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13th Lyon BiennaleModern Life (paper catalogue + ebook)

 - 13th Lyon Biennale
The book of the 13th edition of the international exhibition, curated by American curator Ralph Rugoff, under the title “La vie moderne”: a catalogue both physical and digital (the paper guide allows access to the complete digital catalogue from a download code).
Every biennale provides a visitor's guide – often a modest item, devised in advance of the exhibition – and a catalogue, which is often costly and intended for professionals only. All Biennale catalogues have a handicap, especially those featuring first-time exhibits: their images do not reflect the reality of the exhibits. What's more, the Biennale de Lyon produces up to 80% of the artworks that it shows. This is why we decided to disseminate our catalogue more widely, by offering a digital catalogue on the main digital distribution platforms, coupled with a paper catalogue that lets you download the digital catalogue. This digital version, in a bilingual (English and French) format, enables us to offer and disseminate plenty of information and content that paper cannot convey: interviews, videos, hypertext links, works in progress, commentaries, interventions by artists…
The purpose of the paper catalogue is to accompany the reader on their visit. This is why we have opted to downsize, so it also works as an exhibition guide. It offers a direct, immediate commentary on the exhibits of La vie moderne, and also includes artist interventions and information about the Biennale's other two exhibitions (Rendez-Vous 15 and Ce fabuleux monde moderne) and its two platforms (Veduta and Résonance). The digital catalogue will have three iterations, each of which can be downloaded: when the Biennale opens (critical articles, selected images, sundry information, multimedia content); during it (images of the whole exhibition, interviews with artists); and at the end (with images from Veduta and Résonance, etc.).
Published on the occasion the 13th Lyon Biennale, from September 2015 to January 2016 (www.biennaledelyon.com).

With Michael Armitage, Kader Attia, Darren Bader, Sammy Baloji, Yto Barrada, Nina Beier, Cecilia Bengolea & Jeremy Deller, Hicham Berrada, Camille Blatrix, Michel Blazy, Mohamed Bourouissa, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Nina Canell, George Condo, Alex Da Corte, Simon Denny, Jessica Diamond, Thomas Eggerer, Cyprien Gaillard, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Guan Xiao, Anthea Hamilton, He Xiangyu, Camille Henrot, Hannah Hurtzig, Cameron Jamie, Johannes Kahrs, Lai Chih-Sheng, Emmanuelle Lainé, Laura Lamiel, Liu Wei, Andreas Lolis, Magdi Mostafa, Daniel Naudé, Mike Nelson, Nguyen Trinh Thi, Otobong Nkanga, Katja Novitskova, Ahmet Öğüt, George Osodi, Anna Ostoya, Tony Oursler, Marina Pinsky, Julien Prévieux, Jon Rafman, Miguel Angel Rios, Ed Ruscha, Massinissa Selmani, Marinella Senatore, David Shrigley, Avery Singer, Lucie Stahl, Tatiana Trouvé, Andra Ursuta, Klaus Weber, T.J. Wilcox, Haegue Yang, Yuan Goang-Ming, Arseny Zhilyaev.

Also available, the digital catalogue (without the paper guide) in direct download.

See also the catalogues of the previous editions.

The download and reading of the digital book requires an appropriate application. The book is optimized for the following applications: Gitden (Android), iBooks (iPad), “Readium” extension for Chrome Browser (Windows), iBooks or “Readium” extension for Chrome Browser (iOS).
Due to the large file size (350 Mo), the download time may exceed half an hour in some configurations: thank you for your patience!
Edited by Nicolas Garait.
Texts by Thierry Raspail, Ralph Rugoff, Marc Chauveau, Abdelkader Damani and the artists.

Graphic design: ABM.
published in September 2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
14 x 21 cm (softcover)
128 pages (duotone ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-84066-818-3
EAN : 9782840668183
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