© Françoise Maisongrande "Construction"


Françoise Maisongrande

For a long time a sign and symbol of heritage and anchorage, of family expression and identity, the detached house is an intimate space. While its primary function is to protect people and their possessions, it is also a reflection of each person's presence in the world. The place and the way people live in it determine their social position and personality.

For several years now, we have been witnessing a radical transformation of urban forms, ways of living and relationships with the land, with increasingly standardised buildings, fairly homogenous housing estates, houses built by developers and sold as turnkey projects. Françoise Maisongrande, an artist living in a suburb of Toulouse, has made this her starting point, her place of reflection and experimentation.

Her work is fuelled by observation, listening and collecting. She photographs, films and sketches the memory of everyday life.

The Muros exhibition explores our relationship with others and with our living spaces, both inside and outside the walls.

Françoise Maisongrande

Born in Limoges, Françoise Maisongrande lives and works in Villeneuve-Tolosane. She has been working as an artist since 1986 in schools, cultural centres and associations (most recently with the Rectorat and Les Abattoirs hors les murs).

The artist reveals an intimate and sentimental universe open to the world. Her visual work takes shape through multiple media such as collage, drawing and video, all closely linked elements of language.

Website: http://f.maisongrande.free.fr/

Exhibition organised with the support of Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse, as part of the 40th anniversary of the Fonds régionaux d'art contemporain.

The opening weekend takes place as part of WeFrac 2023