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  • Hans Op de Beeck, We Were the Last to Stay, 2022, mixed media, dimensions variable. From the 16th Biennale de Lyon. Photo: Blaise Adilon

    Hans Op de Beeck, We Were the Last to Stay, 2022, mixed media, dimensions variable. From the 16th Biennale de Lyon. Photo: Blaise Adilon

    Biennale de Lyon

    Various Venues

    “Blamelessly fragile” is how Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, the curators of the Sixteenth Biennale de Lyon, describe our world in their introduction to “Manifesto of Fragility,” a vast exhibition encompassing twelve venues and including more than two hundred artists. Bardaouil and Fellrath, who were recently appointed codirectors of Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof, have focused several curatorial projects on the Middle East and continued to do so in Lyon by smartly drawing out the city’s connections to Beirut, formed by the nineteenth-century silk trade and the 1920 French mandate.

    The show’s

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