Vue de l'exposition, Fragments Mouvants, Lionel Sabatté, 2020 © Fondation Bullukian

Fragments mouvants

Lionel Sabatté

A year after supporting the artist Lionel Sabatté in the producing of his first monumental bronze sculpture, the Bullukian Foundation is devoting a solo exhibition to him which charts a creation path of more than 10 years of career.

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Les rêveries lumineuses de Léonard

Festival of Light 2019

In partnership with Lyon University and ENSATT

The work of the brilliant engineer, between arts, sciences, techniques, and philosophy, inspired the creation of seven installations presented in a path through the Bullukian Foundation garden.

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Les rêveries de Léonard, Cour d'honneur de la Fondation Bullukian © Lucien Lung
Vue de l'exposition Le monde est une invention sans futur, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Le monde est une invention sans futur

Andrea Mastrovito

Associated exhibition – 15th Lyon Biennale

The prolific and masterful work of Andrea Mastrovito begins with the impulse of drawing to unfold on composite materials (collages, rules, marquetry), often with reference to traditional know-how. For the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, the artist develops four majors in situ installations at the Bullukian Foundation immersing the viewer in the very heart of the artwork.

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Anthropocène

Jérémy Gobé

Associated exhibition – 15th Lyon Biennale

After an artistic residency at Saint-Gobain Weber France, Jérémy Gobé develops Anthropocene, a committed and engaged artistic project connecting creation, science, industry and sustainable development.

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Vue d'exposition, Anthropocène, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian
Vue d'exposition "Concert pour une nouvelle forêt", Guillaume Barth 2019. © Fondation Bullukian - Pauline Roset

Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt

Guillaume Barth

Winner of the 2017 Bullukian Prize, Guillaume Barth presents for the first time in the garden of the Bullukian Foundation his immersive installation “Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt”.

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Cosmograff, travel through the solar system

In partnership with ENS of Lyon

Presented in response to Vincent Fournier’s “Space Utopia” exhibition, this traveling exhibition combining art and science allows the public to discover the solar system as they have never seen it before. Designed and produced for the Fête de la Science in 2018, it is the result of a partnership between the ENS de Lyon, the scientific mediation association DéMesures, the collective of artists Superposition, and the Musée des Confluences.

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Vue d'exposition, Cosmograff, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian - PR
Lionel Sabatté, Grue en bronze, Qui sait combien de fleurs ont du tomber, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Qui sait combien de fleurs ont dû tomber ?

Lionel Sabatté

In spring 2019, the Bullukian Foundation is a parter in the original artistic path dedicated to the french artist Lionel Sabatté throught the city of Lyon. At the crossroads of Chinese and Lyon cultures, this route brings together three emblematic cutlural places : The New Franco-Chinese Institut, The Gadagne Musuems and the Bullukian Foundation, around the art work of Lionel Sabatté.

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Space Utopia

Vincent Fournier

Vincent Fournier, artist who graduated in sociology and from the National School of Photography in Arles, endorses the invitation to the dreams and challenges composed by cosmic conquest. Since ten years now, he has been traveling the world in search of places, situations or encounters related to space exploration.

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Vue de l'exposition Space Utopia, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian
Vue d'exposition, Alberto Di Fabio, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Tutundjian / Di Fabio

Léon Tutundjian & Alberto Di Fabio

Following two years of work, the Bullukian Foundation opens its art center with the presentation of a set of artworks by Léon Tutundjian in dialogue with those of Alberto Di Fabio

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Polyfolies / Frontier

Fest of Lights 2018

In partnership with Mirage Festival and Confluence Institute

For the Festival of Lights, the Bullukian Foundation is hosting two new projects: On the courtyard side, a place dedicated to emergence, it is hosting a light installation created by a student from the Confluence Institute school of architecture. We discover large petals of moulded, deformed, multiplied plexiglass that floats and undulate above the visitors. On the garden side, the Encor Studio collective is honoured with an independent project, combining architecture and light. Light waves and sound vibrations disturb the tranquillity of the virgin and reflective surface of an aquatic basin. The evolutionary scenario plays on the distortion of reality to offer, with each new loop, a unique representation.

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Polyfolies / Frontier © Fondation Bullukian
Vue de l'exposition La Patience du Tapajòs, 2018 © Fondation Bullukian

La Patience du Tapajòs

Jan Kopp

With the support of the FNAGP and the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Travel accounts, collective or more intimate experiences of homelessness, Jan Kopp’s practice is resolutely turned towards the idea of the collective, sharing of experience and transmission, especially with the public. After having experienced on a large scale the construction of a collective work in the shape of a roofed boat with “Utopia House”, hosted at the Bullukian Foundation in May 2018, Jan Kopp returns for a personal exhibition entitled “The Patience of Tapajós”. This work emphasizes the different utopias, personal or collective, architectural or industrial, which inspire the artist since they echo the contemporary issues and challenges that we encounter.

Utopia House

Jan Kopp

The “Utopia House” project follows an order-workshop given to the artist Jan Kopp by the Kunsthalle Mulhouse in 2016 around the renovation of the student hall of the Lycée St Joseph de Cluny, in Alsace. Beyond this order, Jan Kopp has chosen to widen his study to the question of housing, to reflect on the problem of emergency accommodation, the housing crisis, the needs of alternative architectures… The research and experiments that the students carry out during workshops come to feed “Utopia House”, a work capable of navigating on the water in the presence of the students. Thanks to the collaboration of many regional players, an extraordinary adventure was born: that of connecting the waterways connecting Mulhouse to Lyon with this installation.

L'embarcation Utopia House arrive à Lyon depuis la Saône, 2018.
Confluence Institute, The spark, 2017 © Lucien Lung

The Spark

Fest. of Lights 2017

In partnership with Confluence Institute
With the support of Grands Ateliers and ERCO


Confluence Institute and the Bullukian Foundation team up to offer “The Spark”, a light and interactive installation projected in the garden of the Foundation. This project, carried out by the students of the Lyon school of architecture founded by Odile Decq, invites spectators to produce themselves a light intensity from a simple gesture: to spark a spark that will come to life on the sculpture of artist Vincent Mauger.

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Le silence des évidences

Vincent Mauger

The exhibition “Le silence des évidences” marks the second collaboration between the Bullukian Foundation and artist Vincent Mauger (winner of the 2015 Foundation de L’Olivier Sculpture Prize).
With this original and in situ sculpture project, Vincent Mauger is now deployed outdoors and on a whole new scale. His monumental and frontal sculpture forces the syncretism of materials and vibrates to the rhythm of the environment, in a tension of forces and materials.
More than ever loyal to his principles of mental landscapes and construction games, the artist created for the garden of the Bullukian Foundation works with a complex assembling principle, conducive to contemplation and reflection.

