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Biennale de Lyon 2009

Biennale de Lyon 2009 / © Foto: Haupt and Binder, Universes in Universe

10th Biennale de Lyon

Lyon, France

16 September 2009 - 3 January 2010

Curator: Hou Hanru

Artistic director: Thierry Raspail

56 participants

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The Spectacle of the Everyday

We are living in the society of the spectacle. In spite of its alienating effects on our life and social relationships, it’s one of the very fundamental conditions of our existence. We perceive the world and communicate with each other through the spectacle – a system of image production and representation dominated by the logic of market capitalism which tends to "develop" our faculties of perception, imagination and reflection towards a "one dimensional model" formatted by the language of consumerist ideology. This is also the very contemporary condition of our self-identification and social order "guaranteed" by the established power system. As a main typology of artistic and cultural events of our time, biennials of contemporary art are no doubt an ultimate form of expression of such a tendency...

From the curatorial text by Hou Hanru


La Sucrière
Les Docks, 47-49 quai Rambaud, Lyon 2

Museum of Contemporary Art
Cite Internationale, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon 6

Bullukian Foundation
26 place Bellecour, Lyon 2

Bichat Warehouse
5 rue Bichat, Lyon 2

Veduta Project
A new way of experiencing contemporary art
Head of Veduta: Abdelkader Damani
From March 2009 to March 2010, Veduta aims to make contemporary art part of everyday life in specific areas of Greater Lyon: the territories undergoing urban renewal.

Biennale de Lyon
3 rue du Président Edouard Herriot
69001 Lyon
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