This first edition of Young International Creation follows on from the Rendez-vous event, which it replaces; but also taps a dynamic even closer to the central exhibition of the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, Where Water Comes Together with Other Water.
For this edition, the Biennale curators are invited to propose five young international artists to complement the five artists residing in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and chosen by the co-organising institutions: the Lyon Biennale, the National Fine Arts School in Lyon, the Institute of Contemporary Art Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes and macLYON.
The artists:Giulia Cenci (Italia), Charlotte Denamur (France), Cédric Esturillo (France), Sebastian Jefford (United Kingdom), Zsófia Keresztes (Hungary), Randolpho Lamonier (Brazil), Théo Massoulier (France), Naomi Maury (France), Jean-Baptiste Perret (France) et Zhan Zhang Xu (Taiwan)
For the Lyon Biennale: Isabelle Bertolotti
For the National Fine Arts School in Lyon: Gilles Levasseur
For the Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes: Nathalie Ergino
For the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon: Marilou Laneuville
Palais de Tokyo’s curatorial team: Daria de Beauvais, Adélaïde Blanc, Yoann Gourmel, Matthieu Lelièvre, Vittoria Matarrese, Claire Moulène, Hugo Vitrani
Devised in 2002 by macLYON and the National Fine Arts School in Lyon, later joined by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, and then incorporated into the Lyon Biennale, the Rendez-vous event initially focused on supporting young artists after their graduation from art school. A springboard for new work, the event soon grew in scope by building ties with curators from other biennials and triennials and inviting them to help select artists but also to host the event on various active scenes (Shanghai, Cape Town, Singapore, Beijing, Havana…).
The complementary nature of this institutional mix – with combinations of areas, pooled networks, and exposure to various audiences – is an exception in both France and internationally, and gives greater visibility to young artists.
This latest edition, entitled Young International Creation, has put down even stronger roots in the Lyon Biennale by inviting the Palais de Tokyo’s curators to take part in the selection process and it also fits this edition’s theme. These artistic proposals from local and international emerging scènes represent the “young artists” strand of this Biennale.
With the support of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region