Mai Abu ElDahab

  • Mai Abu ElDahab

    1 11th Biennale de Lyon (multiple venues; curated by Victoria Noorthoorn) This year’s edition of the biennial was a much-needed expression of passion for art. Absent were the generic codes of large-scale contemporary art exhibitions (demonstrative diversity of media, rote “internationalism, ” trends . . . ). The exceptional visual poetry of Augusto de Campos, emblazoned on the walls throughout the show’s main venue, underscored the poetic quality of Noorthoorn’s daringly unprogrammatic approach. From Gabriel Sierra’s in situ excavation of the Musée d’Art Contemporain’s physical layers to perhaps