We continue our coverage of the Rose Beton Biennale in Toulouse ( check our previous report here). In parallel to the open air gallery, with street walls being painted throughout the city, the Museum of contemporary art, Les Abattoirs is hosting an exhibition featuring three international artists: Tania Mouraud, Todd James and Cleon Peterson.
Patron of the Biennale, Tania Mouraud (b.1942) is a French multidisciplinary artist whose practice has been deployed since the late 1960s through paintings, installations, performances and videos. Her distinctive calligraphic style is highlighted by seven kakemonos from the series Mots-Mêlés surrounded by a large mural ‘Only the sound remains’, playing between letters, barcodes and graphic design.
Los Angeles based artist Cleon Peterson (b. 1973) painted a monumental and dystopic mural. Using a restricted colour palette, Cleon Peterson depicts a violent and chaotic world, inspired by mythological tales, historical facts as well as the current reality of our world.
New York based graffiti artist Todd James (b. 1969) showcases a series of fierce and acidulous paintings. Inspired by pop culture and action painting, his sexy curvaceous blonde character is playful, and grin in the face of machines and destruction.
Pictures by Prune Mahe for Butterfly Art News
Rose Beton – Les Abattoirs
Until 5 January 2020
The third edition of The ROSE BETON FESTIVAL becomes a biennale dedicated to urban practices and cultures in Toulouse. National and international artists continue to invade the Pink City walls and cultural venues.
Back in 2016 legendary graffiti artist FUTURA painted a train carriage in the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Toulouse, Les Abattoirs ( see our coverage here ).
The 2019 edition, co-curated by TILT and Nicolas Couturieux, pursues the expansion of the ‘open air gallery’ with outside walls painted by RERO , MOMO, JEROEN EROSIE, MADEMOISELLE KAT, MOSES AND TAP, HENSE as well as installations by MARK JENKINS.
Installation by Mark Jenkins © Benjamin Roudet
The second part of the Rose Beton Biennale will kick start on 26 September with an exhibition featuring works and installations from TANIA MOURAUD, TODD JAMES and CLEON PETERSON inside The Abattoirs, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Tania Mouraud Guest of honour of the Rose Beton Biennale
Many events, mediation, tours, workshops, and conferences are scheduled throughout the Rose Beton Biennale. For full programme, please visit the website
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ROSE BETON BIENNALE
26 September 2019 – January 5, 2020
76 allées Charles-de-Fitte
UK artist Ben Eine recently created a new mural with his signature font on one of the walls of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse for the Rose Beton Festival. The colourful mural stating ‘STORYTELLING’ is already the favorite amongst the students.
Check the pics of the work in progress.
View the full set of pics here
ROSE BETON FESTIVAL
Until 28 August 2016