Vincent Mauger, Le Silence des Évidences, dans le jardin de la Fondation Bullukian © Vincent Mauger
Lee Mingwei, The Quartet Project, 2005-2017, Courtesy de l'artiste.

Sept histoires

Lee Mingwei

Associated exhibition – 14 th Biennial of contemporary art in Lyon

Presented for the first time in France at the 2009 Lyon Biennale, Lee Mingwei’s work is based on meeting and engagement, in connection with diverse audiences and issues directly linked to their lives. The artist implements collaborations with residents, places and institutions around the world to create installations based on the exchange of intimate experiences. From these permanent interactions made up of personal stories, memory and chance, Lee Mingwei creates works that reveal the most diverse and unexpected aspects of daily life.

Guest curator: Nicolas Garait

Hover

Ludvig Sahakyan

A young graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon, Ludvig Sahakyan offers, for his first solo exhibition, a corpus of new works, going from drawing to embroidery and sculpture to performance. His work, poetic and enigmatic, is a tribute to the Armenian culture and its memories.
The title of this exhibition, Hover, comes from the Armenian “hov” and means at the same time the breeze, the breath, the request. But also, the shelter.
“What is at the heart of my research,” writes the artist in his note of intent, “is the meeting point between matter and the memory of the Armenian world, which from the distant past breathes now and to through the gesture of the sub-coming, and shows a form ”. L. Sahakyan

Hover, 2017 © DR
Somnambules, 2016 © Julie Chaffort

Somnambules

Julie Chaffort

The 2015 Bullukian Prize rewarded artist Julie Chaffort for her exhibition project “Somnambules”. Conceived as an immersive video installation, dedicated to songs and nature, we discover several voices that respond to each other, intertwine and collide in natural landscapes. This project is constructed as an opus staging the experience of the sensitive lived by each protagonist: frontal and direct “scene-tables” about physical performance and imbued with lyricism and dreamlike.

With the participation of the singers: Camille, Jeanne Crousaud, Grannhild, Frédéric Jouanlong, Phil Minton, Wladimir Rehbinder, Josh Smith.

Cave studies

Vincent Broquaire

Artist graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, Vincent Broquaire develops unique workaround drawings, animated films, websites and installations. His exhibition “Cave Studies” offers a drift of our perception of nature and reality on the internet and all digital age. The exhibition is also a metaphor for artistic research and the exploration of drawing as an interior journey and where landscapes and caves appear as artifices created by man. The exhibition echoes the allegory of Plato’s cave, which comes into confrontation with our era, where digital appears as a world intertwined with ours, both invisible and omnipresent, offering a different perception of reality.

Vincent Broquaire, Cave studies, 2016 © Jules Roeser
Vue de l'exposition Le temps d'un sillage, 2016 © TTG

Le temps d’un sillage

Thomas Tronel Gauthier

Winner of the 2016 Sculpture Prize from the Fondation de l’Olivier, in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation

Both subtle and poetic, the work of Thomas Tronel-Gauthier demonstrates a sensitive analysis of forms as they arise and disappear in nature. Between observation and empiricism, the artist’s approach interferes in the anatomy of reality through sculpture, photography or even video, and delivers us the richness of a singular, almost scientific, aesthetic quest.

The artist who won the Sculpture Prize from the Fondation de L’Olivier has received a grant and a solo exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation.

L’infinie distance des choses dans leur temps

Jérémy Liron

Both a painter and a writer, Jérémy Liron is offering a unique exhibition for the Bullukian Foundation in which the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures bear witness to the various directions taken in his work in recent years. “The title of the exhibition evokes this distance which, apart from being physical, is also temporal. Beings and things do not have the same experience of time: we have looked at each other at different times. It is in this relationship that melancholy creeps in. “Jérémy Liron. The exhibition also summons memory through a set of drawings sketching a“ disaster archive ”while volumes, fragments of architecture and locksmiths, intervene in the gallery space, playing echoes, guiding or obstructing the gaze.

Vue de l'exposition L'infinie distance des choses dans leur temps, 2016 © C. Capelle-Tourn
Vue de l'exposition "Copie conforme... Moderne", 13e Biennale de Lyon, Installation dans le jardin de la Fondation Bullukian, 2015 ©Blaise Adillon

Copie conforme… Moderne

Veduta platform – 13 th Biennial of contemporary art in Lyon

The Bullukian Foundation becomes the focal point of the Veduta project, by presenting artists’ screenprints, photographs, videos, performances and installations. In the garden, the foundation offers to (re) discover the work “Iconostase” by Yona Friedman. True museum of the XXI th century, its concept is simple: the public is invited to exhibit “in an open and very light structure, an object that we would enjoy sharing”.

With the works of Dan Graham, Yona Friedman, Stephen Vitiello, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Filliou, Claudio Parmiggiani, Eko Nugroho, Pied la biche, Bruit du frigo, Erró, Nobuaki Takekawa.

Nyctalope

Group exhibition

For its summer programming, the Bullukian Foundation brings together several artists, all graduates of the National School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and has collaborated on the illustration and comic book “Nyctalope”. This review, published by Les Belles Lettres and published by Editions Magnani, brings together around fifteen artists with varied techniques and mediums on each issue.

For the Bullukian Foundation, the artists Fanny Blanc, Marion Fayolle, Jérémie Fischer, Matthias Mallingrëy, Bénédicte Muller, Margaux Othats, Marine Rivoal and Simon Roussin offer an exhibition of original drawings and colorful serigraphs.

Vue de l'exposition Nyctalopes, 2015 ©C. Capelle Tourn
Vue de l'exposition Les formes de la sculpture, 2015 ©C. Capelle-Tourn

Les formes de la sculpture

Vincent Mauger

Winner of the 2015 Sculpture Prize from the L’Olivier Foundation, in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation

By exhibiting at the Bullukian Foundation, Vincent Mauger questions his own role and the place of the workshop in his artistic work. Beyond his sculptures, simple construction systems questioning a physical as well as a mental space, the artist wishes to explore his own creative space by offering to see different mediums. This exhibition presents sculptures, but also photographs, videos, digital drawings, or even serigraphs on cutting mats, which reveal with their particular aesthetics, the logics of manufacturing and the aspects underlying the work of Vincent Mauger.

Alep 1915… Témoignages

Rajak Ohanian

Exhibition organized by the Lyon municipal library in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation and the CNMA

Having left for Aleppo during the winter of 2005-2006, to find traces of the orphanage where his father Garo, deported to Syria during the genocide of the Armenians, was taken in, Rajak Ohanian thought, at the outset, to carry out an eminently intimate project. But what it gives us to look at, to decipher behind dense sentences of philosophers and historians, is the time witnessed to genocide like the attempt to save from oblivion the community of victims of human barbarism. Texts free of spaces and punctuation, thus obliging the reader to produce an intellectual effort for an awareness perhaps more certain of each word, each of which comes to remind us of the facts. The superimposition of these testimonies and these images of a near present is overwhelming when we realize that Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world, is also disappearing.

