La Sucrière

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La Sucrière
Established 2003
Location 48, Quai Rambaud
69001 Lyon, France
Coordinates 45°44′14″N 4°48′54″E / 45.737094°N 4.814908°E / 45.737094; 4.814908
Type Art museum

La Sucrière is a famous building devoted to contemporary art, situated 48 Quai Rambaud, on the banks of the Saône in the Confluence quarter of the 2nd arrondissement of Lyon.

History[edit]

It was built in 1930 and was originally used for a factory warehouse in which sugar was stored. It was enlarged in 1960 and finally abandoned in 1990. The building was completely renoved in 2003 by architect William Vassal[1] to turn it into a place for exhibitions of contemporary art. It has thus became the main venue of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon from 2007.[2] Its 9,000 m² area spread on three floor houses a complex and original architecture.[3]

In 2008, an exhibition of flayed bodies caused a controversy about the origin of the corpses. The exhibition attracted 4,000 visitors per week.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La Sucrière - Lyon Confluence (69)" (in French). Génie acoustique. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Chrystèle Devierne (2 October 2009). "Jour de visite à la Sucrière". Le Progrès (in French). Le Progrès. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "La Sucrière (Moderne & contemporain)" (in French). Evene. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  4. ^ E.F. (3 June 2008). "Interrogations sur l'origine des corps exposés à la Sucrière" (in French). 20Minutes. Retrieved 19 December 2009.