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09.23 -- 10.16.2005

Change is a part of the life of everything, and Printemps de septembre is no exception. Like the contemporary art wich constitutes its raison d'être, it continues to transform and to evolve. 

 

In his second spell as artistic director of Printemps de septembre in Toulouse, Jean-Marc Bustamante, with his associate curators Jean-Pierre Criqui and Pascal Pique, has put together a selection of erxhibitions untitled "VERTIGES" (vertigos). This is the second panel of a triptych, the first of witch, "In Extremis", was marked by a concern to engage with radically diverse forms, mediums, and types of experience, displacing and enriching the very notion of the image. Encouraged by the unprecedented public and critical reception of Printemps de septembre 2004, the exhibitions comprising "VERTIGES" in 2005 chart in further detail the contemporary artistic landscape. 

 

Featuring more prominently this year are the mediums of painting and drawing, a result of the conviction that these continue to pose fundamental questions. But no less important is the presence of all the other means which are put to use by today's artists in order to renew our relationships with our world and our history: photography, the moving image in all of its forms, installation, and sculpture. It is the message of a work, its vigour, its reach, and not the means by which its speaks to use which is of the greatest importance.                                                              

From a global perspective, Printemps de septembre remains a unique meeting between the visual arts - in the form of a succession of original an compelling exhibitions - and live performance of every sort: theatre, dance, performance art, music, cineconcerts, and more. Live performance, exemplified by the Nomadic Nights run by Isabelle Gaudefroy, plays a major part in the staging of a programme of events which, at the same time as inviting us to reinterpret Toulouse's public spaces as they are thrown into relief by the street lightening during the Nicturnes (evening events), cut across the myriad scenes of everyday life and affirm a culture that is represented in all its variety.

 

The festival remains, as ever, free to all. This is our mainspring: we seek to open the sphere of contemporary art to as large and diverse a public as possible. The ability to do so is in large part owed to the institutions and patrons who have enabled us to keep the festival free. We thank them. 

 

Once again Toulouse has made its physical and cultural geography available for the staging of these events. It is an alliance which cannot fail to be arresting, uniting an unrivalled city and a Printemps de septembre 2005 which aspires, in keeping with the vertiginous theme, to turn heads. 

 

Marie-Thérèse Perrin

Président

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Programme
Exhibition

Franz Ackermann

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Dinos Chapman - Jake Chapman

Disasters of War
Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Gerhard Merz

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Exhibition

David Reed

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Jennifer Steinkamp

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Dance

David Wampach

Bascule
Studio du CDC
Video installation

Alice Anderson

Journeys to the Invisible Cities
TLT
Exhibition

Björn Dahlem

Schwarzes Loch
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Jean-Luc Moerman

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

James Rosenquist

Eau de Robot
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Philip Taaffe

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Franz West

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Stéphane Benoît

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Siobhàn Hapaska

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Spectacle

Rabih Mroué - Lina Saneh

Biokhraphia
Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines
Exhibition

Daniel Schlier

Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Diana Thater

Espace EDF Bazacle
Cine-concert

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau - Olivier Mellano

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Exhibition

Jean-Pierre Bertrand

Maison Eclusière
Video installation

Teresa Hubbard - Alexander Birchler

Single wide
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Chloé Piene

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Anne-Marie Schneider

Espace Croix-Baragnon
Exhibition

Fred Tomaselli

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Stéphane Calais

And the Moon is a Cheese
Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain
Exhibition

Virginie Loze

Espace Croix-Baragnon
Exhibition

Sigmar Polke

Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Cindy Sherman

Château d'Eau
Exhibition

Ger van Elk

Couvent des Jacobins