La Route De La Soie / The Silk Road

20 Oct 2010 - 16 Jan 2011

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In the autumn of 2010 and for the first time in France, lille3000 will present more than 60 works from the contemporary art collection of the London based Saatchi Gallery, assembled for the exhibition entitled "La Route de la Soie" [The Silk Road]. A reference to the ancient trade routes between Asia and Europe which linked in particular China and the Middle East via India from the 2nd century before Christ... Three regions whose contemporary works of art arouse every day increasing interest in the international art world. The exhibition will offer an extensive view of this recent artistic work through paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations of Chinese, Indian, Iranian, Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Afghan and Pakistani artists.

New Chinese, Indian and middle Eastern art from The Saatchi Gallery.

Diana Al-Hadid, Ahmed Alsoudani, Kriti Arora, Kader Attia, Huma Bhabha, Zhang Dali, Atul Dodiya, Shirin Fakhim, Chitra Ganesh, Shadi Ghadirian, Subodh Gupta, Wafa Hourani, Zhang Huan, Qiu Jie, Havy Kahraman, Jitish Kallat, Reena Saini Kallat, Bharti Kher, Rajan Krishnan, Tallur L.N, Ahmad Morshedloo, Marwan Rechmaoui, T.V. Santhosh, Schandra Singh, Liu Wei, Shi Xinning, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

The Tri Postal has the charm of old industrial, vocational buildings. Initially designed as a postal sorting facility, on the occasion of Lille 2004 European Capital of Culture it was transformed into the major venue for contemporary art that it is today.

Ideally located in the heart of the city, between the stations of Lille Flandres and Lille Europe, neither an arts centre nor a museum, but a place of art and life, it contains three long exhibition spaces, each with a surface of 2000 m2, providing the venue with exceptional scenographic versatility. As a result, it has always been able to change its image in relation to the events being organised.

This building is also a place of performance, fashion, installations, festivals, clubbing and dining, and is equipped with a children's area. Offering at the same time a friendly atmosphere and selective programming, the Tri Postal has become a genuine cultural and artistic reference.

Avenue Willy Brandt
F-59777 Euralille
Métro Gare Lille Flandres

2 min walk to Lille Flandres station and Lille Europe station

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