La galerie de la Biennale

As part of the Veduta/Biennale de Lyon residence program, Bik Van Der Pol spent May to September 2009 at the Miribel Park, which is part of several municipalities: Lyon, Villeurbanne, Vaulx-en-Velin, Décines, Meyzieu and Jonage. After an introduction to the park’s lake and its beaches, they came up with a plan for a raft/diving board for bathers to enjoy during the summer, with the scene being filmed from the beach. The raft was immediately taken by storm this beach has no diving board and the camera completely forgotten by the participants. Result, no more and no less than scenes of everyday life of the kind the Lumière brothers recorded 150 years ago. The film was edited and shown, and the raft exhibited along with a banner reading, Beneath the pavement, the beach that famed May 68 slogan. So what do you see on the stage/raft? A moment of getting away from it all? A carefree community? A kitsch dream? A fleeting instant in the sun? People doing typically silly things? Or just a simple memory of holiday time?

With the support of Royal Netherlands Embassy, Paris; Mondriaan Foundation, Amsterdam.

Sculpture publique (Sous les pavés, la plage), 2009
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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