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IN TOULOUSE

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
Exhibition

Giovanni Anselmo

Particolare
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Pascal Convert

Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Robert Heinecken

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Video installation

Ed Kuepper

ED KUEPPER's MFLL
Jardin Raymond VI
Cine-concert

nlf3 (trio) - Sergeï Eisenstein

Que Viva Mexico !
École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Installation – new piece

Franck Scurti

Public space
Installation – new piece

Clothilde Viannay

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

Michel Zumpf

TLT
Exhibition

Virginie Barré

Espace EDF Bazacle
Exhibition

Anne Daems

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Roni Horn

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Performance

Benoît Lachambre - Isabelle Schad

White Trash
Studio du CDC
Spectacle

Opiyo Okach - Julyen Hamilton

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

Wevie Stonder

École des beaux-arts de Toulouse
Video installation

Marijke van Warmerdam

Met losse handen
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Installation – new piece

Boris Billier

Bassin de la Garonne
Performance

Odile Darbelley - Michel Jacquelin

Zapping Relationnel
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Spectacle

Hélène Iratchet

En privé à Babylone
Studio du CDC
Concert

Jamie Lidell

Jardin Raymond VI
Video installation

Sven Pählsson

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

Elmar Trenkwalder

WVZ 168
Espace EDF Bazacle
Video installation

Jane & Louise Wilson

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot

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

Christoph Draeger

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Performance

Edit Kaldor

Or Press Escape
Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines
Video installation

Christian Marclay

Guitar drag
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Børre Sæthre

institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Installation – new piece

Uri Tzaig - Avi Shaham

Château d'Eau
Exhibition

Barry X Ball

Couvent des Jacobins
Exhibition

Serge Comte

La Maison éclusière
Performance

Jan Fabre

Studio du CDC
Exhibition

Martin Kippenberger

Psychobuildings
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Josiah McElheny

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Video installation

Stéphane Sautour

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

Didier Vermeiren

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Rémy Zaugg

les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse