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14e biennale de lyon

apichatpong weerasethakul, damián ortega, fernando ortega, nairy baghramian
floating worlds - lyon
september 20, 2017 - january 7, 2018
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damián ortega, installation view of hollow/stuffed: market law, 2012, 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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nairy baghramian and damián ortega, installation views of the 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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nairy baghramian, installation views of dwindler_updraft, 2017, at the 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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fernando ortega, installation view of stolen time, 2017. 14th  biennale de lyon, 2017.

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damián ortega, installation view of hollow/stuffed: market law, 2012, 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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nairy baghramian and damián ortega, installation views of the 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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nairy baghramian, installation views of dwindler_updraft, 2017, at the 14e biennale de lyon, 2017.

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fernando ortega, installation view of stolen time, 2017. 14th  biennale de lyon, 2017.

 

kurimanzutto celebrates de participation of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Damián Ortega, Fernando Ortega and Nairy Baghramian in the 14e Biennale de Lyon: Floating Worlds.

 

The 2017 Biennale de Lyon is the second volume of a trilogy that explores the concept of "modernity" in the art of our time. Seen from the perspective of one of the most important philosophers and sociologist of our time, Zygmunt Bauman, our liquid society is moved by galloping globalization that a generates a constant mobility and accelerated flow of the world and our identities. 

 

His critique of modernity, to which he ascribes a totalitarian essence in which security occupies an invasive place to the detriment of freedom, calls for a re-evaluation of the place of the individual in the world, so that the individual will remain able and wise enough to steer his way around in it.

 

That being said, the fourteen edition takes its title Floating world from the Japanese word ukiyô, which describes a view of the world as impermanent and continuously renewing itself as a new source of freedom and creativity.