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

Étage contemporain

From 2 february to 28 may 2017
les Abattoirs
Opening Thursday 2 February at 18:00
Kevin Rouillard, Extrait (tole, choc) Bouclier tortue fragment © Kevin Rouillard

Les Abattoirs has invited several French and international artists to take part in the exhibition celebrating Nouveau Réalisme, held for the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou.

Artists include: Joël Andrianomearisoa, Tomaž Furlan, Adela Goldbard, Cinthia Marcelle, Présence Panchounette, Kevin Rouillard, and Valerie Snobeck.

From a historical point of view, Nouveau Réalist works seem to be both an entry in 1960s art and society, and a major part of the foundations which make up the the way in which objects were used in 20th century art – from Picasso’s collages and Duchamp’s Ready-Made until today.

Due to the radical nature of their gestures and subject matter, the works also hold relevance as ways of understanding current art forms for those attempting to reassess the concept of art and the artist in the context of today’s consumer society by reasserting the humanistic ideals in the face of industrial expansion and globalisation.