Bar and outdoor terrace.

www.nicolaslebec.com

Chez Francis
53 quai Rambaud, Lyon 2
+33 (0)4 72 41 78 15
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
300m from La Sucrière.

Simple, gutsy, old-fashioned cooking.

“Sékissa” barge
Quai Rambaud
Open Tuesday to Sunday during Biennale hours.
Tapas from €3.

Tapas bar


Restaurant DoMo
45 quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon
33 (0)4 37 23 09 23
Open daily for lunch and dinner. Bar service in afternoons.

French-Japanese restaurant, eat in or take out.

 

Near the Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Le Café du Musée
Inside the museum
1 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon 6
+33 (0)4 78 93 36 35
Open daily, except Mondays.

Café-restaurant with terrace overlooking Tate d'Or Park.
www.mac-lyon.com

Blue Elephant Hilton
Lyon 70 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon 6
+33 (0)4 78 17 50 00
Open 12 noon to 2.30pm and 7.30-10.30pm. Closed Saturday lunchtime and Sunday.

Royal Thai cuisine.
www.blueelephant.com/lyon

Brasserie du Hilton
Lyon 70 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon 6
+33 (0)4 78 17 50 00
Open daily, 7am to 10pm.

Brasserie serving classic French and Lyonnais dishes. Private terrace.
www.hilton.com

33 Cité
33 quai Charles de Gaulle
+33 (0)4 37 45 45 45
Open daily, 12 noon to 2pm, 7-11pm.

High-class bistro fare.

 

Near the Bullukian Foundation

 

Café des Antiquaires
40 rue Auguste Comte, Lyon 2
+33 (0)4 78 37 31 05
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.30am to 2pm.

Café-restaurant, French cooking.

Café Français
3 place Antonin Poncet, Lyon 2
+33 (0)4 78 37 49 44
Open daily.

French cooking. Breakfast possible. Private veranda.

Convivial and original !


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