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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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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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