Sunday, 17 March 2013

A visit to Lyon's Museum of Contemporary Art

Sunday afternoon and it's cold and windy. Hmm. Okay then, 'let's go to the contemporary art museum' we said. So we did.

I mean, I'm no expert on contemporary art but I do enjoy going to exhibitions. My reactions range from 'what a load of rubbish! And he/she gets PAID for this??!!' to 'wow! That's really weird' to 'oh yes, I really like this exhibit (for some reason or another which I don't feel the need to delve into)'. I just like what I like and don't like what I don't like. Simple.

Lyon's Museum of Contemporary Art features three artists right now, two of which I quite liked, so here are some photos of their work, starting with the Moroccon origin artist Latifa Echakhch. Her work consists of reconstituting both a personal and collective memory of the history of Spain and Morocco, and her works are laid out like 'micro-territories', or, in her own words, "As soon as I start thinking about an exhibition I wonder what landscape I'm going to display".

No commentary from me needed, so I hope you enjoy them.

Here is the work of Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping, who explores the principles of permanence and change, the old and the new. He was a highly controversial artist in China in the 1980s, during which he founded the Xiamen Dada Group (in 1986) and burnt many of his works in front of the Xiamen museum as a protest against the prevailing and repressive cultural climate in China.

I enjoyed these two exhibitions very much, but I must say that the most beautiful sight of all to be seen in Lyon's Museum of Contemporary Art today was..................... girlfriend.

Have a good Sunday night folks, full of good things.


  1. I have to say not my taste at all but it is interesting to seen nonetheless. Have a good week.

    1. Hi Diane, and I don't like all modern art either, far from it. Still, I go to exhibitions to look for the few pieces which I find interesting for one reason or another. AND, it's a nice way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Have a good evening.

  2. İ could not live with any of these but yes interesting to see,thank you for putting them up Frip.What i wonder is where these pieces go,who buys them or if no one does where do they end up.My Ma used to make pots and sculpture but her works were far more organic-based on interesting pebbles mostly.My brother has them all now,huh.
    A good place to take your lady love-what a sweet ending to the story!

    1. Hi, how are you? Hey your ma's works sound like they'd be worth looking at. Are there any photos of them online? As to the exhibits, private ones are sold if possible of course, but state-owned ones often end up wrapped and stacked in dusty storage after they've lived their viewable lives and can't be sold.

  3. I like Huang Young Ping's work very much and you are right, the human gift at the end is the best.