The exhibition “Hyperrealism. Ceci n'est pas un corps” offers for the first time a condensed overview of the hyperrealist movement with a selection of more than 40 sculptures by major international artists.
Reality, art or copy? The artists seek to achieve such a meticulous representation of the bodies that their hyperrealist appearance transports us to the border of reality. They imitate the shapes, contours and textures of the human body in order to offer a perfect illusion.
Hyperrealism is an artistic movement that appeared in the 1960s in the United States and whose techniques have since been explored by many contemporary artists.
Using traditional techniques such as modelling, molding and applying polychrome paint to the surface of sculptures, hyperrealist artists create works of art that are unexpected, disconcerting, often amusing and always meaningful. Hyperrealism presents us with a mirror that reflects our tormented times.
Find more details about hyperrealism and about each sculpture presented in the exhibition in our visitor's guide here.
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On the 25th of March and 3rd of July 2022, the exhibition 'Hyperréalisme. Ceci n'est pas un corps' has been visited completely naked. Tempora, in collaboration with the French Federation of Naturism, organized naked editions after their success in other European cities like Brussels and Rotterdam, and once again, visitors loved it !
In a naturist context, we do not 'show', we do not show off, we simply 'are'. A return to basics, detached from appearances, allowing visitors to fully experience the visit in an original way.
In the shop, discover books, decorations or stationery on hyperrealism, as well as exclusive items related to the works exhibited !
You will also find a space dedicated to Pop Art, an artistic movement inseparable and contemporary from hyperrealism, as well as creations by artists inspired by these artistic movements.
In addition: the Little Prince adventure continues in Lyon.
You will also find a 'Little Prince' space presenting the items that made the dream of the visitors of the exhibition Antoine de Saint Exupéry, a Little Prince among Men,presented by Tempora at La Sucrière in 2021.
Discover the reviews and comments of the exhibition
Impressive, we really have the impression that some statues will move! I recommend it, it's a real visual experience!
I found this exhibition very moving, of a rare humanity.
Surprising and so realistic. Spectacular work!
Brilliant ! Confusing ! Impressive !
Very interesting exhibition, and very diversified thanks to the different artists. The art pieces are stunning!
Just AMAZING. Bluffing. We had a great time and I recommend everyone to go there. It is definitely worth it !!
Very nice exhibition, very interesting! The similarities with real humans are stunning.
Exhibition very well organized and representative of the different movements.
Surprising sculptures, videos that shed light on t riche et complet!
Founded in 1998, Tempora is a major player in the world of design, production, promotion and management of exhibitions and cultural facilities. The agency has created numerous museums and permanent exhibition spaces, as well as several major temporary exhibitions such as "Inside Magritte", "The World of Steve McCurry" and "Warhol. The American Dream Factory".