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16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art
Manifesto of Fragility

Biennale de Lyon
September 14th, 2022 - December 31st, 2022

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Jeremy Shaw, Cathartic Illustration (Emotiona Audience
L1), 2021, vue de l’installation à Julia Stoschek Collection,
Düsseldorf © Timo Ohler

For its 16th edition from September 14 to December 31, the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art explores the theme of fragility and imagines a world where vulnerability is actively engaged as a foundation for empowerment, rather than shunned as a sign of weakness. 

The Biennale appeals to a broad coalition of international artists to share in building a nuanced patchwork of narratives illuminating moments of resilience in the face of social, political and environmental upheaval. The artists of the Biennale embody various faces of fragility, some in the issues they tackle, and others in the materials they use. What their works have in common is the potential to inform our thinking about generative paths of resistance.

This year, among the invited artists, the Biennale will present Canadian artist Jeremy Shaw. Born in 1977 in Vancouver (Canada), Jeremy Shaw is a multimedia artist whose films, music, installations, and performances reference scientific and cultural discourses around transcendental experiences and altered states of consciousness.

Curators: Sam Bardaouil et Till Fellrath
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The Canadian Cultural Centre is a partner of the 16th edition of the Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art.


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