Titling a biennial “Modern Life” is a bold move, but this is what the artistic director of the Lyon Biennale, Thierry Raspail, has chosen to do. The biennial unites 60 artists from 28 countries and shows 300 works across three venues, the Musée d’art contemporain, the Sucrière, an old warehouse, and the modish Musée des Confluences...
ASIA NOW and FIAC 2015
The relatively small scale of ASIA NOW allows for a contemplative response, while FIAC calls for show-stoppers. In essence, it feels as if one rounds off the other, providing spaces to explore multiple facets of contemporary Asian art from the wonderfully outlandish to the quietly introspective.
The organizers of “Community Hospital” approached the exhibition with the rigor of a medical practitioner. The curator Zane Mellupe has taken full advantage of the history of the space, carefully planning an art exhibition that is universally relevant while managing to maintain a discourse on the fate of humanity.