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Ed Ruscha, The Back of Hollywood, 1977 - 56 x 203 cm Collection macLYON - © Photo : Blaise Adilon
John Baldessari, Yeah I know…, 2015, Impression jet d'encre vernie et acrylique sur toile - 161 x 136,8 x 4,1 cm Courtesy de l'artiste, Marian Good...
Brian Calvin, Shared Borders, 2016, Acrylique sur toile - 198,1 x 142,2 cm Courtesy de l'artiste et Almine Rech © Photo Moira Tarmy
Billy Al Bengston, Billy Al’s Shirt, 2016 Broderie sur rayonne imprimée, 76,2 x 55,9 cm. Courtesy de l’artiste © Photo : Alan Shaffer
Henry Taylor, G Related, 2004 Technique mixte sur toile, 196,6 x 109 cm Courtesy de l'artiste et Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
Frigo génération - Bourgey oreille bleu
Frigo génération - Studio Bellevue

Los Angeles, a fiction / Frigo Generation

From the 8th March to the 9th July 2017, 2 exhibitions at macLYON (Contemporary Art Museum of  Lyon)

Los Angeles, a fiction

Say Los Angeles and you immediately start thinking in terms of clichés: the movies, the entertainment industry, literature, the city itself… But how much of that is a myth, and where does the truth lie? Such are the questions the exhibition aims to answer…

Several generations of artists and authors have addressed the issue of this legendary city, object of fantasies and projections, and have attempted to tell fact from fiction when evoking its landscapes, recreational activities, imagery and literary production.

34 artists and 84 authors from LA construct and deconstruct the city in their work, to better confirm that Los Angeles is indeed a work of fiction.
Could this even be its ultimate reality?

The artists

Artists: Kelly Akashi, Kenneth Anger, John Baldessari, Math Bass, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Brian Calvin, Meg Cranston, John Divola, Samara Golden, Hannah Greely, David Hockney, Evan Holloway, Robert Irwin, Alex Israel, Stanya Kahn, William Leavitt, Nancy Lupo, Tala Madani, Paul McCarthy, Rodney McMillian, Nicole Miller, Michele O’Marah, Catherine Opie, Laura Owens, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, Martine Syms, Henry Taylor, Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch, Kaari Upson, Jonas Wood

Authors: Alex Abella, Kenneth Anger, Reyner Banham, Paul Beatty, T. C. Boyle, Vincent Bugliosi, Charles Bukowski, Octavia Butler, Amina Cain, Wanda Coleman, Michael Connelly, Dennis Cooper, Bernard Cooper, Trinie Dalton, Mark Z. Danielewski, Mike Davis, Joan Didion, Dominick Dunne, Bret Easton Ellis, James Ellroy, Steve Erickson, John Fante, Janet Fitch, Angela Flournoy, James Frey, Romain Gary, Ryan Gattis, Kenneth Goldsmith, Paul Haggis, Joseph Hansen, John Haskell, Todd Haynes, David Hockney, Christopher Isherwood, Aris Janigian, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Cameron Lange, Annette Leddy, Francesca Lia Block, Joe Linton, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Joyce Maynard, Esther McCoy, Joseph Mattson, Jan Morris, Walter Mosley, Norman M. Klein, Maggie Nelson, Victoria Patterson, Vanessa Place, Eric Puchner, Thomas Pynchon, John Rechy, Nina Revoyr, David Richards, Mary Rinebold Copeland, Jean Rolin, Martha Ronk, James Sallis, Christina Schwarz, Carolyn See, Lisa See, Mona Simpson, Jane Smiley, Jack Smith, Gary Snyder, Matthew Specktor, John Steppling, Matthew Stokoe, Donna Tartt, Karen Tei Yamashita, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Thomson, Rupert Thomson, Héctor Tobar, Bruce Wagner, Joseph Wambaugh, John Waters, Benjamin Weissman, Lawrence Weschler, Christa Wolf, Rudy Wurlitzer.

Frigo Generation, 78/90 a retrospective

This retrospective goes back over a decade of amazing creativity, unadulterated energy and alternative culture in Europe. The Frigo collective, which originated in Lyon in the 1980s, has marked artistic creativity as a whole: the radio (with Radio Bellevue on 95.8), music, dance, fine arts, graphic design and photography etc.

Until it ended in 1989, Frigo conducted a growing number of alternative actions, and created a highly active international arts network in all disciplines, which included Orlan, Régine Chopinot, Benni Efrat, Mike Hentz, Dieter Appelt, Fabrizio Plessi, and Marie-Christine Vernay.

The exhibition offers a sight and sound retrospective of a generation that promoted alternative culture in Europe.

Access to macLyon and its exhibitions is included in the Lyon City Card

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