The solo exhibition is the closest to the artist and his work and is a basic principle of events at the Institute (2006: Anthony McCall, Allen Ruppersberg; 2007: Frangois CurIet, Jef Geys; 2009: Laurent Montaron; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican; 2011: Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester 2009 : Laurent Montaron ; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican ; 2011 : Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester). 2009 : Laurent Montaron ; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican ; 2011 : Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester; 2012: Berdaguer & Péjus, Bojan Šarčević; 2013: Saâdane Afif, Manfred Pernice; 2014: Thomas Bayrle, Guillaume Leblon; 2016: Jason Dodge; 2017: Ann Veronica Janssens).
Group and theme exhibitions focus on the issues of creative art today; these are more experimental and occasional (2008: Fabricateurs d’espaces; 2011: Yes, We Don't, 2013: 1966-79; 2015: RIDEAUX / blinds; Otium #1 - De Mineralis, Pierres de vision & Kata Tjuta; Otium #2 - Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me & Collection 15; 2016: Le Temps de l'audace et de l'engagement).
Un automne sous le signe des 40 ans de l’IAC
On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, beyond festivities or an overview, this autumn the IAC is presenting a snapshot of its activities – exhibitions, collection, emerging creation, talks – within the very dynamic of experimentation and research. In a time of accelerated transformations, the IAC is reaffirming its original dimension as a laboratory now more than ever, supporting artists and researchers of all kinds.
Collection à l'étude
Alongside the experiment undertaken in Villeurbanne with various cultural organisations, in 2018 the IAC is presenting a selection of works that include both recent acquisitions and works from the existing collection.
Radio / Tomorrow’s Sculpture
Radio is the third part in the Tomorrow’s Sculpture cycle dedicated to the artist by three exhibition venues in Europe (the Mudam Luxembourg, the Kunst Museum Winterthur, and the IAC). In what will be the artist’s first project designed for several institutions, Tomorrow’s Sculpture variously unfolds based on a shared pre-selection of artworks and constitutes a prism through which Katinka Bock explores the cornerstones of her sculptural practice – the notions of flux, matter, and space – in multiple variations.
Jean-Marie Perdrix, Linda Sanchez, Dane Mitchell
Jean-Marie Perdrix - Linda Sanchez - Dane Mitchell
Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham
The Middle Earth
Mediterranean Project by Maria Thereza Alves & Jimmie Durham
This new and original collaboration comes from the artists’ desire to explore together the territory where they live, in a poetic and critical fashion.
After a period in Marseille, followed by Rome and then Naples where they regularly travel, Alves and Durham settled on the coast of the “inland sea” following a continuous and committed period of roaming that led them away from the American continent and all the way to Europe. In a similar vein to Jimmie Durham’s Eurasian Project, begun in 1994 just after his departure from America, and the project Seeds of Change that Maria Thereza Alves began in the port of Marseille in 1999, the idea of The Middle Earth began to form little by little, in search of that vast continent, not at all defined by borders, but rather something that is completely imagined and dreamed, and thus, endless.
Rendez—Vous I Biennale de Lyon 2017
Jeune création internationale
Created by the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon in 2002, Rendez-vous, an international platform for young creative artists with funding from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, uniquely in France, involves the combined energies of four separate institutions: the Biennale de Lyon, the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon, the Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes and the Musée d’art contemporain de Lyon.
Artistic direction of the event is shared by all four.
presence in the world. Through a diversified practice, including calligraphy as well as documentary or performance pieces, the Taiwan-born artist creates zones of passage
revealing the silent movements animating and traversing the universe.
Using sharing as its modality, it examines the bonds of coexistence uniting phenomena opening our eyes to unsuspected convergences.
Le Tour de France 1969 d'Eddy Merckx / Les Plantes médicinales
La Fête, La Musique, La Noce
Ann Veronica Janssens
Collection of Frac Auvergne
2006 Immersions 2016
Dans le cadre du projet expérience IAC
Né en 1978 en tant que Nouveau Musée, puis devenu l’Institut suite à la fusion avec le Frac Rhône-Alpes en 1998, l’IAC propose pour cette édition 2016 de revenir sur dix années de création, d’expositions, d’acquisitions et de recherche, menées par sa directrice Nathalie Ergino.
Laboratoire espace cerveau - Station (1)0
Launching of the “towards a cosmomorphic world” programme
In the light of both recent-day scientific achievements -in neurosciences, astrophysics, anthropology- and the reassessment of practices such as hypnosis, telepathy, shamanism and animism, the Laboratoire espace cerveau offers itself, from the perspective of artistic experimenting, as a gathering point for researchers and artists willing to share intuition as their driving force, collective vision as their common ground, and exchange as their working method.