Alep 1915... Témoignages, 2015 ©Rajak Ohanian
Vue de l'exposition Images résistantes, 2015 © C. Capelle-Tourn

Images résistantes

Exhibition produced with the collaboration of Documents d’artistes Network.

Through the observation of the relationships that individuals maintain with their environment, the power struggles and ambiguities that are based there, the artists gathered in this exhibition highlight area of conflict – between lived territories and geopolitical issues, economic interests and social protest, the notion of property and exclusion, singularity and globalization. Paradoxical borders around which contemporary geographies take shape. By decentring the gaze on the fringes of the media imagery, they invite us to strengthen our critical vigilance.

Artists: Fabienne Ballandras, Jonas Delaborde, Karim Kal, Benoît Laffiché, Frédérique Lagny, Pascal Poulain, Guillaume Robert, Till Roeskens, Ian Simms, Serge Le Squer.


Invited curator: Mathilde Villeneuve.

Incidents de surface

Linda Sanchez

Winner of the 2013 Bullukian Prize, Linda Sanchez is presenting “Surface incidents” at the Bullukian Foundation, a new research project based on the observation of a drop of water.

“I never start from predefined forms but experiences, and my works are born of back and forth between what I produce and what happens”. Linda Sanchez

Like the rest of his artistic work, the artist’s various productions (drawings, videos, sculptures, installations, performances …) are linked to texts, notes and archives which almost systematically document them. From a domestic environment, Linda Sanchez experiments with do-it-yourself and combinations of materials, objects and gestures to reinvent everyday life.

Linda Sanchez, Chronographie d'une robe de goutte d'eau (détail), 2014 ©Linda Sanchez
Vue de l'exposition Dialogue avec la Fondation Bullukian au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 2014 ©C. Capelle-Tourn

Dialogue with the Bullukian Foundation

Exhibition outside the walls, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon

A builder and industrialist, Napoleon Bullukian (1905-1984) was also a collector and patron who showed a deep attachment to the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. The commemoration of the 30th anniversary of his disappearance was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of collaborations between these two institutions of Lyon’s cultural life.

Alongside Rhône-Alpes artists André Cottavoz (1922-2012), Jean Couty (1907-1991), Max Schoendorff (1934-2012) and Jacques Truphémus (1922- 2017), this display also highlights young creation with works by Jérémy Gobé and Linda Sanchez, winners of the 2011 and 2013 Bullukian Prizes.

Artificial Landscapes

In resonance at the Dance Biennale 2014.

The Bullukian Foundation welcomes “Artificial Landscapes”, under the artistic direction of Jérémy Tran, a contemporary dancer trained at the CNSMD in Lyon.
At the same time short film, exhibition, and performance, this project aims to explore the possibilities of dance, video and photography, through the key concepts of the eponymous film. This sensitive journey illustrates the paradoxes of the human being through an architectural and human landscape, where the body becomes essential, tiny and ephemeral. The Bullukian Foundation garden, surrounded by its flayed walls, becomes a place of freedom during the exhibition, open to dancing and the unexpected, to experimentation and exchange.

Artificial Landscape, performance, 2014 © C. Capelle Tourn
Vue de l'exposition La tendresse des pierres, 2014 © C. Capelle-Tourn

La tendresse des pierres

Marion Fayolle

Exhibition as part of the Lyon BD Festival 2014

The Bullukian Foundation hosts the exhibition “La Tendresse des pierres” by the illustrator and comic strip author Marion Fayolle, produced from the original drawings in the eponymous book (published by Magnani editions) and designed by Romain Diroux and Manon Leblanc (Studio Sir).

Marion Fayolle invites us in a story that is both intimate and at a fair distance, from her father’s illness. With a falsely naive style served both by the drawing and the tone of the narration, the author builds a metaphorical and surrealist universe. She finds the language which makes it possible to say not only the physical and psychological metamorphoses of the father but also those of the fragile rebalance of forces within the family nucleus.

Passages

Group exhibition, in partnership with the Paul Dini museum.

The collaboration between the Bullukian Foundation and the Paul-Dini museum was born around the programming for summer 2014, to highlight artists with a life or work link with the Rhône-Alpes region. Since the Renaissance, artists have given a central place to the window and the door: from a simple element of decor and architecture, these gradually become a subject in their own right. Even today, this pattern drives our sense of reading: from the architectural image, built-in plans, to unreal space. The wall of the painting becomes an object of contemplation and support for an interior vision. The exhibition also opens up to other forms of windows, photography and video.

Artists presented at the Bullukian Foundation: Damien Beguet, Fabrice Lauterjung, Jérémy Liron, Aurélie Pétrel, Jean-Antoine Raveyre, Jacques Truphémus.

Bleu Blanc Or, 2012 ©Jean-Antoine Raveyre
Vue de l'exposition La convergence des atomes, 2014 ©S.Pretto

La convergence des atomes

Julie Legrand

The exhibition “La convergence des atomes” is at the heart of the research that drives the artist Julie Legrand in her work: confrontation, exploration of intimacy, tension through games of always fragile equilibria, then fusion of improbable elements, with the same audacity and energy that underlies all of his creative processes, whether sculptures or installations. The artist presents his latest hybrid sculptures to the Bullukian Foundation, where she explores the texture of the thread with great freedom, dares to use the unusual combination of glass and sponge, and confronts different energies. With the alliance of fragile and raw materials, Julie Legrand tackles the themes of fertility, life, death, the internal movement of the body and these flows.

Entre-temps…Brusquement, et ensuite

Yoko Ono et Roe Ethdridge

12th Biennale of Contemporary Art of Lyon

The Bullukian Foundation welcomes the work of two international artists: the visual artist and performer Yoko Ono, as well as the photographer Roe Ethridge. The photos of Roe Ethridge mix conceptual photographs with commercial works. Her work captures the living and intimate details of today’s world with an always very personal touch. In the garden of the Foundation, Yoko Ono presents Summer Dream, a work that is both subversive and interactive but intimately linked to everyday life. Here, the artist encourages us to describe our summer dreams and invites us to share our dreams in the form of short texts broadcast live on a light panel.

Yoko Ono, 2013 © Blaise Adilon
Souvenirs d'enfance, 2013 ©Pedro Mancini

Souvenirs d’enfance

Exhibition as part of the Lyon BD Festival 2013.

