URBAN ART EXHIBITION IN THE OLD LYON
RESONANCE WITH LYON BIENNALE 2019
18-09 to 31-10-2019
The urban art exhibition in the Old Lyon aims to bring together contemporary art and heritage of the historical site of Lyon, added to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List, on the occasion of and in resonance with the Lyon 2019 Biennale of Contemporary Art.
It is organized by the association Art et Patrimoine Vieux-Lyon, in collaboration with the Lyon Biennale and the Slika Gallery (Lyon 2nd district), with the financial support of the City of Lyon and private partners in the Old Lyon:
– Rocambole Cafe and Illustre Wine Bar
– TETEDOIE Restaurant
– Bouchon Rouge Restaurant
– The Maison du Guignol and the Boutique du Petit Musée de Guignol
The exhibition runs for six weeks, from September 18 to October 31, 2019
THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION ON 19-09-2019
Opening of the exhibition Steph Cop, ARO sculpture, cour du palais St-Jean
Opening of the exhibition Eltono, fresco “Eboulement” (“Rockslide”), Montée des Chazeaux
TO LEARN MORE ON THE 15TH EDITION OF LYON 2019 BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART:
« RENDEZVOUS WITH CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE HERITAGE OF THE OLD LYON » (2018-2019)
DISSEMINATION-PROMOTION ON THE INTERNET OF THE PROJECT CARRIED OUT BY THE PUPILS OF THE FULCHIRON AND GERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS OF THE OLD LYON
ON THE OCCASION OF THE LYON 2019 BIENNALE
The project is part of the artistic and cultural education program in schools, a mandatory activity in elementary schools.
The project was carried out during the 2018-2019 school year, in both Fulchiron and Gerson elementary schools in the Old Lyon.
The pupils’ practice is at the heart of the project, which aims to raise awareness among children in year 5-6 classes (aged 9-10 years) in both schools, of the heritage of their neighborhood and living environment, and to have them create and produce artistic works related to the surrounding heritage.
The twenty-one works created by the seventy pupils from the three classes participating in the project are shown over a two-week period, from 13 to 28 September 2019, at the Old Lyon annex of the Town Hall of the 5th district of Lyon, on the occasion of the 2019 Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art.
A unique encounter between an artist, Erutti and the children:
supervised by the artist, the children expressed their creativity and created works expressing their feelings, their imagination, and their today’s view of the Old Lyon heritage, which is their daily living environment.
the project is coordinated by the neighborhood council with the two elementary schools Fulchiron and Gerson of the Old Lyon; the MJC (Maison de la Jeunesse et de la Culture) of the Old Lyon is associated for the organization of the dissemination of the project to the inhabitants of the Old Lyon, on the occasion of the 2019 Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art.
It is the neighborhood council Quartiers Anciens which historically initiated the project of
in situ contemporary art installations in the Old Lyon during the Lyon Biennale.
In summary, the project began in the fall of 2018 with a guided visit to the Old Lyon with André Pelletier, an honorary university professor specializing in the history of the city of Lyon. He told the children the history of the Old Lyon and its main monuments. The pupils chose heritage elements that interested them and diverted them with other pieces from contemporary art. Their creative work was spread over the 2018-2019 school year, supervised by the intervening artist, Erutti.
Among the works produced, a well of the Renaissance period, a sculpture inspired by Roman shipwrecks, a gargoyle head transformed into a frog, Claudian tables (Roman period) with a computer keyboard, a cathedral rose window, a Gothic arch…
Project leader: Roger Guir
Artist-intervenor in the project: Erutti
More about the artist Erutti : http://eruttir.wixsite.com/erutti
Erutti artist with three pupils from Fulchiron elementary school, 13-06-2019