It will open on September 15, 2011, the 11th edition of Biennale de Lyon, entitled A Terrible Beauty Is Born.
Conceived and curated by Victoria Noorthoorn, the exhibition will feature 70 invited artists, from 24 different countries; 4 exhibition venues, among which a new place in Vaulx-en-Velin, the T.A.S.E. factory. Famous to be a “Biennale d 'auteur”, The Biennale de Lyon took the title from a verse of the poem Easter, 1916, written by the Irish writer W.B. Yeats.
The theme of the exhibition chosen by the curator aims to “address the uncertainty of the present and the near future, to speak about the condition of the artist and the necessity of art, while leaving the door open to doubt, to contradiction, to perplexity, to change and to movement.”.
11thBiennale de Lyon
A Terrible Beauty Is Born
September 15 – December 31, 2011
Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art
Photo Courtesy e-flux.