The Toulouse Pride Parade

Les Abattoirs take part in the Toulouse Pride Parade for the first time

les Abattoirs
Esplanade Daniel Cordier

On Saturday 10 June 2023, Les Abattoirs, Musée - Frac Occitanie Toulouse will be taking part in the Toulouse Pride Parade for the first time, with a collective float designed by artist Pascal Lièvre and the multidisciplinary queer collective Griffes d'Anges.

Since they opened in 2000, creativity, sharing, diversity, education and accessibility have all been words that define Les Abattoirs' commitment to giving meaning to the concept of "living together". They also express the establishment's daily commitment to making this place of culture a place to be experienced by all, to be shared with everyone, while respecting diversity and difference.

Strong in its convictions, Les Abattoirs regularly partners with the LGBTQIA+ community, as shown by the carte blanche given to the PRIDE Toulouse association during the European Night of Museums since 2018. This year, Les Abattoirs also wishes to express its support for the LGBTQIA+ community by supporting the creation of a first artistic float that will parade on Saturday 10 June during the Toulouse Pride Parade.

The float is a collaborative project involving artists and associations. The design for this unique float was co-created by artist Pascal Lièvre and the multi-disciplinary queer collective Griffes d'Anges, in collaboration with Jérôme Carrié (for the PRIDE Toulouse association).

The work of Pascal Lièvre (1963, France) is a succession of gestures that reappropriate images, texts and symbols in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, video and performance. Shifting genres and overturning criteria, his works combine popular culture, philosophical commitment and political questioning.

Founded in 2021, Griffes d'Anges was born of a shared desire to promote the new queer art scene. The collective aims to be a collaborative space where every art form has the opportunity to express and enrich itself. Couturiers, graphic designers, ballet and voguing dancers, and emerging artists of all kinds are all part of this innovative approach.

At the end of the day, the float will be presented on the Abattoirs forecourt, where an after-party will be hosted by the Griffes d'Anges collective, bringing together the queer community of Toulouse and the surrounding area from 6.30pm to 11pm. Admission is by ticket, which can be downloaded free of charge from the website, or by QR code directly from the gates:

Les Abattoirs would like to thank all the artists, associations and partners who have made this original and collective artistic project in support of the LGBTQIA+ community possible.

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