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Biennale Lyon 2017 - "Floating Worlds" continues examination of 'modernity'

Biennale Lyon 2017 - "Floating Worlds" continues examination of 'modernity'
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The second of three Lyon Bienalles to explore modernity takes "Floating Worlds" as its 2017 theme


“Floating Worlds” is the theme of the 20117 Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, under guest curator Emma Lavigne. It is France’s most important art event, and the second in a series of three that question the concept of “modernity”.

#LaraAlmacergui will deconstruct the power relations imposed by architecture and reveal invisible structures for the

— La Biennale de Lyon (@BiennaleLyon) 26 juillet 2017

“There are many ways of exploring “modernity” but there is also this Japanese concept and philosophical idea of a “floating world” which dates back to the 11th century. Its about a wise man looking at the mountains and realising that our universe will change, is finite, and unstable. Today we live in total instability,” says the Biennale’s Artistic Director Thierry Raspail.

#RivaneNeuenschwander likes people to interact with her art. For the #BiennaleLyon visitors will be able to pin on stickers to their clothes

— La Biennale de Lyon (@BiennaleLyon) 7 juillet 2017

The Biennale takes place across three major venues: La Sucrière, the Museum of Modern art, (MAC Lyon), and the Contemporary Art Institute in Villeurbanne , bu there is also a host of satellite events.

Inspired by #MarcelDuchamp, mo_hrizm</a> creates installations using everyday objects & plays with gravity, magnetism & thermic variations. <a href=""></a></p>— La Biennale de Lyon (BiennaleLyon) 29 juin 2017

The exhibition showcases the work of over 80 artists from 23 countries, alongside 20th century masterpieces by artists who were once themselves avant-garde, borrowed from the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

#Lyon#Lyon7 – Une #Biennale #2017 entre expérience et expérimentations

— Lyon 7 Rive Gauche (@Lyon7RiveGauche) 19 septembre 2017

“The Internet and social media have changed our world drastically – until January this Biennale shows how international artists are interpreting and commenting on our modern world,” reports euronews’ Culture Editor Wolfgang Spindler.

While waiting for the #BiennaleLyon in Sep. have a look at #EmmaLavigne’s interview for the ElephantMag</a>. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>— La Biennale de Lyon (BiennaleLyon) 26 juin 2017

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