David Damoison, Carte, "Guadeloupe", de la série "Abolitions", 2021, collection les Abattoirs, photographie NB, 42 x 59,4 cm © David Damoison ; photo courtesy de l’artiste

Voyage, Plus loin

The exhibition brings together seven contemporary artists from the Abattoirs' collections, highlighting different approaches to travel and underlining the diversity and depth of the universal and infinite quest that is travel.

Jean-Michel Alberola, David Damoison, Leah Desmousseaux, Alicia Mihai Gazcue, Christine Morel, Françoise Nunez, Didier Thibault

Collection des Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse

The evocation of "travel" in the history of art is part of an uninterrupted narrative, weaving visual tales across the ages. As far back as Antiquity, we find representations of journeys linked to heroic feats or military expeditions. Over the centuries, the representation of travel has evolved from the picturesque landscape of the Baroque period to the personal quest of the Romantics to the exotic and varied landscapes of the Impressionists. Much more than a simple geographical journey, the artistic "voyage" transcended temporal and cultural boundaries. The advent of photography in 1839 breathed new life into the way we capture and perceive the world. In this quest to broaden our field of vision, some artists are moving closer to documentary reportage and tackling geopolitical issues.

Curated by: Emmanuelle Hamon