Ewa Partum and David Tudor & Composers Inside Electronics featured at the 14th Biennale de Lyon

Floating Worlds – 14th Biennale de Lyon
September 20, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Curatorship: Emma Lavigne


Since the Lyon Biennale’s inception in 1991, its artistic director Thierry Raspail has always suggested a key word to his guest curators. Emma Lavigne, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, built the 14th Lyon Biennale around the word “modern”, following on from Ralph Rugoff, who curated the previous edition, La vie moderne, in 2015.

It is in a context of galloping globalization generating constant mobility and accelerated flow that the Biennale is exploring the legacy and scope of the concept of “modernity” in the art of our time.  The Biennale takes its title Floating world from the Japanese word ukiyô, which describes a view of the world as impermanent and continuously renewing itself, a source of freedom and creativity. The libertarian attitudes of artists, who constantly extend the limits of the work of art to make it even more open to the world, are central to the curatorial team’s concerns.

It is within this conceptual context that the visual poetry work of Ewa Partum and the multimedia installation Rainforest V, from David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics, will be presented.

For more information, please visit the Biennale’s website.