Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon, France
20 September, 2017–7 January, 2018
Directed by Emma Lavigne + Thierry Raspail
Curator Emma Lavigne (director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz) reinterprets the term modern, setting it in the context of a fluid and extended modernity. The Biennale will explore the legacy and reach of the concept of the modern in today’s art. Mohri is related with Marcel Duchamp and David Tudor.
Erik Satie, Marcel Duchamp (as well as John Cage) . . . . Each of them avoided easy humanism and navigated a difficult time nonchalantly. They wholly opened themselves up to coincidences (what happened by chance), errors (what should not have happened), portents (what might happen) and silence (what did not happen?), and lovingly treated them with a generous passivity, savoring all the complex flavors hidden in such incidents—their “rich impurity,” so to speak—without ever simplifying it.
Their acceptance of the complex as it is, the humor in their work, and their “way of living through inadvertence”: these are what I always turn to these artists for.
(translation: Gaku Kondo)
14th Biennale de Lyon: Floating Worlds