A World of Endless Promise
The 16th Lyon Biennale: Manifesto of Fragility
- A World of Endless Promise presents a panorama of past and current moments of global perseverance and proposes future forms of being in the world
- Accompanies an exhibition at Lyon, Guimet Museums 14 September - 31 December 2022
A World of Endless Promise assembles a host of creative practices by 88 artists from 39 countries that are spread across 12 locations spanning several centuries of Lyon’s rich history.
Whether through the issues they tackle, or the materials they use, these artists’ diverse approaches represent varied understandings of our current state of global uncertainty and has the potential to inform our thinking about generative paths of resistance. In recognising that artists, past and present, are often among the most vulnerable voices in our societies, the exhibition also brings together works of art and objects spanning millennia that bare their scars and deformities, share forgotten accounts of turmoil, and draw attention to the indelible traces of time. And it is exactly there, at the heart of their fragility, that the promise of a truly changed world begins.