Edi Dubien: Man of a Thousand Natures / With a Hint of Adventure / Crossover: Jimmy Richer x Prometheus Delivered by Thomas Feuerstein

Edi Dubien: Man of a Thousand Natures / With a Hint of Adventure / Crossover: Jimmy Richer x Prometheus Delivered by Thomas Feuerstein

Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon

Left to right: Edi Dubien, Être enfin pour toujours, 2020. Jean Jullien, 2020. Jimmy Richer, 2020.

October 6, 2020
Edi Dubien: Man of a Thousand Natures
L’homme aux mille natures
With a Hint of Adventure
Comme un parfum d’aventure
Crossover: Jimmy Richer x Prometheus Delivered by Thomas Feuerstein
October 7, 2020–January 3, 2021
Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon
81 quai Charles de Gaulle
Cité Internationale
69006 Lyon
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 11am–6pm

T +33 4 72 69 17 17
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Edi Dubien, L’homme aux mille natures [Man of a Thousand Natures]
The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon hosts Edi Dubien for his first solo museum exhibition. This self-taught artist has been making a name for himself over the past few years with his accomplished drawings of an impressive psychological depth: in particular, his representations of taciturn children and teenagers. Their gaze is absent, elusive, at times direct, but always imbued with emotion and humanity. Often accompanied by animals, translated into sculptures for this exhibition, these young figures subtly embody some of the fundamental questions connected to the construction of one’s identity and the freedom of self-expression. Particularly in today’s world, both public and private, where violence, whether physical or mental, has been normalized or rendered banal.

Curator: Matthieu Lelièvre

Comme un parfum d’aventure [With a Hint of Adventure]
This exhibition is directly inspired by the recent collective, worldwide experience of confinement, which was imposed more or less simultaneously for health reasons on the majority of people on the planet. Its main thrust is an exploration of the question of travel, whether impeded or imposed, voluntary or provoked, individually or in a group, and the consequences of it for those affected. It takes the form of an investigation across history, drawing on the collections of the Lyon Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée d’Art Contemporain (macLYON). Alongside these works, the exhibition juxtaposes works borrowed or specifically created by artists living in France, not to say geographically close to macLYON. The experience of moving through the exhibition and viewing the works is designed to encourage visitors to reflect on the links between political ideologies, economic systems, climate change and migration flows.

Artists: Marina Abramović & Ulay, Vito Acconci, Giulia Andreani, Ismaïl Bahri, Zbyněk Baladrán, Fabienne Ballandras, François Bellay, Laura Ben Haïba et Rémi De Chiara, Louis-Antoine Beysson, Guillaume Bijl, Claude Bonnefond, Arièle Bonzon, Eugène Boudin, Victor Brauner, Thibault Brunet, Nidhal Chamekh, Lucie Chaumont, Paul Chenavard, Ali Cherri, Joseph Cornell, Christine Crozat, Marc Desgrandchamps, Theresia Deslandes, Jean Dubuffet, Antoine Duclaux, Gaëlle Foray, Jean-François Gavoty, Hans Hartung, Philippe-Auguste Hennequin, Jean Jullien, Nicolas Jullien, Smaïl Kanouté, Géraldine Kosiak, Raymond Lafage, Wifredo Lam, Prosper Marilhat, Henri Matisse, Florent Meng, Claude Monet, Charles-Louis Muller, Yoko Ono, Panamarenko, Jean-Xavier Renaud, Fleury Richard, Peter Robinson, Clara Saracho de Almeida, Chloé Serre, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Lise Stoufflet, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Benjamin Testa, Barthélémy Toguo, Warlukurlangu, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Erwin Wurm, William Wyld, Carmelo Zagari, Zohreh Zavareh, Radouan Zeghidour

Curators: Marilou Laneuville, Head of exhibitions department, macLYON and Matthieu Lelièvre, Artistic advisor, macLYON

Crossover: Jimmy Richer X Prometheus Delivered by Thomas Feuerstein
With Jimmy Richer, an artist born in 1989 in Montpellier, the macLYON is launching a new exhibition format called Crossover. The idea is to create a dialogue between works in the museum’s collection and works by emerging artists. “Crossover” is a term from the world of graphic fiction: characters from different series are brought together as antagonists, protagonists or allies. This protean exhibition cross references artistic practices, periods and generations. It encourages us to approach the collection with a fresh eye, while at the same time supporting cutting-edge contemporary creation.

Jimmy Richer’s work on the walls of the mezzanine in macLYON interacts with Prometheus Delivered (2017-2019), a sculpture by Austrian artist Thomas Feuerstein which entered the macLYON collection after the 15th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Where Water Comes Together With Other Water.

Press contacts:
Muriel Jaby / Élise Vion-Delphin
T +33 (0)4 72 69 17 05 / 25
communication [​at​] mac-lyon.com

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