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IN TOULOUSE

Before
About

In its third year, the Printemps de septembre is confirming and consolidatingits implantation in a town that has welcomed it with generosity and enthusiasm. This year sees the duration of the exhibitions (which remain free for all visitors) extended by a week and the art trail gain a new venue, the Maison éclusière and the Musée du Vieux Toulouse. The programme of late-night events is also being strengthened. In all, 46 French and international artists will be showing work here at the invitation of Marta Gili, the artistic director and curator, and Fabienne Fulchéri, the assistant curator. Thus, for both its scale and its richness, the Printemps can bear comparison with leading art around the world.

 

In 2002, the Printemps was structured around the theme of "Fragilities". This provided a sensitive way of re-establishing the links between art and life, for these fragilities are our own, as we are only too well aware, and artists speak to us about such things in their own way in their work, either directly or indirectly, not in the language of analysis but in that of forms, sensations and emotion. "Gestures", this year's theme, can be seen as an extension of this experience. The gestures in question are responses to that vulnerability; we make them in order to protect, support, tend or express the need to share. They are the active or reactive side of the evidence of our fragility.

 

Like last year's, this printemps has a pronounced political content, in the widest and best sense of the term. In other words, it is concerned with individuals in the city, with their relations with the other, their freedom, their ethics, their commitments, in the most banal and the most nobel aspects of existence. 

 

Naturally, all this takes on a wide variety of forms in the work of the artists, forms that may be playful or grave, unexpected and sometimes upsetting. Photographs, videos and installations are even more thoroughly bound up together here than before in these contemporary styles in which the artists invent new relations to the world and new ways of thinking about the world that owe nothing to the ponderous dominant rhetorics. 

 

It is this innovative freshness that the Printemps de septembre invites you to discover, and to turn into your own personal adventure. 

 

Marie-Thérèse Perrin

festival president

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Guide
Programme
Video installation

Sobhi Al-Zobaidi

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Video installation

Ursula Biemann - Angela Sanders

Europlex
École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Video installation

Patrick Corillon

Musée d'histoire de la médecine
Video installation

Omer Fast

Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain
Installation

Ignasi López

Espace EDF Bazacle
Video installation

Adrian Paci

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Installation

Kristina Solomoukha

Espace EDF Bazacle
Exhibition

Guy van Bossche

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Exhibition

Alexander Apóstol

Espace EDF Bazacle
Video installation

Sylvie Blocher

Maison Eclusière
Exhibition

Rochelle Costi

Musée d'histoire de la médecine
Video installation

Jason Karaïndros

Couvent des Jacobins
Video installation

Asier Mendizabal - Iñaki Garmendia

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Video installation

Andrea Robbins - Max Becher

Couvent des Jacobins
Installation

Montserrat Soto

Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Bertien van Manen

Espace EDF Bazacle
Video installation

Gustavo Artigas

Couvent des Jacobins
Installation

Anne Brégeaut

Public space
Exhibition

Véronique Elléna

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Performance

Athanasia Kyriakakos

Public space
Video installation

Aernout Mik

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Paul Seawright

Fondation d'entreprise espace écureuil pour l'art contemporain
Installation

Veit Stratmann

Couvent des Jacobins
Video installation

Liu Wei

Couvent des Jacobins
Video installation

Kutlug Ataman

Musée du Vieux Toulouse
Video installation

Javier Codesal

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Installation

El Perro

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Video installation

Florence Lazar

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

Jean-Luc Moulène

Couvent des Jacobins
Video installation

Zineb Sedira

Espace EDF Bazacle
Installation

Lincoln Tobier

Public space
Video installation

John Wood - Paul Harrison

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Performance

Maja Bajevic

Couvent des Jacobins
Video installation

Hannah Collins

Couvent des Jacobins
Installation

Leandro Erlich

Espace EDF Bazacle
Exhibition

Nikki Lee

Château d'Eau
Exhibition

Paul Noble

Espace EDF Bazacle
Video installation

Mélanie Smith

Espace EDF Bazacle
Exhibition

Juan Urrios

Espace EDF Bazacle