The essentials The Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, did not appreciate the fact that a “dazibao” adorned the wall of the Théâtre de la Cité, which was manned by intermittent entertainment workers to demand the reopening of theaters … which he did asks.
The scene is furtive, but says a lot about the misunderstanding that exists between artists and the world of culture in general and that of politicians and decision-makers. On Friday afternoon March 12, the Mayor of Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, was filmed crumpling an Act UP poster that he had just torn down on the edge of the Theater de la Cité, which was occupied by temporary entertainment before he stormed in an unmarked white car … and electric. It must be said that the tone of the poster in question was not particularly sympathetic to the President of Toulouse Métropole.
The chosen one, who apparently passed by without originally intending to go to the direct meeting of the artists, hardly appreciated being caricatured in public under the motto “Moudenc is culture, what Monsanto agriculture is”. Suffice it to say a poison … All the more unfair when Jean-Luc Moudenc joined in the letter from French President Urbaine to the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, to “express his desire to reopen the cultural places he himself has “a long time” and that it also supports the white year renewal call for unemployment benefits for intermittent entertainment workers.
One man had time to challenge him and ask him to explain his gesture. Jean-Luc Moudenc smiled, but Sibyllin turned to him and replied: “I wish you a good afternoon, I am very happy to have met you, it allowed me to distract myself.” The mayor of Toulouse definitely likes the field. We remember that at the height of the yellow vests movement two years ago, he was surprised at the heart of a rather violent demonstration on his scooter. The scene had already been controversial.