Biennale de Lyon Kicks Off Today
Today, September 12th, the 12th Biennale de Lyon opens its doors for three-and-a-half months of exhibitions, performances and other events.
Key dates include:
September 7, 5:00pm
Grigny, between Le Manoir and La Rotonde
a performance by artist Dan Colen (Veduta)
September 10 and 11
September and October
Successive openings of the various MaisonVeduta venues
October 19 and 20
Performance weekend hosted by Jean-Max Colard, from Les Inrocks
November 22, 9:00am-7:00pm
Planetarium in Vaulx-en-Velin: "The World Is Made of Stories" colloquium, in conjunction with the Rencontres Jacques Cartier event and with
the involvement of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Veduta)
November 28, 6:00pm-12:00am
Lyon city centre
La Nuit Résonance (Résonance)
November 30 and December 1
Video weekend hosted by Fabrice Bousteau
December 6, evening event, La Sucrière
Reading of the winning short stories in the Télérama / Biennale
de Lyon Short Story Competition (Veduta)
December 14 and 15
Robot weekend staged by Awabot
Full programme: www.biennaledelyon.com.
The Biennale de Lyon spans over three platforms:
The International Exhibition, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, features work by 77 artists from 21 countries.
Titled Meanwhile...Suddenly, and Then, the biennale is being held at five different venues: La Sucrière, macLYON the Bullukian Foundation, Saint-Just Church, and a former boiler plant, La Chaufferie de l'Antiquaille.
Veduta is the Biennale platform dedicated to amateur projects. Veduta 2013 is building a network of over 100 houses - found, or built for the occasion - to host artist residencies, collections from macLYON, artworks from the international exhibition and amateur narratives...that tell multiple stories. The houses include 60 private apartments that will accommodate 60 pieces from the international exhibition.
Résonance is the platform with 200 projects - exhibitions, performances, residencies - spread across the Rhône-Alpes region. Résonance is coordinated by the Biennale, but is staged by artist collectives, associations, galleries, art centres, and institutions.