An exhibition on billboards in Lyon

The town hall of Lyon is launching an exhibition on billboards in the streets of Lyon called: “A sky open” from April 21 to May 4. An initiative that will support 20 artists from the city. Guided tours are planned.

Use the billboards to put on an art exhibit in the time of Covid. This is the new idea of ​​the town hall of Lyon which announces a large exhibition, Open sky, organized throughout the city on 125 billboards from April 21 to May 4.

In a press release published today, the town hall announces its financial support for twenty Lyon artists, ten and ten women, through this exhibition. “Whatever the periods of crisis experienced by our country, we want art to be a daily and permanent reality for all Lyonnaises and the Lyonnais“, explains Nathalie Perrin-Gilbert, Deputy Mayor in charge of culture. Economic aid which is part of the emergency fund released by the town hall for artists in Lyon in the context of the health crisis in Covid-19.

The works will be original and unpublished, fruit of the appropriation of the format of the advertising poster by the artists.

This initiative was born from a partnership between the City of Lyon and Studio Ganek, an association for the production and distribution of contemporary art, as well as with JCDecaux, a leader in urban advertising.

Guided tours in groups of five to respect the sanitary instructions will be organized. Few niches are offered but depending on demand, the offer may be extended.

An event open to all onlookers, to put in relation with the recent protests of the intermittents of the TNP of Villeurbanne and the Opéra de Lyon. They demand the reopening of their workplaces and criticize the lack of support from public authorities.

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