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IN TOULOUSE

Before
About

The Festival international d’art de Toulouse — the new concept of the Printemps de Septembre — is continuing its metamorphosis. The Festival’s international programming committee*, chaired for the second year running by Christy MacLear, is keen to give pride of place to rare artists and daring projects, and thus invites us to discover artists and unusual projects in places emblematic of Toulouse’s heritage: the Swiss painter Franz Gertsch, an artist who cannot be pigeonholed, but who is a myth in his own land, has agreed to present for the first time in France a very large selection of works which have staked out his career, the large pictures of his life. The American artist Susan Hiller, a quintessential figure of Conceptual art, offers us a set of four large installations. These two artists are sharing the Musée les Abattoirs, while the painter Thomas Huber is appropriating the Espace Edf Bazacle which, for the duration of the festival, will become both the subject and place of presentation of his extraordinary paintings. Just as, last year, we appreciated the outstanding vitality of the father’s bequeathal to his daughters in the Smith family’s exhibition, so another form of connection is revealed to us this year between the master, Georges Jeanclos, and his pupil, the young sculptress Elsa Sahal. These two expert ceramicists are occupying the premises of the Hôtel-Dieu. The Château d’Eau is being filled with the sculptures of Marie Cool Fabio Balducci, which will be activated throughout the show. The Dutch artist Manon de Boer has elected to present at Les Jacobins her video work in the form of a meticulous and novel circuit.
Last year we announced Jorge Pardo’s project... It is being produced in 2014. The Musée des Augustins, the City of Toulouse, the Festival, the Drac and the Region Midi-Pyrénées and ten business patrons of Toulouse have joined forces to achieve the feat of producing the artist’s work which reveals the unique collection of Romanesque capitals held in the museum by way of an ambitious and very imposing set which will enable the people of Toulouse to discover or rediscover this veritable City treasure, along with one of the greatest contemporary artists of his generation.
Around this programme visitors will find A comme Anaconda, a project which encompasses the art centres of Greater Toulouse and the region which have been keen to work with us: BBB centre d’art, Lieu-Commun, Croix-Baragnon, the Pavillon Blanc – Centre d’art de Colomiers and the Chapelle Saint-Jacques at Saint-Gaudens will be respectively playing host, based on the same monographic principle as the exhibitions developed around the river Garonne, to Sven’t Jolle, Jean Denant, Mykola Malyshko and Lada Nakonechna, Rémi Groussin and Michael Beutler.
The Festival salutes the opening of the brand new Musée Soulages in Rodez, and the novel Cuisine project at Négrepelisse and is offering to take its visitors by bus for these discovery outings.
So that Toulouse will throb to the rhythm of the Festival, and to link up with the Festival’s living and joyous dimension, the young curators Mehdi Brit and Blanche de Lestrange, in collaboration with the Institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse and the Siestes Électroniques, are presenting a series of performances and concerts in the Nocturnes, under the title « L’Éveil du Printemps ». And to make the Festival’s Nocturnes sparkle, we have called upon Yann Kersalé to connect the places on the circuit with a special light project, « Re-flé-chi », which will operate day and night.

Around the magazine A ( ) C I, edited by Clément Dirié, a talk programme is being held at Les Abattoirs around the guest artists present in Toulouse, to have exchanges with the public during the Festival’s first weekend. A homage to Günther Förg, a great German painter who died too young, will be given by his students in the form of posters and specific interventions.
The mediation programmes organized by the Centre Photographique in Lectoure add to the free-admission principle of the Festival an excellent reason for pushing open the doors of museums and art centres on the circuit: guided visits, fun-and-games circuits, practical workshops and meetings with artists are all keys for uninhibitedly understanding the most exacting propositions.
The City of Toulouse and its public and private partners are enabling the Festival to endure and grow. This is a gift for all of us… we offer them our heartfelt thanks.
So we’ll see you on 23 May at a special Archie Shepp concert at Les Abattoirs, which will open on a high note what we want to be nothing less than an art party — and a party for artists, too!
Marie-Thérèse Perrin   President-founder
 Jean-Marc Bustamante   Director

 

**Penelope Curtis (Tate Britain, Londres), Isabelle Gaudefroy (Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris), Christy MacLear (Président of the comitty 2014, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York), Olivier Michelon (Les Abattoirs – Frac Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse), Eckhard Schneider (PinchukArtCentre, Kiev), Philippe Vergne (MOCA, Los Angeles)

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Guide
Programme
Conference

A( )C 1 - Jean-Marc Bustamante - Mark Lyon

A( )C 1 & Jean-Marc Bustamante & Mark Lyon
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Marie Cool - Fabio Balducci

Marie Cool et Fabio Balducci
Château d'Eau
Exhibition

Jean Denant

Du temps à l'ouvrage
Lieu-Commun
Conference

Susan Hiller - Olivier Michelon

Susan Hiller & Olivier Michelon
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Sven't Jolle

AUSTERITY MUMS
BBB centre d'art
Performance

Louise Mariotte

institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Exhibition

Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo
Musée des Augustins
Conference

Elsa Sahal - Mathilde Ferrer - Valérie Da Costa

Elsa Sahal, Mathilde Ferrer & Valérie Da Costa
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Michael Beutler

Michael Beutler
La Chapelle St Jacques - Centre d'art conventionné
Conference

Marie Cozette - Clément Dirié

Marie Cozette & Clément Dirié
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Thomas Huber

Rote Fries (Red Frieze)
Espace EDF Bazacle
Performance

Hassan Khan

Taraban
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Concert

Guido Minisky (Acid Arab)

Guido Minisky (Acid Arab)
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Conference

Jorge Pardo - Thierry Leviez

Jorge Pardo & Thierry Leviez
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Concert

Archie Shepp

Archie Shepp
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Performance

Aldo Biascamano

Aldo Biascamano
Lieu-Commun
Concert

Cantenac Dagar

Cantenac Dagar
Pavillon Blanc Henri-Molina | Centre d’art (Colomiers)
Conference

Franz Gertsch - Rainer Michael Mason

Franz Gertsch & Rainer Michael Mason
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Conference

Thomas Huber

Speech
Espace EDF Bazacle
Performance

Andréane Leclerc

Living Sculpture
Espace Croix-Baragnon
Performance

Viviana Moin

Performance for Toulouse
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Performance

Benjamin Paré

Faire un tour
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Performance

Anaïs Sherrer

CONCERT
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Concert

Blind Digital Citizen

Label entreprise
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Exhibition

Manon de Boer

Sequenza
Couvent des Jacobins
Performance

Igor Grubić

Transfer in three acts
Hôtel-Dieu
Conference

Thomas Huber - Jean-Hubert Martin

Thomas Huber & Jean-Hubert Martin
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Performance

Hugo Lemaire

Hugo Lemaire
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Performance

Jeanne Moynot

La Jamais contente (The Never Content Woman)
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Performance

Andréas Pashias

Deforestation
Musée des Augustins
Performance

Noé Soulier

Noé Soulier
Hôtel-Dieu
Performance

Anna Byskov

Anjaam
Musée des Augustins
Conference

Manon de Boer - George van Dam

Manon de Boer & George van Dam
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Susan Hiller

Susan Hiller
les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Exhibition

Georges Jeanclos - Elsa Sahal

Georges Jeanclos et Elsa Sahal
Hôtel-Dieu
Exhibition

Mykola Malyshko

Mykola Malyshko
Espace Croix-Baragnon
Exhibition

Lada Nakonechna

Lada Nakonechna
Espace Croix-Baragnon
Concert

Raphaël

Raphaël
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse
Concert

Sundae

Sundae
institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse