david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE at ‘printemps de septembre' festival in toulouse, france

23 September 2016
The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a programme of exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances.

In partnership with the Higher Institute of Arts Toulouse, David Shrigley has designed and manufactured all the elements to organise a music festival: the instruments, stage setting and rehearsal studio, posters and even the lyrics of songs. The display will be housed in the Palais des Arts school.

Yinka Shonibare MBE takes part in 'Resonances: Second Movement' at the Cross Baragnon Space. Drawing on the writings of Leopold Sedar Senghor and the history of American avant-garde music, this project brings to light little known affiliations between traditional African arts and cultures of its diaspora and the wider field of contemporary art. Shonibare will offer a postcolonial reading of Swan Lake.

The festival takes place from 23 September until 23 October 2016.

Printemps de Septembre