During the 16th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Sam Bardaouil & Till Fellrath, we are thrilled to present Study for the Valeska Gert Pavilion (2022), a performative installation developed with eleven young dance artists from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon (CNSMD).

Since 2015 Eszter Salamon has developed The Valeska Gert Monuments, a series of performative works relating to the life and works of the German avant-garde artist Valeska Gert (b. Gertrud Valesca Samosch, 1892–1978). Study for the Valeska Gert Pavilion (2022) is the latest chapter of this series, for which the Lyon CNSMD have been invited to collaborate with Eszter Salamon on her speculative history making practice.
By bringing a daily practice into the public space of an exhibition, the possibility of a new relational space opens up, creating an occasion to learn and perform as well as to exchange through various encounters with the visitors of the Fagor Factory.

This project was made possible by the invitation of Kylie Walters, Artistic Director of the Jeune Ballet CNSMD Lyon.

Last Performance Dates: (update 25.11.2022)
Sat 26 Nov 2022
Fri 2  - Sat 03 Dec 2022
Sat 10 Dec 2022


Mon 12 - Fri 16 Sept 2022
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Sept 2022
Tue 20 - Fri 23 Sept 2022
Sat 24 Sept 2022
Tue 27 Sept - Sat 01 Oct 2022
Sat 08 Oct 2022
Sat 15 Oct 2022
Sat 22 Oct 2022
Sat 05 Nov 2022
Fri 11 - Sat 12 Nov 2022  
Sat 19 Nov 2022



The number of performers in the actualization of the work varies from day to day. Performances take place between 13:00 – 17:00 PM on each scheduled date.







In 2020  Eszter Salamon is the recipient of La Vie Bonne call for projects by the French National Centre for Visual Arts (CNAP) and Aware: Archive of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions.





















Eszter Salamon receives the Evens Arts prize 2019

We are happy to share the wonderful news that Eszter Salamon has received the The Evens Arts Prize 2019. Composer Éliane Radigue receives the Special Mention of the Jury.

The laureates were selected by an independent jury, who chose from a list of 45 internationally acclaimed artists, nominated by representatives of major European cultural institutions.

The Jury of the Evens Arts Prize 2019
Cristina Grande, Head of the Performing Arts Department, Serralves Foundation, Porto | Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator of International Art (Film), Tate Modern, London | Malgorzata Ludwisiak, Director, Ujazdowski Castle, Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw | Frank Madlener, Director, IRCAM, Paris | Christophe Slagmuylder, Artistic Director, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna | Ernest Van Buynder, President of the Jury, former Chairman, M KHA, Antwerp.


The Laureate
The Jury has acknowledged Eszter Salamon’s ambitious and uncompromising work that explores contemporary issues touching upon what has been forgotten, excluded and repressed in Western consciousness. The Jury has particularly valued the strong European resonance of her work and the way it articulates individual and collective experiences. Building on history to imagine a possible future, Salamon’s œuvre embodies an immaterial inheritance of gestures, movements and dances to reaffirm art’s insight into the contemporary world.


The Special Mention of the Jury
The Jury recognised and awarded with a special mention the unique path of French composer Éliane Radigue. A true “artists’ artist”, Radigue’s work has been deeply shaped by a constant interest and curiosity towards the world. Exploring minimal rhythms and changes in different harmonies that unfold into intricate sonic webs, she has been a major influence for generations of composers, musicians and artists alike. Her compositions continue to touch audiences and appeal for unique forms of empathy, understanding, and introspection.

One of the most innovative and important contemporary composers, and pioneer of electronic music, Éliane Radigue began a renewal of her creative process in 2002. Enriching her compositions with new timbres and resonances, she has been collaborating with acoustic instrument performers, for whom she composes without any score, according to the principle of oral and aural transmission.

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