This exhibition is dedicated to five Argentinian artists (Antonella Andreoletti, Manuel Depetris, Santiago Fredes, Pedro Mancini and Jorge Quien) from the new movement of self-published comic strips in Argentina. Their works have in common to be inspired by the world of childhood, murky memories, hidden between the pages of family albums with forgotten or unknown faces. Between illustration and comics, the underlying stories are written in the mind of the viewer confronted with the sensuality of the overlapping materials. The strangeness and fragility that emanate from these works also speak to us of the concern of this young generation of artists in search of roots and future.

Doubles pages

Laurence Cathala

For this exhibition, Laurence Cathala continues her plastic research around the question of the book, the relationships of drawing and writing, but also of text and image.

“The artist invents correspondences between an artist and his collector, recomposes new stories with extracts from texts by writers, or even redraws photographs of the interiors of art lovers, whose works appear to have been erased. Literature, and more generally text and reading, play an important role in his work, haunted by letters, magazine covers or sections of books whose words seem to have passed out. » Camille Paulhan

Doubles pages Collection II intérieur Louise B, 2013 © Laurence Cathala
Vue de l'exposition Monuments aux mains, 2013 © Jérémy Gobé

Monuments aux mains

Jérémy Gobé

The first winner of the 2011 Bullukian Prize, Jérémy Gobé won a production grant, the provision of a workshop in Lyon, the publication of a catalogue and the organization of a personal exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation.

Jérémy Gobé’s work is inspired by life, that which is built on the vagaries of encounters as multiple as fortuitous. Many of his works take shape from the salvage object, to which he strives to restore nobility and, according to him, “to breathe life into a past object”. His exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation is also a tribute to the people and the many meetings that marked the artist’s journey: his family, the inhabitants of Lyon, but also the employees of a factory being closed in the Vosges.

Euphrate

Aram Dervent

Exhibition as part of the 9ph Photographic Meetings.

Aram Dervent, an artist born in Burundi in 1949 and a graduate of Villa Arson, develops personal research around symbols of memory, mineral or vegetable waste or even residues of manufactured or industrial products.
He presents for the first time at the Bullukian Foundation the series of Euphrates photographs, extracted from his work based on places and landscapes of memory. Euphrate takes the path of Armenian deportation to Syria along the Euphrates and Khabour rivers. The photographs seek to draw from the nudity of space the signs, symbols and metaphors with which the memory is clothed. Space where memory, between archives and feelings, vanishes in a landscape that opens like a wound.

Langue d'eau, Mansura, Syrie, 2002 © Aram Dervent
La réserve

Quadruple

Quadruple is the title of the exhibition which brings together four visual artists at the Bullukian Foundation: Sylvie Barré, Anthony Musso, Pascal Poulain, Sylvie Sepic.

Members of the Worx collective created in 2004, the artists presented dialogue in the exhibition with ambiguous works that excite the eye and the imagination, which play on appearances while hampering the boundaries between the interior and exterior of things and beings. Their drawings, sculptures or photographs stage many dummy games, to appeal to the senses for a new perceptual experience. More than a juxtaposition of visual events, Quadruple offers a diversity of practices through a game of dialogues which avoids thematic unity as the only possibility.

Lignes

Carolin Jörg - Markus F.Strieder

For this exhibition, The Bullukian Foundation invites two German artists of different generations, both passionate about the line and its possible transformations. Carolin Jörg’s artistic work focuses mainly on the practice of drawing, but it finds expression in various forms such as drawing on paper, wall installation and volume. Textile processes and materials also play a very important role in the artist’s work, which often alternates between second and third dimensionality. To accompany Carolin Jörg and his research on the lines, the sculptor Markus F. Strieder invests the main courtyard with sculptures in the form of free swirls made of wrought iron.

Vue de l'exposition Lignes, 2012 © Carolin Jörg Michel Bonnefoy
Kimono de Fréréric Jacques Huet, 2012 ©DR

Silk me back

Group exhibition in collaboration with Silk me Back and the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts of Lyon.

On March 11, 2011, an unprecedented earthquake struck Japan, leaving more than twenty-one thousand dead or missing. A year later, the Silk me back solidarity exhibition project, designed as a tribute to the victims, wanted to enhance the privileged relationships that have always existed between Lyon, its region, France and Japan through the field of silk. Fourteen contemporary artists answered the call to create a collection of kimonos (then sold at auction for the benefit of disaster victims) and presented at the Musée des Tissus and the Bullukian Foundation for an exceptional exhibition.

With: Hervé Bacquet, Matt Coco, Brigitte Faur Perdigou, Xue Feng Chen, FMR, Marie-Hélène Guelton, Gorellaume, Louise Harvey, Fréderic-Jacques Huet, Yann Lévy, Ysabel de Maisonneuve, Fanny Maugey, Julien Morel, Ara Starck.

45 x vivants

Sophie Guyot

For the first time in France, the Swiss artist Sophie Guyot presents in the garden of the Bullukian Foundation a vast poetic installation made up of 45 luminous cocoons in bluish light. These organic forms radiate around them an icy halo evoking life in the making.

While following her desire to circumscribe the light in delimited and enclosed spaces, the artist Sophie Guyot transforms this material and makes it close to the viewer. Whether they are large-scale projects or more modest in size, his work focuses on the unwavering relationship of humans with their biotope, a fraternal nod to nature and a metaphor for the human condition.

Vue de l'exposition 45 x Vivants, 2013 © Sophie Guyot
Le monde épinglé, Jennifer Brial

Here you are

Group exhibition

Invited by Le Stand collective and the Bullukian Foundation, four young artists occupy the exhibition space of the Bullukian Foundation. By relying on the normative subjectivities of the modes of spatial representation (plans, map, perspective), they operate a reversal of values. By playing on scales, through models, installations and drawings, these visual artists explore and cross concepts of architecture, territory, cartography and point of view. They thus establish a dialogue between their pieces and create a singular universe where the loss of reference becomes a new rule.

With: Jennifer Brial, Armelle Caron, Alexandre Giroux and Guillaume le Moine.

Filaments

Compagnie IKB

The IKB Company presents a unique installation to the Bullukian Foundation highlighting the documentary and plastic aspects of the Filaments show.

On the borders of documentary and artistic creation, Filaments is the culmination of work of several years, carried out following different cycles of residency and research, in particular in a geriatric establishment. This exhibition evokes the succession of generations through portraits and voices. Questions or answers from children and the elderly, united by the confrontation with the inevitable. Sensitive work on what connects us in our society, beyond ages and all forms of classification.

