La BF15 presents artistic proposals that interrogate our contemporary world. It is a showcase that highlights reflection, creation, artistic research and experimentation.
It offers committed, singular, political, poetic perspectives...
The mission of La BF15 is to support creation via the production of original works and to help artists to manage their projects.
La BF15 provides artists with tools for the presentation and dissemination of their pieces.
It then ensures that they are confronted with the widest possible public so that this perpetual challenge caused by new plastic and poetic languages becomes common and public.

La BF15 is an association for the production and dissemination of contemporary art.

It shows artistic proposals that interrogate our contemporary world, question the place and role of art in our society.
It does not seek to defend a particular line but rather to highlight emerging approaches. It puts forward thought, creation, artistic research and experimentation.
It offers committed, political, poetic perspectives... Its mission is to promote different forms of current designs with a focus on the uniqueness and authenticity of their approaches.

La BF15 is a place for experimentation and production.

It invites artists to occupy the space globally or specifically.
It gives artists its tools to produce, present and spread their works.

La BF15 is a window onto the public space.

Because of its geographical and architectural situation, La BF15 can be seen from outside, through large windows.
It ensures that its proposals are faced by the wider public, bystanders, students, school pupils or regulars, so that this perpetual questioning provoked by the new artistic and poetic languages becomes both common and public.
La BF15 has developed several contemporary art activities in public spaces.

It produces the Guide de l’art contemporain dans les espaces publics. Territoire du Grand Lyon. 1978-2008 (created by Marianne Homiridis), which presented more than three hundred works from 30 years of public and/or private commissions.
The guide shares with the largest possible number, fans, curious people, tourists but also professionals and students, the wealth and generosity of these works of art brought together for the first time and showing that Lyon has a lively contemporary patrimony and a dynamic art commissioning policy.
It also organizes city walks which give the public a chance to discover these works which together form an open air museum in perpetual process.
In thirty years of public and/or private commissions, the Greater Lyon got a rich heritage of more than three hundred works.
The ambition of the Guide de l’art contemporain dans les espaces publics. Territoire du Grand Lyon. 1978-2008 is to bring to all public a better understanding of contemporary art. Through a story that began thirty years ago, it reveals a panorama that is gradually opening to new forms and new modes of intervention.

It allows the passer-by a better appropriation of what constitutes the space around him/her and a better understanding and respect of this heritage.

Perrine Lacroix
Direction and programmation