2013 Lyon Biennale Announces Artists

Artists participating in the 2013 Lyon Biennale have been announced. Approximately fifty artists have been selected, all of whom will be exhibiting work based around the theme of storytelling. Artists including Neïl Beloufa, Trisha Baga, Helen Marten, Anicka Yi, Paul Chan, and Hannah Weinberger are listed next to Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, and the Bruce High Quality Foundation. Also included are Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, and Matthew Barney. The curator of the biennale, Gunnar B. Kvaran, writes that “a whole range of stories, of all kinds and sorts, developed by these artists from lived experience or imagination, from anecdotes of everyday life as well as from social phenomena and significant historical events, will be spread out around the various host venues of this year’s biennale.” The press release notes that “80 percent of the works in the 2013 edition are new and specially created for the biennale.”