From the 20th September until 7th January 2018, meet in Lyon and discover one of the major cultural events of contemporary art in France. This year, the 14th edition of this major Biennial event will revolve around the word “modern”.

During your stay at the Castel at Epervière, you will have the opportunity to visit the city of Lyon as well as discovering its cultural wealth.

There will  be four major highlights which  will make up this 14th edition : Mondes flottants, Rendez-vous, Veduta and Résonance.


Mondes Flottants : 

Every year, the artistic director Thierry Raspail invites his guest curators to reflect upon a key word that is chosen for the three editions. This year Emma Lavigne, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz,  has set the stage for the 14th key edition in three major areas of city life in Lyon: la Sucrière, the macLYON and the Dôme. You will have the opportunity to discover walks which  will allow you to combine the works presented through all of these sites.

Rendez-vous : 

The time « Rendez-vous » is dedicated to the discovery of young talent in France and the international scene, it claims to be as a « sas d’anticipation » which has already exposed young artists unknown to the international scene.



Since 2007 Veduta has created  urban local situations which amount to areas of contact and convergence between determined artists, curious experimenters, artworks and cities. The Italian term “veduta” was used by the painters of the Renaissance. The translation of this word is to « view» or “that which is seen ” an open  window that breaks the perspective of the painting, encouraging one’s gaze to look elsewhere.



The idea is to gather the most dynamic actors of the cultural regional scene around a common poster: Résonnance. The Biennial event of Lyon invites art centres, galleries, cultural institutions and groups of artists in the region to join in any way to create various projects. Contemporary art, but also literature, dance, theatre or music all creative expressions .

Take time to discover the various places, and stroll through the heart of an open city, tantalised  by the art which brings support to the venture and to the artistic offerings of all kinds.

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