Transdisciplinary by nature, the Lab evolves on a gradual scale, in various stages. These stages make up so many investigative units, and may assume various forms, such as workshops, lectures, or a particular focus on a body of works, whether in-site or off-site, as the 2012 display at the Centre Pompidou-Metz bears witness to
Behind this machine anyone with a mind who cares can enter.
Behind this machine anyone with a mind who cares can enter.
Laboratoire espace cerveau - Retour sur Gianni Colombo & Paul Sharits
EN AMORCE DE LA STATION (1)0
Interdisciplinary in nature, this project brings together thinking and experiences from artists and researchers in the humanities and physical sciences (anthropologists, astrophysicists, art historians, neurophysiologists), covering progress in neurosciences and astrophysics along with current practises in hypnosis and shamanism...
LE TEMPS DE L'AUDACE ET DE L’ENGAGEMENT - DE LEUR TEMPS (5) -
Collections privées françaises
IAC / The Association for the international distribution of French Art (ADIAF)
In the context of the 5th edition of De leur temps, the triennial exhibition of the ADIAF, the Institut d’art contemporain presents a new instance of collections of French contemporary art through a selection of artworks that have been acquired since 2012. Reflecting the vitality of French collectors when it comes to contemporary art, this event has the vocation of sharing the passion of these collectors, while showing the extent of their involvement with the art “of their time”.
Demain dans la bataille pense à moi
[Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me]
In June 2015, the IAC presented OTIUM #1, consisting of two parts: De Mineralis, pierres de visions & Kata Tjuta.
In December 2015, the IAC is presenting the collective project Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me, bringing together French and international artists.
Rendez—Vous, Jeune création internationale I Biennale de Lyon 2015
Made possible by the complementarity of these institutions, Rendez-vous proposes to reinforce the connections between different domains of competence, in this way opening increased perspectives to the chosen artists.
Since 2009, ten curators from ten international biennials have been invited to contribute to Rendez-vous. Each edition is the opportunity to invite new biennials.
Projet hors les murs de la Salle de bains
De Mineralis, pierres de visions & Kata Tjuta
The research subjects introduced here, fundamentally linked to the preoccupations and concerns of the IAC, will be further developed in the context of the Station 10 of the Laboratory space brain in December of 2015.
They build upon the recent attempts to be freed from the terms and conditions of the aesthetic experience in its usual acceptance, so as to privilege the attention, perception and sensations of the visitor (following exhibition The Collection Under Review, Artwork Experiences, 2014).
The Institute, having placed research at the heart of its activities since its creation, presents itself as a place of Otium: an intermediary lapse of time, a time for thought, for mediation, propitious to intuition and awareness.
The gardens, like the interior spaces, will be opened, welcoming these projects developed in an elsewhere, becoming, for a Summer, a here.
RIDEAUX / blinds
Collection à l'étude à Villeurbanne
Collection Under Review in Villeurbanne, Artwork experiences presented by the Brainspace Laboratory
Ecole Nationale de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique (E.N.M.) Villeurbanne
MLIS [Maison du Livre, de l’Image et du Son François Mitterrand] Villeurbanne
Le Rize Villeurbanne
Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) Villeurbanne
URDLA - centre international estampe & livre Villeurbanne
à dos de cheval avec le peintre
Young international artists
By Laurent Montaron
Blue time, blue time, blue time...
As surveyors of sensitivity, the artists shown seek to render visible the impalpable and the imperceptible and what we cannot construct as a representation.
Berdaguer & Péjus
Of Spirits and Empty Spaces
International platform dedicated to young creative artists
Yes, we don’t
Nichts Geht Mehr
Kiss My Mondialisation
12 by 2
La vie à l'épreuve
JEUNE CRÉATION INTERNATIONALE
Laboratoire Espace Cerveau Station 1 / Lancement
9 evenings : art, theater & engineering
Ambition d’art is a milestone for the Institute and the focus for numerous events: a colloquium, two days of international meetings and a region-wide tour showing works from the Rhône-Alpes Collection in resonance with Ambition d’art.
9e Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon
00's - L'histoire d'une décennie qui n'est pas encore nommée
Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon
La Sucrière Lyon
Fondation Bullukian Lyon
The exhibition designed by the artist for the Institut d’art contemporain is a specific project paying a tribute to Sol LeWitt after the death of this great exponent of minimal art. Joe Scanlan uses his own vocabulary to address the relation between his work and Sol LeWitt and minimalism.
One Of Many - Origins And Variants
Between You And I et autres films de lumière solide
Let's Turn or Turn Around