Lyon

Lyon

Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Biennale de Lyon
Multiple venues
September 14–December 31, 2005

Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Jérôme Sans

“What is the tense of artwork today?” Curators Sans and Bourriaud make this question the focus of Lyon’s next biennale, which charts temporal experience in art—the slowness of painting, the speed of the digital arts, and the virtual nature of computer time. Some sixty artists—including Daniel Buren, Yoko Ono, Sophie Calle, Philippe Parreno, and Rirkrit Tiravanija—use time as a medium, building material, and mode of engagement. Wim Delvoye even presents the evolution of the La Vache Qui Rit cow through his own collection of cheese labels. Plus, as an exercise in “teleporting,” the biennale will produce simultaneous events in Glasgow, Frankfurt, Milan, Zurich, and Paris.

Translated from French by Jeanine Herman.