October 10, 2011
By Belinda Chun
Biennale De Lyon
Ray Caesar of Gallery House representing Canada at the Lyon, France Biennale. Conceived by the Argentinean curator Victoria Noorthoorn–who has worked for such institutions that include the MOMA and The Drawing Center in New York –has been appointed to direct the 11th Biennale de Lyon is gathering 70 artists from all over the world, but mostly from Europe, Africa and Latin America.
The Lyon Biennale has numerous stages of venues throughout the city; above is the main entrance to pick up our entry pass and information kit. Historic architecture are embedded between recent buildings along the river. The artists works is being exhibited over 14.000 square meters, across four venues: La Sucrière, the Fondation Bullukian, the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, and the T.A.S.E. factory. The Biennale de Lyon is an international exhibition, accompanied by two platforms: “Veduta” and “Résonance”.
Above installers are bustling about setting up and arranging Ray Caesar’s works for exhibit.
Almost ready…behind this large booth in the back section is another wall of Ray Caesar works being installed.
Press, Media and VIP Opening Night–Jerome Catz–who curated this section of the Biennale gives a talk.
Jerome Catz of Spacejunk Centers on the left; and myself just before the crowd hits.
Gallery House is interviewed by one tv crew; two newspaper channels and three radio channels. Above center is Jean Marc Vernier the Director of the Biennale.