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France: Exceptional Motorcycle Exhibition in Top Museum

  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  Events Exhibitions France
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Travelling
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One of France's top museum is located in Lyon Click for map, a city known for art, design and food. The museum is called Mac-Lyon Open Mac-Lyon link in a new window, which stands for Musee d'Art Contemporain de Lyon and it's one of France's top contemporary art museums.

Motopoetique expo

This museum now has an exhibition that will interest any motorcycle lover, whether they are into art or not. Starting now until April 20th they have an exhibition called Motopoetique Open Motopoetique link in a new window (which freely translated stands for Motorcycle Poetry).

The exhibition deals with motorcycle and the biker culture. A total of 200 works are exhibited from 42 international artists. The motorcycle exhibition deals with the relationship between motorcycle and biker. As the curator, Paul Ardene said "the motorbike is paradigmatic of the relationship that man can develop with machines". You can read more on what the curator has to say by clicking here Open by clicking here link in a new window.

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Open image in a new window  Exhibition’s view: Motopoetique at the Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon (21 February – 20 April 2014)
© photo Blaise Adilon
© Adagp, Paris 2014

The list of artists exhibiting at the museum:

Conrad Bakker (Canada)
Elisabetta Benassi (Italy)
Janet Biggs (USA)
Tïa-Calli Borlase (France)
BP (France)
Alain Bublex (France) 
Benedetto Bufalino (France)
Clayton Burkhart (USA)
Andrea Cera (Italy) 
Cristina Da Silva (Switzerland) & Olivier Mosset (Switzerland)
Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane (UK)
Laurent Faulon (France)
Chris Gilmour (UK)
Shaun Gladwell (Australia)
Bernard Joisten (France)
Ali Kazma (Turkey)
Kevin Laisné (France)
Florent Lamouroux (France)
Gonzalo Lebrija (Mexico)
Ange Leccia (France)
Tuomo Manninen (Finland)
Luc Mattenberger (Switerland)
Myriam Mechita (France)
Maro Michalakakos (Greece)
Charles Moody (USA)
Mélodie Mousset (France)
Jean-Michel Pancin (France)
Pierre et Gilles (France)
Gérard Rancinan (France)
Jean-Baptiste Sauvage (France)
Lionel Scoccimaro (France)
Julien Serve (France)
Michaela Spiegel (France)
Xavier Veilhan (France)
Patrick Weidmann (Switzerland)
Moo Chew Wong (Malaysia)
Raphaël Zarka (France)
Brigitte Zieger (Germany)

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Open image in a new window  Exhibition’s view: Motopoetique at the Musee d’art contemporain de Lyon (21 February–20 April 2014)
Tïa-Calli Borlase, Two Ghosts and One Devil, Part One and Part Two, 2013-2014/Photographs of Gerard Rancinan
© photo Blaise Adilon
© Adagp, Paris 2014

So if you're up for a nice trip to a really cool city for some of world's best food and a trip to this museum, you still have time to plan to go for a weekend. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Opening hours are between 11:00 and 18:00. There is food available at the premises.

Ticket price: $6.00 (less than a tank of gas)

Motopoetique expo

Click here to read more about the Motopoetique exhibition Open Mac-Lyon link in a new window. (in English)

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