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France: Biennale kicks off in Lyon

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The twelfth edition of the Biennale de Lyon – a cultural extravaganza – gets under way on September 12. For the next three-and-half-months a whole range of exhibitions, performances and interpretations of contemporary art will be on offer.

The event’s Artistic Director Thierry Raspail explains: “Since the renaissance of figurative painting, art has always told a story, only it was religious history back then. These days it’s just new forms of storytelling, especially the way in which the narratives today are sometimes reversed and turned upside down. These new forms of narrative match our modern world.”

The event features work by 77 artists from 21 countries.