Committed to the promotion of urban arts since 2016, Superposition puts supporting and assisting emerging local artists at the very heart of its process, by positioning itself as a true steppingstone for their professional careers.
Superposition intervenes to provide artists tools, enabling them to increase their visibility and to offer them bold projects. Thus, Superposition produces exhibitions, rents workshop spaces and manages remunerated artistic projects.
Superposition makes a point of interactively linking artists and audiences to promote social mix, bringing together different visions and offering an approachncombining both the discovery, and the experience of urban arts. The
democratization of art for all and by all translates into events such as the Urban Art Jungle Festival, dedicated to urban arts or the Métamorphe festival, addressing the place of Women in the Art world. Members of the organization as well as artists always want to question their audience and passers-by on the inescapable place of Art in our lives. At every event ever created by the NPO, the confluence of artists, their audience and the mediation teams is highlighted.
VALORIZATION OF THE LOCAL AREA THROUGH URBAN ART
Let us color our cities and countryside! The creation of artworks inside public spaces enables our towns to be colorful and offers a reflection, a modification of flows and perpetual surprises for the locals. Superposition collaborates with the local government and answers their calls for projects to always pursue further this approach and allows artists to express themselves in their own territory.
Whether our interventions are temporary, such as the Victor Hugo street, or lasting, such as the Mermet stairs, they are always the opportunity to highlight the artistic technicity involved and the necessity to urge artists to work in public spaces.
TEMPORARY OCCUPATION OF TRANSITIONAL SPACES
The temporary occupation of spaces in transition is one of the pillars of tomorrow’s cities’ construction. It offers numerous possibilities to structures such as Superposition, as well as to its affiliated artists. The organization strongly
believes that such implementations are source of synergy, and value proposal towards various audiences, but above all of creativity and diversity. Superposition opposes vacant spaces by proposing comprehensive models for temporary transitional stays that answer several problematics such as the shortage of production workshops for artists and small structures, the lack of appreciation of the existing cultural heritage and the opening of original spaces for the public.
“ The Superposition team encouraged me from the very beginning throughrewarding events that allowed me to meet my audience from Lyon. After giving me the opportunity to be featured in several exhibitions, their support in thebroadcast of my work became paired with a support of the creative process itself.By granting us this amazing opportunity of workshops and cohabitation with somany active artists, we, both artists and the Superposition team, can growtogether. This pushes us to go even further. ”
Mani - Artist
“ For me, Superposition is everything an artist can dream of, but even better.Since 2016, my partnership with the association has been a stepping stone forme. The quality of human interaction, the support, the relevance of thesuggested projects, the professionalism of the ever caring team that takes thetime to really get to know us... all of that contributed to jumpstart my career andto build the confidence necessary for our often precarious field. Furthermore,thanks to the artists’ networking, Superposition became a big family. ”
Parvati - Artist
“ Superposition is dynamic. It often pushed me to take part in urban events inLyon which allowed my work to be known in this city. I chose to work with thisteam because it represents everything I look for in a collaboration: the will to doquality work, an openness to the world and the urge to surpass ourselves.Orbiane is an exceptional being that has surrounded herself with capable anddriven people. Superposition is my gallery in Lyon and I’m happy about it. ”
SUPPORTING AND MANAGING
ARTISTS AND THEIR CARREERS
Aware of the common issues emerging artists face, Superposition makes a point of supporting them in every step and in their professionalization. With the promotion of the local scene as its anchor point, Superposition managed
over the years to diversify its means of action. Thus, the Superposition team can offer different tools for an artist’s development: collective exhibition cycles or solo-shows, live paintings, support on paid projects and the rental of workshops at a low price.
This will is exemplified by the temporary occupation of the Superposition Fort, a place of residency and artistic life in the center of Lyon. This site of experimentation gathers about forty resident artists. Side by side with the team, encounters happen, and projects develop themselves to push further the synergies the organization offers.
THE DEMOCRACY OF ART
FOR ALL AND BY ALL
Making art accessible for everyone has been one of the goals of the organization since its creation. It considers the inclusion of every kind of audience in its creative process. With values such as sharing and discovery, Superposition encourages curious novices as well as informed audiences in order to create links between public, artists and medium.
The discoveries happen through unprecedented esthetical experiences such as core events of the organization (Urban Art Jungle Festival, One Shot…). It happens also trough initiation workshops directed by artists and guided tours of the Superposition Fort.
Superposition also features a sharp musical programming throughout the year, that highlights Lyon’s alternative scene with events at the Fort and outside the walls.
Superposition enjoys valorizing and coloring the city in its path, whether it is with buildings under restauration, unknown urban spaces or even areas that the locals already enjoy.
Full of ideas, the team injects urban arts to embellish the area and make Lyon shine as the capital of street-art. This embellishment of the urban space and of our lifestyles happens with the conception of multidisciplinary events, the
achievement of gigantic artworks and the temporary occupation of public or private spaces.
The embellishment of the Mermet stairs in 2019 and the completion of the biggest ground mural in Lyon in 2018 were two large scale projects that the organization orchestrated.
OF TRANSITIONAL SPACES
Temporary occupying transitional spaces is a pillar in constructing tomorrow’s cities.
Optimizing the means, understanding new customs, allowing a de-partitioning, and creating the confluence of different players are urban issues Superposition is trying to answer. It wishes to mix the past, present and future of the areas the team is occupying to create a new narrative.
Superposition falls within transitional urbanism and is now used to occupying spaces temporarily.
The Urban Art Jungle Festival, a flagship project of Superposition is indicative of this ambition, with its will to revitalize forgotten or transitional spaces.