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The outcome of repeated explorations of Karachi, Bani Abidi’s drawings of safety barriers provide a topographic listing of the different types placed near embassies, airports and other "sensitive" spots; the aim being to preclude any likelihood of riots, assemblies or invasions of the buildings in question. Some of the barriers are overtly aggressive, others use plants as a form of ornamental disguise intended to make them merge with the surrounding urban furniture. In her drawings of intercoms produced according to the same principle, banality of form and greyness of colour evoke the bureaucratic. At the core of Bani Abidi’s oeuvre is official intrusion in its most overt and most discreet forms, as the artist humorously breaks down the mechanisms at work in these various modes of protection; by retaining only certain meaningful and quasi-decorative characteristics, as in a catalogue, she neutralises the basic function of these symbolic objects.

Bani ABIDI
Intercommunication Devices, 2008
Photos: Blaise Adilon
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Guided tours


Tours for children

 

Family Tour

Grown-ups and under-18s can enjoy discovering the works together, mixing their mutually-enriching perspectives. An inter-generational visitor experience!

At La Sucrière
Sunday 2.30pm
Duration: 1hr30
Price:
2 adults + 2 children: €28
1 adult + 1 child: €15
€5 per extra child

 

Sugar Pit Workshop

The "Sugar Pit" is an original, interactive workshop to raise awareness of contemporary art.
After discovering exhibition highlights, the children become hands-on creators and explore a world of possibilities...

At La Sucrière
Wednesday 2.30pm for 5-7 year olds
Saturday 3pm for 8-10 year olds
Duration: 2hrs30
Price: €8 per child (To book, call: +33 (0)4 72 82 13 05)

 

Birthday Tour

Visite anniversaire

A Biennale birthday is an original, educational experience. After visiting the exhibition, the young friends gather in a specially converted area to have fun and blow out the candles!

At La Sucrière
To book, call: +33 (0)4 72 82 13 05
Duration: tour + 1hr for birthday snack
Price: €50 (maximum: 12 children)

 

Discovery Tour

Visite découverte

Guided tours are also on offer to groups from non-school organisations (holiday, youth and social centres, etc.).
Hungry for enigmas, questions and investigation? Head off for an adventure to discover contemporary art! A 90-minute session, exchanging ideas about today's young artists.


At La Sucrière and the Museum of Contemporary Art
Every Wednesday during school holidays.
Price: €50 (maximum: group of 20 children)

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Tours for adults


pARTage Tour

Visite partage

Visit the exhibitions with a mediator, who will help you engage with the works and maximise your visitor experience.

At La Sucrière and the Museum of Contemporary Art
Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm
Duration: 1hr30
Price: €5
Entry + tour deal: €14 instead of €17
Make yourself known at least 15mins before the tour starts

 

Aperitif Tour

Visite apéro

Visit La Sucrière, then discuss the exhibition over a drink at La Rue Le Bec. A convivial way to share contemporary art.

At La Sucrière
Duration: about 1hr30
Price: to be confirmed. Covers tour + aperitif.
Make yourself known at least 15mins before the tour starts.

Thema tour

At lunchtime, discover an artist or artwork.
- At La Sucrière
on Wednesdays 14 October, 11 November and 9 December at 12.30pm.
- At the Museum of Contemporary Art
on Thursdays 22 October, 19 November and 17 December at 12.30pm.
Duration: 1hr
Price: €4
Entry + tour pack: €13

 

"One hour at the Museum" or "One hour at La Sucrière"

Spend your lunch break at the Museum, and tour the exhibition essentials with a mediator.
- At La Sucrière
on Wednesdays 23 and 30 September; 7, 21 and 28 October; 4, 18 and 25 November; and 2, 16, 23 and 30 December.
- At the Museum of Contemporary Art
on Thursdays 24 September; 1, 8, 15 and 29 October; 5, 12 and 26 November; and 3, 10, 24 and 31 December.
Price: €4
Entry + tour pack: €13

 

"Comme une Saint-Valentin" Evening

Enjoy a romantic soirée for two, touring the exhibition at La Sucrière and then dining next door at Rue Le Bec, the new address by a leading Lyon chef.

At La Sucrière.
Price of entry + dinner pack for two: to be confirmed

 

Training days

Two local non-profit organisations, Histoires et Toiles and La Veduta, are running training days during the Biennale de Lyon. These aim to help attendees improve their viewing of contemporary artworks and to foster dialogue and the expression of opinions on a selection of works and artists, as well as providing autonomous tour periods.
Trainers: Béatrix Burlet, art historian and visual artist, and Marie-Josée Bourriot, art historian and mediator at the Musée de Grenoble. These courses can be accredited as part of a continuing professional development programme.
Details and enrolment: histoire-toiles@wanadoo.fr
or 04 76 21 34 67
or 06 89 35 22 66 (La Veduta)
www.histoires-toiles.fr
Dates: Friday 27 November, 2-10pm; Saturday 28 November, 12 noon to 7pm; Saturday 5 December, 10am to 7pm.

 

For details and bookings:

+33 (0)4 72 82 13 05
public@biennale-de-lyon.org

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