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 ; 2012: Berdaguer & Péjus, Bojan Šarčević; 2013: Saâdane Afif, Manfred Pernice; 2014: Thomas Bayrle, Guillaume Leblon; 2016: Jason Dodge; 2017: Ann Veronica Janssens; Maria Loboda ; 2018: Katinka Bock ; 2019: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané; 2021: Apichatpong Weerasethakul...).
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; 2018: OTIUM#3 - Jean-Marie Perdrix, Linda Sanchez, Dane Mitchell; 2019: OTIUM #4 - Leone Contini, Maria Laet, Kate Newby; 2022: La Fabrique du Nous #1 / Quels Territoires ?...).
Les ateliers d'été
du Laboratoire espace cerveau
Comment traverser les bouleversements du monde, comment s’y adapter ou plutôt comment changer notre vision du monde ? La création, le sensible, les imaginaires peuvent-ils participer d’un véritable renouvellement de nos perceptions et de nos modes d’être ?
Cet été 2023, les ateliers du Laboratoire espace cerveau invitent « à la fraîche » de 17h à 21h, dans un IAC métamorphosé pour l’occasion, artistes, chercheurs, praticiens et acteurs de terrains, habitants, flâneurs et chercheurs en herbe, à apprendre à nous transformer afin d’inventer ensemble le monde qui vient...
Jeune création internationale
The Lyon Biennale | 16th | Contemporary art
La Fabrique du Nous #1
Des voix traversées
La Fabrique du Nous #1
Quels territoires ?
Invitation aux habitantes et aux habitants, cette manifestation propose de s’approprier l’art comme moyen de (re)créer du lien de proximité.
La nécessité de mettre en partage nos questions, nos doutes et aussi nos émotions, se fait aujourd’hui manifeste. Aussi, par sa dimension sensible et la puissance de ses imaginaires, l’art peut contribuer à fabriquer ce nous. Disséminées dans la ville sous diverses formes (ateliers, marches, lectures...), les fabriques imaginées par les artistes avec les habitants, sont ici autant de moments d’échanges et de convivialité que de réalisations collectives.
Periphery of the Night
Exposition personnelle Apichatpong Weerasethakul
From films to artworks, environments to videos, an expanded conception of cinema is represented by this artist, who sees motion pictures as the deployment of our soul, an interface filtering the various processes that animate us, both visible and invisible. Presenting an immersive project for every room, in which animals and humans, ghosts and forests, the living and the dead cohabitate in slumbering interstitial worlds, the artist echoes the perceptual and cosmomorphic approaches of the IAC and the Laboratoire espace cerveau: the obscurity of these artworks is charged with subversive power, as though the experience of darkness might transform us and reactivate our conversation with the living. At the heart of this alternative half-light, the idea is to deploy a relational ecology that represents a true science of compassion.
Le début de la fin
Une proposition des diplômé·e·s de l’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon 2020
Ces jeunes artistes qui ont vu la fin de leurs études bouleversée et qui font aujourd’hui leur entrée dans la vie professionnelle dans des conditions chaotiques ont subi de plein fouet les effets de la crise sanitaire et c’est bien sûr un tel contexte pénalisant qui est à l’origine de ce projet.
Exposition "Rituel·le·s" en ligne
La Fabrique du Nous
"Rituel·le·s" à l'IAC & "Maïté Marra - Durgence l'amour" à URDLA
Espace Info Villeurbanne
Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni
After The Unmanned, a series of 8 films which retrace the History of computation in reverse, the artists have been working on a second cycle called The Everted Capital since 2018. This new project, conceived as a performative speculation on the future of value, attempts to produce, through each episode and via the protocols that they unfold, a fiction which exists as an alternative to that of capital.
Laboratoire espace cerveau - Station 16
“TOWARDS A COSMOMORPHIC WORLD” PROGRAMME
Jeune création internationale
2019 Lyon Biennal
This new set up continues to embody the aspect of young creation of the Lyon Biennial allowing visitors to discover a range of artistic propositions coming from an emerging local and international scene. It is anchored even more radically in the dynamics of the Biennale by inviting the curators of the Palais de Tokyo to participate to the artistic selection.
Leone Contini - Maria Laet - Kate Newby
Otium #4 groups together solo exhibitions by three artists from the same generation, coming from three continents: Leone Contini, Maria Laet and Kate Newby.
With simple and measured gestures, these artists share their desire to initiate other ways of being, in porosity with the environment, to which they accord their attention and their care. They propose a re-centering, an intake of breath, more often than not in connection with the earth, somewhere between germination, collection and reparation. In this slowed down temporality, Leone Contini, Maria Laet and Kate Newby, work to initiate or re-establish links between humans and things, often the most ordinary, that are no longer looked at or that can no longer be seen. Their practice is synonymous with organicity and the infra-thin.
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané
Ne voulais prendre ni forme, ni chair, ni matière
And so, the opening hours of the exhibition will change each day. As the length of the day grows longer, exhibition opening times will also increase symbolically, keeping pace with a natural rhythm. This original and unique experience will emphasize an alchemy which exists between the project and the artist and the place which hosts them both.
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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
Otium#3 collects the work of three artists, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Linda Sanchez, Dane Mitchell, who each have in common this idea of seizing matter as the foundation of their work. Mineral, organic and cosmic matter, volatile and in movement, is explored by each one of these artists, experimenting with its possibilities in different ways.
Approached in a cosmomorphic manner, this matter is as much an issue of human activities as of nature, since such a distinction no longer has any meaning. Seeking consistency, these artists use experiments and experiences as a way of producing their artistic forms. It is in this way that they intend to create and establish links with the environment, as if to intensify their relationship with what is.
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”.
[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
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
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