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01 May 2012

École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France

©Ensba Lyon

Many Colored Hands Placed Side by Side to Form a Row of Many Colored Hands
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France


Opening on May 2nd, 2012, at 6.30 p.m
Curator : Émilie Renard
Exhibition from Thursday May 3rd to Saturday June 30th, 2012

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École nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts
8 bis quai Saint Vincent
69001 LYON

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Boris Achour — Scoli Acosta — Hippolyte Bayard — Benjamin Blaquart — Walter R. Booth — Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz — Claude Cahun — Gino De Dominicis — Michel François — Aurélien Froment — Léon Gimpel — Allen Ginsberg — Douglas Gordon — Emmanuelle Lainé — Albert Londe — james r. murphy — Félix Nadar — Yvonne Rainer — Richard Serra — Gustave Soury — Alfred Stieglitz — Georges Tony Stoll

From spring 2012, the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon launched a program of regular exhibitions in the 'Réfectoire des Nonnes'. It is entrusted until 2013 to Émilie Renard, an independent curator.

As a testing, training and knowledge-sharing ground, the program reflects the unique position of the Réfectoire des Nonnes within an Art School. Many aspects of what is at stake in art teaching are tackled while running and organizing exhibitions and events at the Réfectoire des nonnes. Concretely, the students are involved in the various steps of an exhibition preparation process according to the curriculum of the school.

The first exhibition will be on hand, both because of academic study and sign of recognition of the unique identity, and the notion of collection. The hands reflect the duality of our own body. Quasi-object from the perspective of the image, a hand carved photographed or is a fragment, a full member of the human anatomy, a piece of the skeleton. Conversely, a hand is, after the face, the most exposed and most individuated body and is also marked as a face can be sexed by characters and social. It is the tool that touches and manipulates, which designates and indexes the words before, and which, under the leadership of reflex precedes thought. The succession of 'colored hands' line in the exhibition will move from one hand to another as in a crossfade between these two poles, limb cut expressive hand, engaged with the world. Will be presented alongside historical works and creations of contemporary artists, photography, sculptures, videos and installations.

Free entrance from Wednesday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.