Vue de l'exposition Filaments, 2012 © Compagnie IKB
Vue de l'exposition, Fragments Mouvants, Lionel Sabatté, 2020 © Fondation Bullukian

Fragments mouvants

Lionel Sabatté

A year after supporting the artist Lionel Sabatté in the producing of his first monumental bronze sculpture, the Bullukian Foundation is devoting a solo exhibition to him which charts a creation path of more than 10 years of career.

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Les rêveries lumineuses de Léonard

Festival of Light 2019

In partnership with Lyon University and ENSATT

The work of the brilliant engineer, between arts, sciences, techniques, and philosophy, inspired the creation of seven installations presented in a path through the Bullukian Foundation garden.

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Les rêveries de Léonard, Cour d'honneur de la Fondation Bullukian © Lucien Lung
Vue de l'exposition Le monde est une invention sans futur, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Le monde est une invention sans futur

Andrea Mastrovito

Associated exhibition – 15th Lyon Biennale

The prolific and masterful work of Andrea Mastrovito begins with the impulse of drawing to unfold on composite materials (collages, rules, marquetry), often with reference to traditional know-how. For the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale, the artist develops four majors in situ installations at the Bullukian Foundation immersing the viewer in the very heart of the artwork.

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Anthropocène

Jérémy Gobé

Associated exhibition – 15th Lyon Biennale

After an artistic residency at Saint-Gobain Weber France, Jérémy Gobé develops Anthropocene, a committed and engaged artistic project connecting creation, science, industry and sustainable development.

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Vue d'exposition, Anthropocène, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian
Vue d'exposition "Concert pour une nouvelle forêt", Guillaume Barth 2019. © Fondation Bullukian - Pauline Roset

Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt

Guillaume Barth

Winner of the 2017 Bullukian Prize, Guillaume Barth presents for the first time in the garden of the Bullukian Foundation his immersive installation “Concert pour une Nouvelle Forêt”.

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Cosmograff, travel through the solar system

In partnership with ENS of Lyon

Presented in response to Vincent Fournier’s “Space Utopia” exhibition, this traveling exhibition combining art and science allows the public to discover the solar system as they have never seen it before. Designed and produced for the Fête de la Science in 2018, it is the result of a partnership between the ENS de Lyon, the scientific mediation association DéMesures, the collective of artists Superposition, and the Musée des Confluences.

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Vue d'exposition, Cosmograff, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian - PR
Lionel Sabatté, Grue en bronze, Qui sait combien de fleurs ont du tomber, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Qui sait combien de fleurs ont dû tomber ?

Lionel Sabatté

In spring 2019, the Bullukian Foundation is a parter in the original artistic path dedicated to the french artist Lionel Sabatté throught the city of Lyon. At the crossroads of Chinese and Lyon cultures, this route brings together three emblematic cutlural places : The New Franco-Chinese Institut, The Gadagne Musuems and the Bullukian Foundation, around the art work of Lionel Sabatté.

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Space Utopia

Vincent Fournier

Vincent Fournier, artist who graduated in sociology and from the National School of Photography in Arles, endorses the invitation to the dreams and challenges composed by cosmic conquest. Since ten years now, he has been traveling the world in search of places, situations or encounters related to space exploration.

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Vue de l'exposition Space Utopia, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian
Vue d'exposition, Alberto Di Fabio, 2019 © Fondation Bullukian

Tutundjian / Di Fabio

Léon Tutundjian & Alberto Di Fabio

Following two years of work, the Bullukian Foundation opens its art center with the presentation of a set of artworks by Léon Tutundjian in dialogue with those of Alberto Di Fabio

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Polyfolies / Frontier

Fest of Lights 2018

In partnership with Mirage Festival and Confluence Institute

For the Festival of Lights, the Bullukian Foundation is hosting two new projects: On the courtyard side, a place dedicated to emergence, it is hosting a light installation created by a student from the Confluence Institute school of architecture. We discover large petals of moulded, deformed, multiplied plexiglass that floats and undulate above the visitors. On the garden side, the Encor Studio collective is honoured with an independent project, combining architecture and light. Light waves and sound vibrations disturb the tranquillity of the virgin and reflective surface of an aquatic basin. The evolutionary scenario plays on the distortion of reality to offer, with each new loop, a unique representation.

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Polyfolies / Frontier © Fondation Bullukian
Vue de l'exposition La Patience du Tapajòs, 2018 © Fondation Bullukian

La Patience du Tapajòs

Jan Kopp

With the support of the FNAGP and the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Travel accounts, collective or more intimate experiences of homelessness, Jan Kopp’s practice is resolutely turned towards the idea of the collective, sharing of experience and transmission, especially with the public. After having experienced on a large scale the construction of a collective work in the shape of a roofed boat with “Utopia House”, hosted at the Bullukian Foundation in May 2018, Jan Kopp returns for a personal exhibition entitled “The Patience of Tapajós”. This work emphasizes the different utopias, personal or collective, architectural or industrial, which inspire the artist since they echo the contemporary issues and challenges that we encounter.

Utopia House

Jan Kopp

The “Utopia House” project follows an order-workshop given to the artist Jan Kopp by the Kunsthalle Mulhouse in 2016 around the renovation of the student hall of the Lycée St Joseph de Cluny, in Alsace. Beyond this order, Jan Kopp has chosen to widen his study to the question of housing, to reflect on the problem of emergency accommodation, the housing crisis, the needs of alternative architectures… The research and experiments that the students carry out during workshops come to feed “Utopia House”, a work capable of navigating on the water in the presence of the students. Thanks to the collaboration of many regional players, an extraordinary adventure was born: that of connecting the waterways connecting Mulhouse to Lyon with this installation.

L'embarcation Utopia House arrive à Lyon depuis la Saône, 2018.
Confluence Institute, The spark, 2017 © Lucien Lung

The Spark

Fest. of Lights 2017

In partnership with Confluence Institute
With the support of Grands Ateliers and ERCO


Confluence Institute and the Bullukian Foundation team up to offer “The Spark”, a light and interactive installation projected in the garden of the Foundation. This project, carried out by the students of the Lyon school of architecture founded by Odile Decq, invites spectators to produce themselves a light intensity from a simple gesture: to spark a spark that will come to life on the sculpture of artist Vincent Mauger.

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Le silence des évidences

Vincent Mauger

The exhibition “Le silence des évidences” marks the second collaboration between the Bullukian Foundation and artist Vincent Mauger (winner of the 2015 Foundation de L’Olivier Sculpture Prize).
With this original and in situ sculpture project, Vincent Mauger is now deployed outdoors and on a whole new scale. His monumental and frontal sculpture forces the syncretism of materials and vibrates to the rhythm of the environment, in a tension of forces and materials.
More than ever loyal to his principles of mental landscapes and construction games, the artist created for the garden of the Bullukian Foundation works with a complex assembling principle, conducive to contemplation and reflection.

