Why should art be confined to the walls of museums? In Toulouse, until May 28, no need to go through the doors Slaughterhouses to see works from his collection. By entering the cheese maker or the tea shop on rue de la Colombette, customers will now become admirers of the artistic creations of Richard Fauguet or Christine Morel.
An idea for a “neighborhood museum” that germinated in Antoine Bères’ head during confinement. “While art was locked up, the only living spaces open were the so-called essential businesses. I thought that we could put works in these places of life to remove the distance and give art back to Toulouse residents, ”explains the founder of Art & Quotidien, at the initiative of this project.
He won over the Musée des Abattoirs, accustomed to exhibiting outside the walls, without too much difficulty. As well as the Association of craftsmen and traders of Saint-Aubin/Colombette, always ready to commit to new projects to bring the neighborhood to life. “It’s a way to offer something extra, to always be in this spirit of consum’actor”, pleads François Scheerens, one of its members. He also sees it as a way to create further interaction between residents and shopkeepers, transformed for a time into cultural mediators.