Manifesto of fragility

16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art

14.09.22 – 31.12.22

Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Felrath

Defying the laws of gravity, the installation consists of furniture and old display cabinets once used in Lyon’s former natural history museum suspended from the ceiling of this disused hall. In addition to the old furniture, cocoon shaped sculptures titled Nest hover in the space. Calling to mind the chrysalises once displayed in the cabinets, they appear as levitating bodies. This installation, redolent of uprooting, reflects on the sense of floating in uncertainty that defines our transient times.