Vincent Mauger, Le Silence des Évidences, dans le jardin de la Fondation Bullukian © Vincent Mauger
Lee Mingwei, The Quartet Project, 2005-2017, Courtesy de l'artiste.

Sept histoires

Lee Mingwei

Associated exhibition – 14 th Biennial of contemporary art in Lyon

Presented for the first time in France at the 2009 Lyon Biennale, Lee Mingwei’s work is based on meeting and engagement, in connection with diverse audiences and issues directly linked to their lives. The artist implements collaborations with residents, places and institutions around the world to create installations based on the exchange of intimate experiences. From these permanent interactions made up of personal stories, memory and chance, Lee Mingwei creates works that reveal the most diverse and unexpected aspects of daily life.

Guest curator: Nicolas Garait

Hover

Ludvig Sahakyan

A young graduate of the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon, Ludvig Sahakyan offers, for his first solo exhibition, a corpus of new works, going from drawing to embroidery and sculpture to performance. His work, poetic and enigmatic, is a tribute to the Armenian culture and its memories.
The title of this exhibition, Hover, comes from the Armenian “hov” and means at the same time the breeze, the breath, the request. But also, the shelter.
“What is at the heart of my research,” writes the artist in his note of intent, “is the meeting point between matter and the memory of the Armenian world, which from the distant past breathes now and to through the gesture of the sub-coming, and shows a form ”. L. Sahakyan

Hover, 2017 © DR
Somnambules, 2016 © Julie Chaffort

Somnambules

Julie Chaffort

The 2015 Bullukian Prize rewarded artist Julie Chaffort for her exhibition project “Somnambules”. Conceived as an immersive video installation, dedicated to songs and nature, we discover several voices that respond to each other, intertwine and collide in natural landscapes. This project is constructed as an opus staging the experience of the sensitive lived by each protagonist: frontal and direct “scene-tables” about physical performance and imbued with lyricism and dreamlike.

With the participation of the singers: Camille, Jeanne Crousaud, Grannhild, Frédéric Jouanlong, Phil Minton, Wladimir Rehbinder, Josh Smith.

Cave studies

Vincent Broquaire

Artist graduated from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, Vincent Broquaire develops unique workaround drawings, animated films, websites and installations. His exhibition “Cave Studies” offers a drift of our perception of nature and reality on the internet and all digital age. The exhibition is also a metaphor for artistic research and the exploration of drawing as an interior journey and where landscapes and caves appear as artifices created by man. The exhibition echoes the allegory of Plato’s cave, which comes into confrontation with our era, where digital appears as a world intertwined with ours, both invisible and omnipresent, offering a different perception of reality.

Vincent Broquaire, Cave studies, 2016 © Jules Roeser
Vue de l'exposition Le temps d'un sillage, 2016 © TTG

Le temps d’un sillage

Thomas Tronel Gauthier

Winner of the 2016 Sculpture Prize from the Fondation de l’Olivier, in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation

Both subtle and poetic, the work of Thomas Tronel-Gauthier demonstrates a sensitive analysis of forms as they arise and disappear in nature. Between observation and empiricism, the artist’s approach interferes in the anatomy of reality through sculpture, photography or even video, and delivers us the richness of a singular, almost scientific, aesthetic quest.

The artist who won the Sculpture Prize from the Fondation de L’Olivier has received a grant and a solo exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation.

L’infinie distance des choses dans leur temps

Jérémy Liron

Both a painter and a writer, Jérémy Liron is offering a unique exhibition for the Bullukian Foundation in which the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures bear witness to the various directions taken in his work in recent years. “The title of the exhibition evokes this distance which, apart from being physical, is also temporal. Beings and things do not have the same experience of time: we have looked at each other at different times. It is in this relationship that melancholy creeps in. “Jérémy Liron. The exhibition also summons memory through a set of drawings sketching a“ disaster archive ”while volumes, fragments of architecture and locksmiths, intervene in the gallery space, playing echoes, guiding or obstructing the gaze.

Vue de l'exposition L'infinie distance des choses dans leur temps, 2016 © C. Capelle-Tourn
Vue de l'exposition "Copie conforme... Moderne", 13e Biennale de Lyon, Installation dans le jardin de la Fondation Bullukian, 2015 ©Blaise Adillon

Copie conforme… Moderne

Veduta platform – 13 th Biennial of contemporary art in Lyon

The Bullukian Foundation becomes the focal point of the Veduta project, by presenting artists’ screenprints, photographs, videos, performances and installations. In the garden, the foundation offers to (re) discover the work “Iconostase” by Yona Friedman. True museum of the XXI th century, its concept is simple: the public is invited to exhibit “in an open and very light structure, an object that we would enjoy sharing”.

With the works of Dan Graham, Yona Friedman, Stephen Vitiello, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Robert Filliou, Claudio Parmiggiani, Eko Nugroho, Pied la biche, Bruit du frigo, Erró, Nobuaki Takekawa.

Nyctalope

Group exhibition

For its summer programming, the Bullukian Foundation brings together several artists, all graduates of the National School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and has collaborated on the illustration and comic book “Nyctalope”. This review, published by Les Belles Lettres and published by Editions Magnani, brings together around fifteen artists with varied techniques and mediums on each issue.

For the Bullukian Foundation, the artists Fanny Blanc, Marion Fayolle, Jérémie Fischer, Matthias Mallingrëy, Bénédicte Muller, Margaux Othats, Marine Rivoal and Simon Roussin offer an exhibition of original drawings and colorful serigraphs.

Vue de l'exposition Nyctalopes, 2015 ©C. Capelle Tourn
Vue de l'exposition Les formes de la sculpture, 2015 ©C. Capelle-Tourn

Les formes de la sculpture

Vincent Mauger

Winner of the 2015 Sculpture Prize from the L’Olivier Foundation, in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation

By exhibiting at the Bullukian Foundation, Vincent Mauger questions his own role and the place of the workshop in his artistic work. Beyond his sculptures, simple construction systems questioning a physical as well as a mental space, the artist wishes to explore his own creative space by offering to see different mediums. This exhibition presents sculptures, but also photographs, videos, digital drawings, or even serigraphs on cutting mats, which reveal with their particular aesthetics, the logics of manufacturing and the aspects underlying the work of Vincent Mauger.

Alep 1915… Témoignages

Rajak Ohanian

Exhibition organized by the Lyon municipal library in partnership with the Bullukian Foundation and the CNMA

Having left for Aleppo during the winter of 2005-2006, to find traces of the orphanage where his father Garo, deported to Syria during the genocide of the Armenians, was taken in, Rajak Ohanian thought, at the outset, to carry out an eminently intimate project. But what it gives us to look at, to decipher behind dense sentences of philosophers and historians, is the time witnessed to genocide like the attempt to save from oblivion the community of victims of human barbarism. Texts free of spaces and punctuation, thus obliging the reader to produce an intellectual effort for an awareness perhaps more certain of each word, each of which comes to remind us of the facts. The superimposition of these testimonies and these images of a near present is overwhelming when we realize that Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world, is also disappearing.

Alep 1915... Témoignages, 2015 ©Rajak Ohanian
Vue de l'exposition Images résistantes, 2015 © C. Capelle-Tourn

Images résistantes

Exhibition produced with the collaboration of Documents d’artistes Network.

Through the observation of the relationships that individuals maintain with their environment, the power struggles and ambiguities that are based there, the artists gathered in this exhibition highlight area of conflict – between lived territories and geopolitical issues, economic interests and social protest, the notion of property and exclusion, singularity and globalization. Paradoxical borders around which contemporary geographies take shape. By decentring the gaze on the fringes of the media imagery, they invite us to strengthen our critical vigilance.

Artists: Fabienne Ballandras, Jonas Delaborde, Karim Kal, Benoît Laffiché, Frédérique Lagny, Pascal Poulain, Guillaume Robert, Till Roeskens, Ian Simms, Serge Le Squer.


Invited curator: Mathilde Villeneuve.

Incidents de surface

Linda Sanchez

Winner of the 2013 Bullukian Prize, Linda Sanchez is presenting “Surface incidents” at the Bullukian Foundation, a new research project based on the observation of a drop of water.

“I never start from predefined forms but experiences, and my works are born of back and forth between what I produce and what happens”. Linda Sanchez

Like the rest of his artistic work, the artist’s various productions (drawings, videos, sculptures, installations, performances …) are linked to texts, notes and archives which almost systematically document them. From a domestic environment, Linda Sanchez experiments with do-it-yourself and combinations of materials, objects and gestures to reinvent everyday life.

Linda Sanchez, Chronographie d'une robe de goutte d'eau (détail), 2014 ©Linda Sanchez
Vue de l'exposition Dialogue avec la Fondation Bullukian au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, 2014 ©C. Capelle-Tourn

Dialogue with the Bullukian Foundation

Exhibition outside the walls, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon

A builder and industrialist, Napoleon Bullukian (1905-1984) was also a collector and patron who showed a deep attachment to the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon. The commemoration of the 30th anniversary of his disappearance was an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of collaborations between these two institutions of Lyon’s cultural life.

Alongside Rhône-Alpes artists André Cottavoz (1922-2012), Jean Couty (1907-1991), Max Schoendorff (1934-2012) and Jacques Truphémus (1922- 2017), this display also highlights young creation with works by Jérémy Gobé and Linda Sanchez, winners of the 2011 and 2013 Bullukian Prizes.

Artificial Landscapes

In resonance at the Dance Biennale 2014.

The Bullukian Foundation welcomes “Artificial Landscapes”, under the artistic direction of Jérémy Tran, a contemporary dancer trained at the CNSMD in Lyon.
At the same time short film, exhibition, and performance, this project aims to explore the possibilities of dance, video and photography, through the key concepts of the eponymous film. This sensitive journey illustrates the paradoxes of the human being through an architectural and human landscape, where the body becomes essential, tiny and ephemeral. The Bullukian Foundation garden, surrounded by its flayed walls, becomes a place of freedom during the exhibition, open to dancing and the unexpected, to experimentation and exchange.

Artificial Landscape, performance, 2014 © C. Capelle Tourn
Vue de l'exposition La tendresse des pierres, 2014 © C. Capelle-Tourn

La tendresse des pierres

Marion Fayolle

Exhibition as part of the Lyon BD Festival 2014

The Bullukian Foundation hosts the exhibition “La Tendresse des pierres” by the illustrator and comic strip author Marion Fayolle, produced from the original drawings in the eponymous book (published by Magnani editions) and designed by Romain Diroux and Manon Leblanc (Studio Sir).

Marion Fayolle invites us in a story that is both intimate and at a fair distance, from her father’s illness. With a falsely naive style served both by the drawing and the tone of the narration, the author builds a metaphorical and surrealist universe. She finds the language which makes it possible to say not only the physical and psychological metamorphoses of the father but also those of the fragile rebalance of forces within the family nucleus.

Passages

Group exhibition, in partnership with the Paul Dini museum.

The collaboration between the Bullukian Foundation and the Paul-Dini museum was born around the programming for summer 2014, to highlight artists with a life or work link with the Rhône-Alpes region. Since the Renaissance, artists have given a central place to the window and the door: from a simple element of decor and architecture, these gradually become a subject in their own right. Even today, this pattern drives our sense of reading: from the architectural image, built-in plans, to unreal space. The wall of the painting becomes an object of contemplation and support for an interior vision. The exhibition also opens up to other forms of windows, photography and video.

Artists presented at the Bullukian Foundation: Damien Beguet, Fabrice Lauterjung, Jérémy Liron, Aurélie Pétrel, Jean-Antoine Raveyre, Jacques Truphémus.

Bleu Blanc Or, 2012 ©Jean-Antoine Raveyre
Vue de l'exposition La convergence des atomes, 2014 ©S.Pretto

La convergence des atomes

Julie Legrand

The exhibition “La convergence des atomes” is at the heart of the research that drives the artist Julie Legrand in her work: confrontation, exploration of intimacy, tension through games of always fragile equilibria, then fusion of improbable elements, with the same audacity and energy that underlies all of his creative processes, whether sculptures or installations. The artist presents his latest hybrid sculptures to the Bullukian Foundation, where she explores the texture of the thread with great freedom, dares to use the unusual combination of glass and sponge, and confronts different energies. With the alliance of fragile and raw materials, Julie Legrand tackles the themes of fertility, life, death, the internal movement of the body and these flows.

Entre-temps…Brusquement, et ensuite

Yoko Ono et Roe Ethdridge

12th Biennale of Contemporary Art of Lyon

The Bullukian Foundation welcomes the work of two international artists: the visual artist and performer Yoko Ono, as well as the photographer Roe Ethridge. The photos of Roe Ethridge mix conceptual photographs with commercial works. Her work captures the living and intimate details of today’s world with an always very personal touch. In the garden of the Foundation, Yoko Ono presents Summer Dream, a work that is both subversive and interactive but intimately linked to everyday life. Here, the artist encourages us to describe our summer dreams and invites us to share our dreams in the form of short texts broadcast live on a light panel.

Yoko Ono, 2013 © Blaise Adilon
Souvenirs d'enfance, 2013 ©Pedro Mancini

Souvenirs d’enfance

Exhibition as part of the Lyon BD Festival 2013.

