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LE PRINTEMPS
DE SEPTEMBRE

IN TOULOUSE

THE FESTIVAL
Before
About

Since its creation in 1991 (as the Printemps de Cahors), successive editions of the Printemps de Toulouse have established the event as a unique moment of exchange and encounter. The festival has never stopped evolving and developing, thanks to the unfailing support of its partners and its critical and popular success, and not forgetting its powerful internal dynamics.

 

Ever since its inaugural year, the ambition of this festival has been to open up the field of the visual arts and provide an annual survey of contemporary creation in the fields of the photographic image and live performance. It has pursued this goal in different ways and with different means, following the orientations chosen by the artistic directors for each year.

 

Today, the Printemps de septembre is an internationally renowned event with a professional structure. Hosted since 2001 by the city of Toulouse, it is in an even stronger position to affirm its innovative outlook. It is doing so in 2004 by concentrating and reinforcing its presence in the town, centring on the centre d' Art contemporain Les Abattoirs, now a major space for contemporary art. And also, by entrusting its artistic direction to an established artist, Jean-Marc Bustamante, who also happens to come from Toulouse. 

 

While the act of giving a practising artist such a role is fairly common in the world of the performing arts, it is still quite a rarity in the field of the visual arts. And yet it offers a way of bringing to bear a vision that is characterised by freedom and radicality. It is not surprising, then, that the theme chosen by Jean-Marc Bustamante, "In Extremes", should be one that conveys the urgency, the extremes and the limits of the image in today's art, whatever the forms used. 

 

Here, then, is an ambitious, innovative programme that perhaps only an artist would have dared put forward, implemented in collaboration with Pascal Pique, the curator of exhibitions. It raises the questions implicit in a world that is saturated with images and yet where, paradoxically, we lack for certain images, or where images elude us or are trying to invent other modes of existence. Through the multiplicity of their cultural references and the diversity of their visual forms, the artists featured by "In Extremis" are displacing the questions, revealing new connections, giving us a new take on the present and, with it, a new way of thinking about the images of the past. 

 

Toulouse has a proud artistic and musical past. The creation of Les Abattoirs and of the Centre de Développement Chorégraphique were key events in its espousal of modernity. The Printemps de septembre is very much part of this dynamics. 

 

Marie-Thérèse Perrin

festival director

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Guide
Programme

Giovanni Anselmo

Particolare
Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Pascal Convert

Exhibition — Couvent des Jacobins

Robert Heinecken

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Ed Kuepper

ED KUEPPER's MFLL
Video installation — Jardin Raymond VI

nlf3 (trio) - Sergeï Eisenstein

Que Viva Mexico !
Cine-concert — École des beaux-arts de Toulouse

Franck Scurti

Installation – new piece — Public space

Clothilde Viannay

Installation – new piece — Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain

Michel Zumpf

Video installation — TLT

Virginie Barré

Exhibition — Espace EDF Bazacle

Anne Daems

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Roni Horn

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Benoît Lachambre - Isabelle Schad

White Trash
Performance — Studio du CDC

Opiyo Okach - Julyen Hamilton

No Man's Gone Now
Spectacle — Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines

Wevie Stonder

Concert — École des beaux-arts de Toulouse

Marijke van Warmerdam

Met losse handen
Video installation — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Boris Billier

Installation – new piece — Bassin de la Garonne

Odile Darbelley - Michel Jacquelin

Zapping Relationnel
Performance — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Hélène Iratchet

En privé à Babylone
Spectacle — Studio du CDC

Jamie Lidell

Concert — Jardin Raymond VI

Sven Pählsson

Video installation — Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain

Elmar Trenkwalder

WVZ 168
Exhibition — Espace EDF Bazacle

Jane & Louise Wilson

Video installation — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

Schizoframes
Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Christoph Draeger

Installation – new piece — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Edit Kaldor

Or Press Escape
Performance — Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines

Christian Marclay

Guitar drag
Video installation — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Børre Sæthre

Exhibition — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Uri Tzaig - Avi Shaham

Installation – new piece — Château d'Eau

Barry X Ball

Exhibition — Couvent des Jacobins

Serge Comte

Exhibition — La Maison éclusière

Jan Fabre

Performance — Studio du CDC

Martin Kippenberger

Psychobuildings
Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Josiah McElheny

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Stéphane Sautour

Video installation — Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain

Didier Vermeiren

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Rémy Zaugg

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse