From April 4 to July 26, the Plateau is honouring the artist Georges Rousse with the "Shared Utopias" exhibit.
Organised in five areas, it showcases the French photographer's work from 1982 to 2014: photographs of buildings to be demolished or transformed in the Rhône-Alpes Region; the artist's installations in Palermo, Houston, and Montreal; as well as sketches, preparatory drawings, travelogues, and videos.
One of the spaces is also entirely devoted to the artist's most recent work, a January 2014 project in Shivaji Nagar, one of the largest slums in Bombay, India. This installation was created in collaboration with five young Rhône-Alpes residents participating in an insertion programme, as well as local Indian youth. The artist will create an identical reproduction of the Indian site at the Plateau, even including a new anamorphosis.
Born in Paris in 1947, Georges Rousse developed a passion for photography as a child. He visited abandoned sites to transform them into pictorial spaces and create a unique and ephemeral work of art that could only be seen through his photographs, thus developing a new kind of relationship between painting, space, and photography.
The exhibit is free and open to the public from April 4 to July 26, 2014. Guided visits in English are available upon request.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00.
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A new tourist Welcome Area recently opened in Lyon St. Exupéry airport.
The purpose of this information hub is threefold: improve the quality of welcome and information services for tourists visiting the Rhône-Alpes Region, provide transport options for travel throughout the entire region, and promote all that the Region has to offer. Modelled after this vast and modern region, the new international area will offer a range of services: tourist information, a lounge area, self-service access to information via touch-screen tablets, and a display wall showing the Region's promotional videos.
Ideally located in the centre of the airport, the Welcome Area is a gateway for the more than 2,500,000 yearly passengers who will find a comprehensive and varied transport offer. Indeed, since 1993, the Rhône-Alpes Region has been investing in regional routes: the airport shuttle and a number of destinations that are directly accessible from St. Exupéry: Grenoble, Voiron, Annecy, Bourg en Bresse, and more than 30 ski resorts in the winter.
The Welcome Area's ticket office will provide information and tickets for public transport, thus offering airport clientele a service that is adapted to their needs and available as soon as they arrive.
A peek into the future replica of the Pont d’Arc cave, a 32,000 year-old site boasting some of humankind's oldest artwork.