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The Exhibition


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.

Jacques Verduyn. Exposition Hyperrealism Lyon


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.

Zharko Basheski. Exposition Hyperrealism Lyon

The 6 concepts of hyperrealism presented:

  • Human replicas - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

    Human replicas

  • Monochrome - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon


  • Body parts - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

    Body parts

  • Size games - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

    Size games

  • Distorted realities - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

    Distorted realities

  • Moving borders - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

    Moving borders

The artists

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  1. Date: From February 11 to July 24, 2022
  2. Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m to 6 p.m
    (Last entry at 5 p.m)
  3. Duration: approximately 1 hour
  4. Location: La Sucriere - 49-50, Quai Rambaud, Lyon, France 69002
  5. Age requirement: all ages are welcome
  6. Tickets: booking a ticket online is recommended and guarantees entry. However, it is possible to buy a ticket on site the same day, but this is subject to availability on the day.
Carole M. Feuerman. Exposition Hyperrealism Lyon


La Sucrière

49-50, Quai Rambaud, Lyon, FRANCE. 69002
Train iconTramway T1 and T2: Hotel de Région Montrochet stop Train iconBus S1: La Sucrière stop
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    As a school group, you benefit from a preferential rate of €7 per person with 2 free companions per group of 20 students. Additional teachers pay €7.

    Visiting the experiences takes around 1 hour. You can guide your class freely or if you wish, you can hire a French-speaking guide. To prepare your visit ahead, you can already download our teacher guide here.
  •  - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon


    Do you want to discover the exhibition in greater depth? A specialist in hyperrealistic art will guide you during a group visit.
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Number of participants: 20 people maximum per guide
    • Price: 85€

    Do you want to organise a school visit or a guided tour? Send us an email at

Naked visits

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.

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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.

Jacques Verduyn. Exposition Hyperrealism Lyon

Hyperréalisme : reviews & comments

Discover the reviews and comments of the exhibition

  • Eric.

    Impressive, we really have the impression that some statues will move! I recommend it, it's a real visual experience!

  • Rozanne.

    I found this exhibition very moving, of a rare humanity.

  • Céline.

    Surprising and so realistic. Spectacular work!

  • Michel.

    Brilliant ! Confusing ! Impressive !

  • Sophie.

    Very interesting exhibition, and very diversified thanks to the different artists. The art pieces are stunning!

  • Robby.

    Just AMAZING. Bluffing. We had a great time and I recommend everyone to go there. It is definitely worth it !!

  • Clémentine.

    Very nice exhibition, very interesting! The similarities with real humans are stunning.

  • Anaïs.

    Exhibition very well organized and representative of the different movements.

  • Luc.

    Surprising sculptures, videos that shed light on t riche et complet!


Tempora - HYPERREALISME: Exposition d’art à La Sucrière Lyon

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".








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