In five years, and through artist's projetcs presented in Toulouse, the Pritemps de septembre, in its ongoing efforts to remain abreast of the newest issues arising from today's art, has of course adapted to these developments.
Now open to all forms of art-making, every year the Printemps de septembre is like a blank page that is presented to the curators, whose role can be simply summarise thus: the freedom to create an original and coherent proposition.
This is Jean-Marc Bustamante's third and final year as artistic director of the festival. Today, with his exhibition curators Pascal Pique and Mirjam Varadinis, and with Isabelle Gaudefroy programming the performing arts, he is continuing with this fresh approach and inviting us to discover Lignes Brisées / Broken Lines, a project articulated around the notions of order and disorder, with results that are both harmonious and dissonant, a bit like today's art scene.
Also worthy of mention here is the importance of the varied sites that form the fabric of the exhibition sequence and give it both variety and unity. These may sometimes come as a bit of surprise to artists used to the white cube of the museum, but they are also a challenge and a source of magic.
Although conceived and planned as a long-term project, the Printemps de septembre functions rather like a labatory: every year, it aims to bring out a new proposition, a prototype. I want to thank all the individuals, public institutions,sponsors and partners whose support is of course the essential conditionof the festival's existence.
Présidente de l'association du Printemps de septembre
Directrice du festival