The Festival L'Adresse Hors les murs




The return of the Printemps de septembre in its early autumn slot and under its “historic” name also provides an opportunity to redeploy the event across the Toulouse urban community, with more than twenty partner venues hosting its exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances.


This constellation of events brings together over fifty artists invited by the festival, along with a dozen associate curators, to “take over the city” for a period of four weeks. An archipelago-opera, the coming Printemps de septembre is organizing its visual and musical propositions in accordance with a number of themes for reflection:

— the museum today in the Augustins, Abattoirs and Paul-Dupuy museums, where artists (Aurélien Froment and Raphaël Zarka) and curators (Charles Esche and Grazia Quaroni) think reflexively about or challenge the institution, collections and their exhibition in three “museum games”;

— places and their interpretation by works made specially for them (Hans Op de Beeck in the refectory of the Jacobins convent, Claudia Comte at Espace EDF Bazacle, Eva Kot’átkovà at the Hôtel-Dieu and Dominik Lang at the Château d’Eau) – four singular appropriations;

— music, when it takes effect at the heart of works by Stan Douglas, Ragnar Kjartansson, Vincent Meessen, David Shrigley,etc.: these installations play the scores of the festival sound track;

— weak, light, ephemeral or festival forms, in courtyards, bars, university canteens, on the Garonne and all around the city, from the outskirts to the historic centre: a whole set of experiences of displacement and decentring refresh our contact with the urban space, with those nocturnal flâneries and convivial movements with groups and individuals that are the hallmark of this festival;

— the new geography and new history of the worlds of art, explored both by the civic ritual imagined by Claire Tancons and by the exhibition conceived by Christine Eyene, or by the Kirghiz artists presented by Karine Tissot.


All in all, seven group shows, ten solo shows, a score of concerts, performances, discussions and other participatory events ending with a Dada Grand Ball dedicated to Marc Dachy will explore the interactions at work in the plurality of art worlds and culture, in the multiplicity of worlds of thought.


Christian Bernard




In 2014, the Printemps de septembre decided to become biennial. Since this change of rhythm raised questions about the festival’s overall project, I decided to ask Christian Bernard to redefine the event, but based on the essential principles that inspired its creation event that would recapture the generous, demanding yet playful atmosphere of a festival, encouraging new work, formal discoveries and creating a genuine dialogue with its environment and its various players, directly connected with a changing world.


2016 is the first episode in this new sequence in which we are planning the festival in a long-term perspective. The principles applied this year will be developed further in 2018 and in 2020. No doubt one of the main ones is to multiply projects conceived specifically for the town and its region, projects that are highly singular in that they cannot be seen anywhere else than in the places – including urban spaces – for which they were conceived, in all their diversity.


Christian’s decision to make no distinctions in the presentation of practices is also characteristic of this period when the hybridization of forms and the multidisciplinary nature of many artistic practices makes categorization a very limited exercise. And that is all to the good: the Printemps de septembre has always sought to explore new paths, to look to the future, to think outside the box. By taking back our original name, the Printemps de septembre, we are reaffirming our pioneering spirit and curiosity. I am delighted to see this embodied in such a plurality ofvoices, the voices of all the artists we have invited here to show the world in a different light.


Marie-Thérèse Perrin


President and founder

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Bleu Bleu
Exhibition — Lieu-Commun
The Curators
Le Printemps de septembre — Lieux du festival

Theodora Barat

The Night of Courtyards
Night projections — Cour du Musée Paul-Dupuy

Nadine Boller - Gulnara Kasmalieva - Muratbek Djumaliev - Meka Muratova

The route of infinity
Group Exhibition — Centre d’Initiatives Artistiques du Mirail - La Fabrique

Claudia Comte

The curves, the corners, and the machines
Installation – new piece — Espace EDF Bazacle

Philippe Dubernet - Guillaume Durrieu - Gabriel Hibert

Performance — BBB centre d'art

Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet

Evening Visitors II - Je l'offre à Lafayette
Fictional visit – new piece — Musée des Augustins

Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux

Ball – new piece — Studio du CDC

Camille Llobet

The Night of Courtyards
Night projections — Cour du Musée Paul-Dupuy

Ali Moini

My paradoxical knives
Dance — Studio du CDC

Duo Parker & Lake

Concert — théâtre Garonne | Scène européenne

David Shrigley

Problem in Toulouse
Installation – concerts – new piece — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

¡ we will woo !

