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Air de Lyon

Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires

Works that were already shown in the acclaimed 11th Biennale de Lyon are exhibited together with site-specific works created for Proa's spaces. Along with the presence of international and local artists, they bring a portion of contemporaneity with a focus on Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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Curated by Victoria Noorthoorn

Fundación Proa begins its annual season with Air de Lyon, in an attempt to connect a wide variety of contemporary art experiences and to contribute to the debate on the state of the art.

The first exhibition of the year, Air de Lyon, renews the power of its alma mater – the acclaimed 11th Biennale de Lyon - which took place from September to December 2011 –, curated by the Argentine curator Victoria Noorthoorn. If W. B. Yeats’s verse “A Terrible Beauty is Born” preannounced the importance of time in the Biennale, the same beauty is reflected in a new time, in Air de Lyon.

Works that were already shown in Lyon are exhibited together with site-specific works created for Proa’s spaces. Along with the presence of international and local artists, they bring a new Air into our “Buenos Aires”: a portion of contemporaneity with a focus on Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

The list of artists participating in Air de Lyon includes Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Zbynek Baladrán, Ernesto Ballesteros, Eduardo Basualdo, Erick Beltrán, Diego Bianchi, Katinka Bock, François Bucher, Virginia Chihota, Lenora de Barros, Augusto de Campos, Marina De Caro, Julien Discrit, Marlene Dumas, Aurélien Froment, Michel Huisman, Christoph Keller, Irina Kirchuk, Eva Kotátková, Robert Kusmirowski, Luciana Lamothe, Guillaume Leblon, Christian Lhopital, Laura Lima, Jorge Macchi, Cildo Meireles, Bernardo Ortiz, Garrett Phelan, José Alejandro Restrepo, Tracey Rose, Alexander Schellow, Javier Téllez, Erika Verzutti, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Judi Werthein.

Air de Lyon is made possible thanks to the collaboration of La Biennale de Lyon, the Mondriaan Foundation, the Embassy of France in Argentina, the Alliance Française of Buenos Aires, the Français Institute and Ternium Siderar – Organización Techint.

Since June 2012, Proa emphasizes on research, thus accounting for Brazil-Argentina relations in the 1960s as a vital moment for the arts in both countries. Politics, mass consumption and anti-institutional actions are some of the topics that organize Pop, Realisms and Politics. Brazil–Argentina, an exhibition curated by Paulo Herkenhoff and Rodrigo Alonso.

In October, the first South American retrospective of Alberto Giacometti, one of the most important artists of the 20th Century, presents more than 130 works from the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation in Paris.

During the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (Bafici), ProaCine premieres in Argentina the documentary film Patience (After Sebald), directed by Grant Gee: a personal project inspired by W. G. Sebald’s novel The Rings of Saturn. ProaLiteratura invites Mario Bellatin for Filba, the International Festival of Literature in Buenos Aires. Finally, ProaMúsica presents a special program dedicated to the composer John Cage 100 years after his birth.

Guided Visits: Tuesday – Friday: 5PM / Saturday and Sunday: 3PM and 5PM
Student’s Tuesday: Free admission for students, special texts available in the Library. In-depth guided tours at 4PM.
For information about guided visits in English, students programs and special groups tours, please contact the Department of Education: / +54 11 4101-1041 /

Exhibition Credits

Air de Lyon
Curator Victoria Noorthoorn
Organization Fundación Proa
Coordination Juliana Gontijo / Fundación Proa
Conservation Pía Villaronga
Montaje Soledad Oliva / Pablo Zaefferer
Esteban Campili / Matías Dinenzon / Eduardo Gismondi / Diego Mur / Walter Romano
Design Julián Gatto / Fundación Proa
Education Paulina Guarnieri / Rosario G. Martínez / Camila Villarruel
Pablo Fasce / Agostina Gabanetta / Mariano Gilmore / Mercedes Longo Brea

Tetê Pachech Collection
Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo
Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona
Jocelyn Wolff Gallery, Paris
Meyer Riegger Karlsruhe Gallery, Berlin
Peter Kilchmann Gallery, Zurich
And the artists

Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas
Claudia Friedli
Coby Reitsma
Figge Von Rosen Gallery, Cologne, Berlin
Frédérique Gautier
Geneviève Paire
Gonzalo Aguilar
Jolie Van Leeuwen
Karolina Barmuta
Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo
Millan Gallery, São Paulo
Polaris Gallery, Paris
Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
Sigismond de Vajay
Sylvie Burgat
Thierry Raspail

La Biennale de Lyon
Fundación Mondriaan
Embajada de Francia en Argentina
Alianza Francesa
Instituto Francés
Ternium Siderar - Organización Techint

Departamento de Prensa Franco Torchia, Andrés Herrera, Juan Pablo Correa [+54 11] 4104 1044

Fundación PROA
Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929 La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening times
Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm
Mondays closed
Student's Tuesday: Free admision

Jeremy Deller
dal 11/12/2015 al 14/3/2016

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