12th Biennale de Lyon: 
Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then



Self portrait, Roe Ethridge.

Multiple venues in Lyon, France, 12 September - 05 January 2014
The key word for this year’s biennale is Narrative. However, it is not a title but merely the starting point for a dialogue upon which three platforms have been constructed. Firstly, there is an exhibition. Secondly, there is Veduta – a laboratory of visual creation and experiment, in which artists in residence, the collection of the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art, works from the exhibition, and amateurs combine to construct a new visual relationship with the world. And thirdly, there is Résonance – a vast, polyphonic mass of creativity in which artists’ collectives, young galleries, neo-institutions, or just people taking risks with form, pay homage to the irrational in a sort of counterpoint to the exhibition.