This exhibition is dedicated to five Argentinian artists (Antonella Andreoletti, Manuel Depetris, Santiago Fredes, Pedro Mancini and Jorge Quien) from the new movement of self-published comic strips in Argentina. Their works have in common to be inspired by the world of childhood, murky memories, hidden between the pages of family albums with forgotten or unknown faces. Between illustration and comics, the underlying stories are written in the mind of the viewer confronted with the sensuality of the overlapping materials. The strangeness and fragility that emanate from these works also speak to us of the concern of this young generation of artists in search of roots and future.

Doubles pages

Laurence Cathala

For this exhibition, Laurence Cathala continues her plastic research around the question of the book, the relationships of drawing and writing, but also of text and image.

“The artist invents correspondences between an artist and his collector, recomposes new stories with extracts from texts by writers, or even redraws photographs of the interiors of art lovers, whose works appear to have been erased. Literature, and more generally text and reading, play an important role in his work, haunted by letters, magazine covers or sections of books whose words seem to have passed out. » Camille Paulhan

Doubles pages Collection II intérieur Louise B, 2013 © Laurence Cathala
Vue de l'exposition Monuments aux mains, 2013 © Jérémy Gobé

Monuments aux mains

Jérémy Gobé

The first winner of the 2011 Bullukian Prize, Jérémy Gobé won a production grant, the provision of a workshop in Lyon, the publication of a catalogue and the organization of a personal exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation.

Jérémy Gobé’s work is inspired by life, that which is built on the vagaries of encounters as multiple as fortuitous. Many of his works take shape from the salvage object, to which he strives to restore nobility and, according to him, “to breathe life into a past object”. His exhibition at the Bullukian Foundation is also a tribute to the people and the many meetings that marked the artist’s journey: his family, the inhabitants of Lyon, but also the employees of a factory being closed in the Vosges.

Euphrate

Aram Dervent

Exhibition as part of the 9ph Photographic Meetings.

Aram Dervent, an artist born in Burundi in 1949 and a graduate of Villa Arson, develops personal research around symbols of memory, mineral or vegetable waste or even residues of manufactured or industrial products.
He presents for the first time at the Bullukian Foundation the series of Euphrates photographs, extracted from his work based on places and landscapes of memory. Euphrate takes the path of Armenian deportation to Syria along the Euphrates and Khabour rivers. The photographs seek to draw from the nudity of space the signs, symbols and metaphors with which the memory is clothed. Space where memory, between archives and feelings, vanishes in a landscape that opens like a wound.

Langue d'eau, Mansura, Syrie, 2002 © Aram Dervent
La réserve

Quadruple

Quadruple is the title of the exhibition which brings together four visual artists at the Bullukian Foundation: Sylvie Barré, Anthony Musso, Pascal Poulain, Sylvie Sepic.

Members of the Worx collective created in 2004, the artists presented dialogue in the exhibition with ambiguous works that excite the eye and the imagination, which play on appearances while hampering the boundaries between the interior and exterior of things and beings. Their drawings, sculptures or photographs stage many dummy games, to appeal to the senses for a new perceptual experience. More than a juxtaposition of visual events, Quadruple offers a diversity of practices through a game of dialogues which avoids thematic unity as the only possibility.

Lignes

Carolin Jörg - Markus F.Strieder

For this exhibition, The Bullukian Foundation invites two German artists of different generations, both passionate about the line and its possible transformations. Carolin Jörg’s artistic work focuses mainly on the practice of drawing, but it finds expression in various forms such as drawing on paper, wall installation and volume. Textile processes and materials also play a very important role in the artist’s work, which often alternates between second and third dimensionality. To accompany Carolin Jörg and his research on the lines, the sculptor Markus F. Strieder invests the main courtyard with sculptures in the form of free swirls made of wrought iron.

Vue de l'exposition Lignes, 2012 © Carolin Jörg Michel Bonnefoy
Kimono de Fréréric Jacques Huet, 2012 ©DR

Silk me back

Group exhibition in collaboration with Silk me Back and the Museum of Fabrics and Decorative Arts of Lyon.

On March 11, 2011, an unprecedented earthquake struck Japan, leaving more than twenty-one thousand dead or missing. A year later, the Silk me back solidarity exhibition project, designed as a tribute to the victims, wanted to enhance the privileged relationships that have always existed between Lyon, its region, France and Japan through the field of silk. Fourteen contemporary artists answered the call to create a collection of kimonos (then sold at auction for the benefit of disaster victims) and presented at the Musée des Tissus and the Bullukian Foundation for an exceptional exhibition.

With: Hervé Bacquet, Matt Coco, Brigitte Faur Perdigou, Xue Feng Chen, FMR, Marie-Hélène Guelton, Gorellaume, Louise Harvey, Fréderic-Jacques Huet, Yann Lévy, Ysabel de Maisonneuve, Fanny Maugey, Julien Morel, Ara Starck.

45 x vivants

Sophie Guyot

For the first time in France, the Swiss artist Sophie Guyot presents in the garden of the Bullukian Foundation a vast poetic installation made up of 45 luminous cocoons in bluish light. These organic forms radiate around them an icy halo evoking life in the making.

While following her desire to circumscribe the light in delimited and enclosed spaces, the artist Sophie Guyot transforms this material and makes it close to the viewer. Whether they are large-scale projects or more modest in size, his work focuses on the unwavering relationship of humans with their biotope, a fraternal nod to nature and a metaphor for the human condition.

Vue de l'exposition 45 x Vivants, 2013 © Sophie Guyot
Le monde épinglé, Jennifer Brial

Here you are

Group exhibition

Invited by Le Stand collective and the Bullukian Foundation, four young artists occupy the exhibition space of the Bullukian Foundation. By relying on the normative subjectivities of the modes of spatial representation (plans, map, perspective), they operate a reversal of values. By playing on scales, through models, installations and drawings, these visual artists explore and cross concepts of architecture, territory, cartography and point of view. They thus establish a dialogue between their pieces and create a singular universe where the loss of reference becomes a new rule.

With: Jennifer Brial, Armelle Caron, Alexandre Giroux and Guillaume le Moine.

Filaments

Compagnie IKB

The IKB Company presents a unique installation to the Bullukian Foundation highlighting the documentary and plastic aspects of the Filaments show.

On the borders of documentary and artistic creation, Filaments is the culmination of work of several years, carried out following different cycles of residency and research, in particular in a geriatric establishment. This exhibition evokes the succession of generations through portraits and voices. Questions or answers from children and the elderly, united by the confrontation with the inevitable. Sensitive work on what connects us in our society, beyond ages and all forms of classification.

Vue de l'exposition Filaments, 2012 © Compagnie IKB