June 2, 2007 - Biennale de Lyon - 00s – The history of a decade that has not yet been named
June 2, 2007

00s – The history of a decade that has not yet been named

2007 Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art
00s The history of a decade that has not yet been named
September 19, 2007-January 6, 2008

Artistic director: Thierry Raspail, conception: Stéphanie Moisdon & Hans Ulrich Obrist

Preview: September 17-18, 2007 Opening: September 18, 2007

Conceived of as a history and geography manual in the form of a game, the 2007 Lyon Biennial is inviting sixty-six Players from all over the world, distributed in two circles. Forty-nine of them (curators, art critics) are being asked to answer the following question: “Who, in your opinion, is the artist who best represents this decade?” A second circle is composed of seventeen other Players artists each devising a program, a system or a problematics intended to define the decade in progress.
(The Player > The Artist)

Francis McKee > Jumana Emil Abboud
Peio Aguirre > Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa
Hamza Walker > Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla
Tom Morton > Charles Avery
Jacob Fabricius > Dave Hullfish Bailey
Marta Kuzma > Thomas Bayrle
Gilbert Vicario > Erick Beltran
Rachael Thomas > Gerard Byrne
Dorothea von Hantelmann > James Coleman
Joanna Mytkowska > Minerva Cuevas
Beatrix Ruf > Keren Cytter
Stefan Kalmar > Dot Dot Dot Magazine
Hu Fang > Cao Fei
Massimiliano Gioni > Urs Fischer
Francesca Grassi > Ryan Gander
Suman Gopinath > Sheela Gowda
Pooja Sood > Shilpa Gupta
Scott Rothkopf > Wade Guyton
Eric Troncy > David Hamilton
Nicolas Trembley > Christian Holstad
Giovanni Carmine > Norma Jeane
Lauri Firstenberg > Adrià Julià
Trevor Smith > Brian Jungen
Hou Hanru > Ömer Ali Kazma
Susanne Pfeffer > Annette Kelm
Adriano Pedrosa > Marcellvs L.
Stuart Comer > Hilary Lloyd
Jochen Volz > Cinthia Marcelle
Dan Fox > Nathaniel Mellors
Vincent Pécoil > Ohad Meromi
Tirdad Zolghadr > Museum of American Art
Raimundas Malasauskas > Darius Miksys
Mathieu Copeland > Mai-Thu Perret
Andrea Viliani > Seth Price
Daniel Birnbaum > Tomas Saraceno
Jens Hoffmann > Tino Sehgal
Philippe Vergne > Ranjani Shettar
Julieta Gonzalez > Simon Starling
Yves Aupetitallot > Una Szeemann
Francesco Manacorda > Armando Andrade Tudela
Natasa Petresin > Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
Pierre Bal-Blanc > Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet
Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-Yio, Augustine Zenakos > Kostis Velonis
Anne Pontégnie > Kelley Walker
Sean OToole > James Webb
Pi Li > Liu Wei
Thomas Boutoux > Jia Zhang-ke


Saâdane Afif
Jérôme Bel
Paul Chan & Jay Sanders
Elie During
Trisha Donnelly
Claire Fontaine
Michel Houellebecq > Rem Koolhaas, Rosemarie Tröckel, Thea Djordjadze
Pierre Joseph > Benoît Broisat, Etienne Chambaud, Cyprien Gaillard, Mark Geffriaud, Fabien Giraud, Benoit Maire, Bruno Persat, Raphael Siboni, Raphael Zarka, Collectif 1.0.3
Markus Miessen
Josh Smith
Rirkrit Tiravanija
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Professional Preview and Opening events – September 17th-18th 2007
Main Reception: La Sucrière, 47/49 Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon, France

– Monday 17th
Open 12.00 to 19.00

– Tuesday 18th
Open 12.00 to 22.00
18.00: General Opening & Only Lyon Award Ceremony
Troubles Jeux : a round table organized by Elie During at the Fondation Bullukian attended by the Lyon Biennial Players & Artists
SPECIAL EVENT a coproduction with Opéra National de Lyon
Jérôme Bel – The Show must go on Opéra National de Lyon
– 17th September 20h30: preview, invitation only
– 18, 19, 20 September 20h30: professional rate 10 euros, online booking from June 2007 on www.biennale-de-lyon.org

Full events and performances program available on June 30th

The Venues
La Sucrière
Institut dart contemporain
Fondation Bullukian
Musée dart contemporain de Lyon

Professional Relations Management
For registration, accomodation and general information:
Nicolas Garait
33 (0)4 72 07 41 41


2007 Lyon Biennial of Contemporary Art 3 rue du Président Edouard Herriot
BP 1137
69203 Lyon Cedex 01 – France
Phone: 33 (0)4 72 07 41 41
Fax: 33(0)4 72 00 03 13


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