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The 16th Lyon Biennale: manifesto of fragility positions fragility at the heart of a generative form of resistance that is emboldened by the past, responsive to the present and primed for the future. In acknowledging fragility as one of few universally felt truths in our divided world, the Biennale assembles a host of creative practices and objects spanning two millennia that variously speak to the vulnerabilities of people and places, past and present, near and far. Conceived as a collective statement authored through word, image, sound and movement by 200 artists and creatives, it calls on a community of resilient voices to draft a manifesto for a world that is blamelessly fragile. The Biennale is structured around three distinct yet inter-connected layers, where fragility and resistance are explored through the lens of the individual, the city, and the world respectively. : The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet, Beirut and the Golden Sixties et A world of endless promise

A world of endless promise, on view here and at eleven other locations across the city of Lyon representing Lyon’s diverse cultural and architectural history, embodies various faces of fragility through contemporary and historical artworks, new site-specific commissions, and a diversity of objects. It presents a panorama of past and current moments of global perseverance and proposes future forms of being in the world.

Featuring

  • manifesto of fragility

Mohammad Al FarajSophia, 2018

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  • manifesto of fragility

Hashel Al LamkiRodinia, 2022

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Lucile BoironMater, 2022

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  • manifesto of fragility

Leyla CárdenasRemoved, 2022

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  • manifesto of fragility

Puck VerkadePlague, 2019

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  • manifesto of fragility

Raed Yassin

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  • manifesto of fragility

Zhang Ruyi

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  • manifesto of fragility

Zhang Yunyao

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