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01 Sep 2008

5 new exhibitions at MAC Lyon

Fuckface (Kendell Geers), 2007. Photography.
© Photography: Lydie Nesvadba.

Kendell Geers / Lori Hersberger / RDV08 / Christian Lhopital / Blaise Adilon


Preview: 18.09.08 at 7 pm
Exhibition: from 19.09.08 to
Wednesday to sunday
12 pm to 7 pm.

+33 4 72 69 17 17
+33 4 72 69 17 00

81 quai Charles de Gaulle
69006 Lyon, France

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Irrespektiv is the title of the exhibition which the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon has produced together with the SMAK, Gand (Belgium), the BPS 22, Charleroi (Belgium), the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento (Italy) and the Baltic Flour Mills, Newcastle (UK). This European show, always changing in each museum, represents the first extensive retrospective of the artist. It covers different aspects which run like red threads through Kendell Geers entire oeuvre, e.g.questions of geography, linguistics, politics, society, sexuality and psychology. On the occasion of the show at the museum the artist has specially created new artworks for the exhibition space.


Since the beginning of his career Hersberger has been alternately working with painting, architecture and video. By making use of real mirrors in his works, Hersberger attempts to evoke a particularly intense atmosphere. Serigraphy, fluorescent inks and neon colours determine the rhythm of his installations. By his gesture (spraying, dripping or making use of sponges), colours go beyond the frame, penetrate the surrounding walls or squirt the mirrors lying on the floor. On the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon the artist will specially create new artworks.


Since 2002 the exhibition Rendez-Vous has taken place once a year. It was initiated by Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon in close collaboration with the Ecole nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon. In 2003 the Institut of Contemporary Art in Villeurbanne joined the two, and it is since this time that these three institutions coproduce the show. The exhibition is understood as a platform for mutual exchange. It has the aim to help young artists to establish their international and professional networks. The project encourages artists to work with all media and in all genres: painting, sculpture, video, installations... and at the same time to create new artworks.


At the occasion of a first exhibition of Christian Lhopital, two large drawings are entered in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art Lyon.  Twenty-four years after, the Museum invites Christian Lhopital to create a new work, produced by the Museum.  Made on the walls of the Museum, drawing invests the entirety of a room almost like an installation. Christian Lhopital deploys on the white wall and with the use of graphite powder, a material lighter and volatile that he applies directly with fingers or by rubbing with a cloth, a cloudy space.


Four films of Blaise Adilon will be presented in the conference room.

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