Les caractères vivants – Musée de Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois, Lyon

I am very excited to bring back the story of „Yaotao’s Zeichen /里昂的汉字/ Les caractères vivants“ (french title) to the special historical place where everything has begun – with a solo exhibition in Musée of Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois in Lyon, France.

It’s the fortress of former „Institute Franco-Chinois“, where over 473 Chinese students have lived between 1921–1946 and left their traces in the Fonds Chinois (Chinese Archive of the City Library of Lyon)  – the start of my research in 2013 which lead to the creation of the book.   

Besides original illustrations from the book and other works, you’ll find a special artist edition of silk-screen prints with typographic elements collected from old books of the Fonds Chinois, searching for an aesthetic franca-chinois of the last century. 

The exhibition lasts from 2019/12/10 till 2020/03/07.
Open tuesday till saturday 10h-18h

Musée du Nouvel Institut Franco-Chinois
2 rue Soeur Bouvier, Lyon 5

Entrance fee: 5€
Group price & card Sénior ville de Lyon : 2,50€
Free entrance for students, unemployed and children under 12 years.