Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Toulouse, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées

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Libia Posada, "Signes cardinaux", (détail), 2010, coll. les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse - Marco Godinho, "Forever Immigrant", 2012 (détail), coll. 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR) © M. Godinho
From March to December 2019
"Je suis né étranger, j’ai vécu étranger et je mourrai plus étranger encore" writes the French-Lebanese author Amin Maalouf (The Journey of Baldassare). These words inspire the title of the program of exhibitions of contemporary art, realized by les Abattoirs, Museum - Frac Occitanie Toulouse in the Occitan Region on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Retirada. Read more
 
Antoni Clavé, Instrument muet (s.d) (détail), collection les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse, gravure au carborundum © Adagp, Paris, 2019 ; photogr. Cédrick Eymenier
Derniers jours
Through 19 june 2019
Pâtisserie Esparcel, Perpignan
This exhibition, which takes place in a historic site, still in use eighty years after having served as an exhibition space for the painter Antoni Clavé, recalls the difficulties and the vital force of art. Read more
 
François Malbreil, "La maison abandonnée"
Through 25 june 2019
Centre culturel Henri Desbals (31)
Immediately accessible and necessarily observed, landscape is a genre that has transcended the ages of art history. This exhibition brings together about twenty works from the Abattoirs collection. It gives to see plural landscapes: inhabited, crossed, returned, abandoned, revealed, revisited or imagined. Their common point is what makes screen: do not show everything or say everything, and so let contemplation come to you. Read more
 
Esther Ferrer, Série: "El Libro de las Cabezas". "Evolución - Metamórfosis", 2005, photographie, Courtesy Angels Barcelona © Adagp, Paris, 2019 ; courtesy Angels Barcelona / Esther Ferrer
Through 30 august 2019
Hôpital Joseph Ducuing
The exhibition Verso vi presents photographs of the Spanish artist Esther Ferrer, born during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and who grew up under Franco's dictatorship (1939-1975). Using his own body in his performances and his photographs, his libertarian and committed posture echoes a whole generation. Read more
 
Adrian Paci, "Centro di Permanenza temporanea", 2007, Vidéo, 4’42’’, Courtesy of the artist, kaufmann repetto, Milan - New York, et Peter Kilchmann, Zurich © Adrian Paci
Through 31 august 2019
Château d’Assier (46)
This contemporary exhibition tackles the question of exile in its actuality, carried by artists evoking the departure and its risks in a dreamlike way, echoing the epic story of the life of Galiot de Genouillac, master of the artillery from 1512 , punctuated by trips from the Italian peninsula to the Mediterranean islands. Read more
 
Thomas P. Kausel, Blue 16, 2013 Sérigraphie, 60 x 50 cm, collection les Abattoirs, Musée-Frac Occitanie Toulouse © droits réservés, crédit photographique : S. Léonard/les Abattoirs, Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse
Through 30 september 2019
Different shops in Rodez (12)
To celebrate the 100 years of Pierre Soulages, Rodez Agglomeration wishes to honor the Ruthenian painter through a vast cultural program. Les Abattoirs join this program by presenting works in some shops in Rodez. Read more
 
Jimmie Durham, "Sweet, light, crude", 2009 (détail), collection les Abattoirs, Musée -Frac Occitanie Toulouse, 25 barils de tôle peints, lettres adhésives, dim. variables © Jimmie Durham ; photogr. Cédrick Eymenier
Through 13 october 2019
Office de tourisme des Deux Rives, Auvillar (82)
The monumental work Sweet, Light, Crude by artist Jimmie Durham (1940, USA), an installation composed of colored barrels, offers another poetic and critical look at the movements in a globalized world. Read more
 
Raphaël Barontini, "En la plaza de mi pueblo" (détail), Marvejols, 2019, techniques mixtes, dimensions variables, Production les Abattoirs © Rapahaël Barontini
Through 19 october 2019
Public Garden, Marvejols (48)
The exhibition En plaza of mi pueblo, title taken from a Spanish republican song, invests the municipal garden of Marvejols during several months. Conceived by the artist Raphaël Barontini (1984, France), this intervention in the public space takes the form of a surreal narrative fresco. Read more
 
Stéphanie Saadé, "Le Chemin du retour", 2017. 113 dalles de pierre de Bourgogne. 2500 x 60 x 2 cm. courtesy galerie anne barrault © Aurélien Mole
Through 11 november 2019
Palais des Évêques, Saint-Lizier
The roads of exile are numerous on the cross-border territory of the country Couserans; the internment camp at Vernet, where 40,000 people stayed between 1939 and 1944, marked the history of the territory. Echoing this, the Palais des Evêques - musée départemental hosts this collective exhibition, designed as a stroll on the paths of memory of the Retirada and all the exiles of the world. Read more
 
Serge Pey, Le Taureau aux sabots de papier (détail), 2018 © Courtesy Serge Pey ; photogr. S.Léonard
Through 30 november 2019
Musée de Cerdagne, Sainte-Léocadie (66)
Serge Pey, artist and poet from Toulouse (1950, France) presents his new series of poster designs at the Musée de Cerdagne. Born from the Spanish republican exile, Serge Pey, whose libertarian adolescence was crossed by the antifranquiste struggle, pays homage here to the land of his ancestors in a Pyrenean place marked by cross-border geopolitics, like a return to the sources. Read more
 
Zineb Sedira, “MiddleSea”, 2008. Still. Video-projection (color, sound). © Zineb Sedira / DACS, London Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London
Through 5 january 2020
Le Réservoir, Revel (31)
Le Reservoir, dedicated to the work of the canal and the figure of its creator Pierre-Paul Riquet, dedicates an exhibition to the memory of the old boatmen of the Canal des Deux-Mers linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Read more