Concert — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Blue words
Performance — Divers bars Toulouse
The museum gone astray
Exhibition — Musée Paul-Dupuy

Marion Baruch

Exhibition — L'Adresse du Printemps de septembre

Mohamed Bourouissa - Christophe Chassol - DA Claire Tancons

Etcetera: civic ritual
Professional performance september 2017 — Cloître des Chartreux, Université Toulouse Capitole

David Michael Clarke & Friends

Concert — Musée Calbet (Grisolles)

Charles Esche - Christian Bernard

Discussions at Le Printemps
Discussion — Musée Paul-Dupuy

Étienne Jaumet

Concert — IPN

Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux - Arnaud Maguet

Magical Mystery Trip
Performance — Musée régional d'art contemporain Languedoc Roussillon Midi Pyrénées

Hélène Maigné

Sound board
Installation – performance — Musée des Augustins


Concert — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Bruno Peinado

Exhibition — L'Adresse du Printemps de septembre

Marion Tampon-Lajarriette

Evening visitors III - Night Runner
Fictional visit – new piece — Fondation Bemberg
Grunge cabaret
Performance — Lieu-Commun
The museum prepared - The Collection of The Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain
Exhibition — Musée des Augustins

Marion Baruch

Exhibition — Château de Degrés

John Cage - Ayoka Chenzira - Satch Hoyt - Langston Hughes - Madeleine Mbida - Yinka Shonibare Mbe (RA) - William Titley

Résonances : Second Mouvement
Exhibition — Espace Croix-Baragnon

Pieter De Buysser

Evening Visitors
Fictional visit – new piece — Couvent des Jacobins

Jean-Charles Fitoussi

Cinema – retrospective — Cinémathèque de Toulouse


Concert — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

LATOUREX (Laboratoire de tourisme expérimental)

Ariane's threads in Ariane's city
Offbeat tourist circuits — Lieu en cours


Concert — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Hans Op De Beeck

The Garden of Whispers
Installation – new piece — Couvent des Jacobins

Samir Ramdani

Superb Spectacle of Love
Installation vidéo – new piece — BBB centre d'art

Kain The poet

Concert — Cour d’honneur de l’isdaT
Grunge cabaret 2
Performance — Lieu-Commun

Antonin Detemple & Liza Maignan

Installation — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Abdelkader Benchamma - Claire Braud - Béatrice Cussol - Stathis Tsemberlidis

The name of an island
Exhibition — Pavillon Blanc Henri-Molina | Centre d’art (Colomiers)

Etienne Cliquet

Visitor's diploma
Performance — Divers lieux d'exposition

Emilie Ding

Installation – new piece — IPN

frère Jean-Michel Maldamé

Discussion — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse

Ragnar Kjartansson

The visitors
Video installation with sound — théâtre Garonne | Scène européenne

Dominik Lang

Installation – new piece — Château d'Eau

Vincent Meessen

Exhibition — Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain

Hans Op De Beeck

The Night of Courtyards
Night projections — Cour de la Drac

Samir Ramdani

The Night of Courtyards
Night projections — Maison de l'Occitanie

Guido Van Der Werve

The night of courtyards
Night projections — Fondation Bemberg
Table theory


Concert — institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse

Caroline Bergvall

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

Claudia Comte

Oui non
River performance – new work — Bassin de la Garonne

Stan Douglas

Video installation with sound — théâtre Garonne | Scène européenne

Aurélien Froment - Raphaël Zarka

Exhibition — les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse


The blood is less impressive on green (Conference of body parts)
Installation – new piece — Hôtel-Dieu

Las Aves

Concert — Cour d’honneur de l’isdaT

Vincent Meessen - Christian Bernard

Discussions at Le Printemps
Discussion — Musée Paul-Dupuy

William Parker

Evening visitors
Fictional visit – new piece — Café Garonne | théâtre Garonne

Iain Shaw

Concert — Cour d’honneur de l’isdaT


Concert — Cour d’honneur de l’isdaT