14th Biennale de Lyon
20 Sep 2017 - 07 Jan 2018
20 September 2017 - 7 January 2018
The 14th Biennale de Lyon, entitled Floating Worlds and curated by Emma Lavigne, will take place from September 20, 2017 to January 7, 2018, at la Sucrière, the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art and an original Richard Buckminster Fuller dome in the Lyon city center.
Artistic director: Thierry Raspail
Guest curator: Emma Lavigne
It is in a context of galloping globalization generating constant mobility and accelerated flow—the "liquidity" of the world and of identities, in Zygmunt Bauman’s analysis—that the Biennale de Lyon is exploring the legacy and scope of the concept of "modernity" in the art of our time. The Biennale takes its title from the Japanese word ukiyô, which describes a view of the world as impermanent and continuously renewing itself, a source of freedom and creativity. The libertarian attitudes of artists, who constantly extend the limits of the work of art to make it even more open to the world, are central to our concerns. The Biennale de Lyon has dropped anchor in the heart of a place whose identity is partly shaped by the omnipresence of water, in a city "born of the waters", through which the rivers Rhône and Saône flow. The Biennale reactivates an imagination carried along by the two rivers, generating a topography that unfolds like a voyage through an archipelago of islands that are, by turns, scenes to be looked at or stopping places where we can slow down and steep ourselves in the wonder, the awareness, the contemplation and reflection that they generate. (Emma Lavigne)
Artists (as of June 28): Doug Aitken, Lara Almárcegui, Laurie Anderson, Hans Arp, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Davide Balula, Robert Barry, Laurent P. & Cyrille Berger, Dominique Blais, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Thierry Boutonnier, George Brecht, Robert Breer, Mathieu Briand, Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Alberto Burri, Alexander Calder, Chim↑Pom, Elizabeth S. Clark, Bruce Conner, Philip Corner, Julien Creuzet, Dadamaino, Julien Discrit, Lucio Fontana, Lars Fredrikson, Susanna Fritscher, Jochen Gerz, Marco Godinho, Brion Gysin, Hans Haacke, Anawana Haloba, Hao Jingfang & Wang Lingjie, Lee Mingwei, Ola Maciejewska, Heinz Mack, Jill Magid, Anna Maria Maiolino, Ján Mančuška, Gordon Matta-Clark, David Medalla, Cildo Meireles, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Yuko Mohri, Peter Moore, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Camille Norment, Melik Ohanian, Damián Ortega, Fernando Ortega, Nam June Paik, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Lygia Pape, Ewa Partum, Pratchaya Phinthong, Otto Piene, Philippe Quesne, Terry Riley, Lotty Rosenfeld, Tomás Saraceno, Paolo Scheggi, Shimabuku, Mieko Shiomi, Daniel Stegmann Mangrané, Diana Thater, David Tudor, Darío Villalba, Jorinde Voigt, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cerith Wyn Evans, La Monte Young, Héctor Zamora, Icaro Zorbar