Contemporary Art

La BIENNALE DE LYON joins seamlessly another cultural highlight from 15 September to 31 December 2011 after the big shows of the summer in the autumn of 2011. Well half of the 60 participating artists of the 11 Lyon Biennale from 15 September to 31 December already at the Art Basel exhibited. Under the title of A terrible beauty is born curated Victoria Noorthoorn in Lyon an exhibition with about 60 artists, among them Marlene Dumas, Guillaume Bijl, Arturo Herrera, Fernando Bryce, and John Cage. Are also younger positions such as Eva Kotatkova, Erik Beltran, Ulla von Brandenburg, or Javier Tellez. The young Argentine curator from a verse of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats in his poem quoted Easter, 1916 the term of terrible beauty. Contradictions and paradoxes are genuinely artistic means of expression and in their indissoluble co-existence is an important intrinsic value of art.

The four exhibitors la Sucriere, Bullukian Foundation, Museum of contemporary art Lyon and TASE factory they played with a consciously subjective selection of international art. Lyon in eastern France and capital of the region of Rhones-Alpes is known for its warm atmosphere and way of life, a rich tourist offer in a creative and innovative city that has something for every mood. Many visitors appreciate Lyon in December because of his famous Temple (Fete of des Lumieres). The gastronomic city of par excellence will take you into the world of culinary delights and pleasures. The numerous Lyon chef panels you regional products and culinary specialities on rounded off by numerous great wines of the Rhone Valley. In the heart of the region of Rhones-Alpes Lyon is an attractive cultural and dynamic Centre.

Nearly 100 destinations in 30 countries served by the airport, there are 2 hours to Paris by TGV and 90 min after Marseille Lyon worth including as a day-trip destinations, or for a weekend. In addition to exhibitions, music, theatre, dance and literature, the city houses every two years with the BIENNALE DE LYON a special experience of contemporary art, which will take place from September 15 until December 31, 2011, for the eleventh time. Under the title of A terrible beauty is born”curated the Argentinian Victoria Noorthoorn, an exhibition that counts with its innovative concept to a highlight in the international cultural calendar 2011. About 60 artists from all over the world, but mainly out of Europe, Africa and Latin America, are at four different locations (La Sucriere, Bullukian Foundation, Museum of contemporary art, and T.A.S.E.-factory) display their works on 15,000 square meters of exhibition space. In the Centre of the BIENNALE DE LYON is offering visitors and the claim to offer contemporary art for everyone: the offerings ranging from workshops on guided tours or audio guides that enable an independent hiking and walking through the exhibition rooms, conferences and meetings, which enable the Exchange with other Immerge. In order to better meet the needs of visitors, which has BIENNALE DE LYON extended their opening hours for 2011. In addition to the daily opening hours Monday Friday (11:00 to 18:00) the exhibition halls are open from 11:00 to 19:00 every first Friday of the month until 21:00 h. and on the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). During the illumination (Fete of des Lumieres), there are extended hours: Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December 2011:10:00 to 18:00 Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2011:10:00 to 19:00

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