Hors les Murs

Vernissage Centre d'Art la Fenêtre

Since 2009, the Boutographies have been bringing together a network of local actors in an "Hors les murs" (out of walls) program in Montpellier, in the heart of the city and its downtown neighborhoods.

During the highlight of the festival, these cultural venues and partner galleries offer exhibitions of photographs from their own programming or from the Boutographies.

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Plan of the 2019 Boutographies exposition places

Marie Andreasz Traverser les songes
© Marie Andreasz

N°1 Agnès b.
The Dream is over
The 3 times or the Earth Revolution
from Agnes AL
Alice, la nuit y sera from Lilie Pinot
Traverser les songes from Marie Andreasz

This exhibition’s purpose is to bring to light the universe of three photographers; each of whom leaves a big part to the unconscious and the imaginary and where the searching for light, even reduced to its smallest point, is neither illusory nor secondary.

That much is the common project of these three artists who, while cultivating their singularity, turn out to be sometimes really similar in their works. Displaying a common will to invite the audience to be actors of their own quests, the photographers invite them to scrutinize each and every detail to discover the image, and to go as far as recreating it with their own emotions and experiences.

Exhibition1: Vernissage May 16th, 6.30pm

Pratical info
Shop agnès b.
Exhibition : From May 9th to May 25th
Opening times : Monday 2pm to 7pm and Thusday to Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Adress : 14 rue Foch 34000 Montpellier
Tram : Line 1 stop Peyrou Arc de Triomphe


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Phone : +33 (0)4 67 57 80 94
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Juliette Martin La dernière fois 11
© Juliette Martin

N°2 Marché du Lez
La dernière fois from Juliette Martin

When, at the end of summer I went to see my grandfather, it had been a really long time since I had last seen him. I asked myself what had become of him, of his house and of the little shed bordering the railroads where the August months seemed unending.

Vernissage May 7th, 7:30pm

Practical info
Marché du Lez
Exhibition : Exhibition outside from 7 until 26th may
Opening times : Antique
Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 7pm
Restaurant : Monday to Sunday from 12am to 2:30pm / from 8pm to 11:30pm
Adress : 1348, avenue Raymond Dugrand 34000 Montpellier

Tram : Line 3 stop Pablo Picasso

Phone : 04 67 81 24 27
Website :

Emilie Arfeuil
© Emilie Arfeuil

N°3 L'Aberrante Galery
Les métamorphoses de Protée from Emilie Arfeuil

“Like the chrysalis that turns into a butterfly, the petal that blooms from the bud, the snake that sheds his skin in ribbons, humans change. Naturally of course as it is the cycle of life. But they also change of their own will. Not necessarily like the chameleon by the way, whose only goal is to merge into the landscape. More like Proteus…”

Vernissage + sound performance on May 2th 6:30pm

Metting photographer on May 9th 6:30pm
Workshop on May 12th 10:00 am until 12:00pm
Happening performance on May 18th 7:00pm
Closing night + performance on May 25th 6:30pm

Pratical Info
L'Aberrante gallery
Exhibition : From May 02th to May 25th

Opening times: Wenesday until saturday 11:30 am to 6:30 pm
Adress : 1bis rue du faisan
34920 Le Crès
Tram : Line 2 stop Via Domitia

Valérie Vernhet

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Phone : +33 (0) 6 52 27 57 75
Website :

Nathalie Sapin
© Nathalie Sapin

N°4 N°5 Galery
OBTA from Nathalie Sapin

In a performance by the choreograph/artist from Montpellier Patrice Barthès, Nathalie Sapin photographs tango’s sensuality. Bodies bared in parts that are usually hidden and reciprocally... Skin and sphere work as actors with the light and create a contrast, generating a carefully restrained sensual tension, which we could almost call erotic.

Vernissage May 10th, 5pm until 8pm

Practical info
N°5 Gallery
Exhibition : From May 7th to June 8th
Opening times : Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6:30pm
Adress : 5 rue Ste Anne
34000 Montpellier
Tram : Lines 1 et 2 stop Comédie
Tram : Line 4 stop Peyrou - Arc de Triomphe

Ludovic Allabert
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Phone : 09 81 05 39 75
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Liu Huan 100 noms de familles
© Liu Huan

N°5 Galerie St Ravy
 by Liu Huan

is a photography series that questions women’s rights of succession to their family name.  In Chinese, 姓 (xing) means « last name ». It is made of two characters 女 (nv), ‘’woman’’, and 生 (sheng), ‘’birth’’. Yet in China, if a child is born without its father’s recognition, it doesn’t get a civil status. A hundred family names are listed in my country. I wrote them one by one on a woman’s belly, whose breathing makes them disappear under water, turning the latter darker and darker.

Vernissage on 3th may 6:30pm

Practical info
Galerie St Ravy
Exhibition : From May 4th until May 26th
Opening times : Tuesday to sunday, 1pm - 7pm
Adress : Place St Ravy  34000 Montpellier

Tram : Lines 1 and 2 stop Comédie
Tram : Line 4 stop Peyrou Arc de Triomphe

Phone : 04 67 60 61 66
Website : Facebook

Elsa Beaumont rivages 6
© Elsa Beaumont

N°6 Gazette café
Rivages from Elsa Beaumont

The Niger River goes through six countries including Mali. In 2004, I boarded a boat going from Koulikoro (Bamako’s river port) to Gao passing through Ségou, Djenné, Mopti, Niafunké, and Timbuktu. Named Djoliba in Bambara, it is a legendary river. The same scenes have been repeating themselves on those shores for centuries. Thanks to the river men can travel exchanging merchandise, and connecting to other cultures. These images are emblematic. They reveal the intensity of the instants where the boat arrives. Beautifully organised choreographies then take place, blending the bright colours of the loincloths with the ochre colours of the water and shores. It is now difficult to observe those scenes without having in mind the present armed conflicts that came to weaken the stability of the population, creating an unsafe and chaotic climate.

Vernissage May 8th, 6:30pm

Practical info
Gazette café

Exhibition : From May 8th until May 26th
Opening times : Tuesday to Saturday : 10am to 1pm. Closed on Mondays and Sundays
Adress : 6 Rue Levat
34000 Montpellier

Tram : Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4 stop Gare st Roch

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Phone : 04 67 59 07 59
Website : Facebook

Amaral & Barthes - Patrick Brunet © Amaral & Barthes - Patrick Brunet

N°7 L'Anacrouse
Exhibition 1 In vitro In petto from Amaral & Barthes
Exhibition 2 Black Bird
from Patrick Brunet

Vernissage May 10th, 6:30pm

Practical Info
Exhibition : From May 10th until May 26th
Opening times : Saturday 3pm to 7pm by appointment during the week
Adress : 5 Place du petit scel
34000 Montpellier
Tram : Lines 1 and 2 stop Comédie
Tram : Lines 4 stop Peyrou - Arc de Triomphe

Sylvain Raguza
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Phone : 04 34 11 02 25
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Andrea Mantovani Invisibles vieux 01
© Andrea Mantovani

N°8 Le Bar à photo
Invisibles vieux from Andrea Mantovani

Humans have always had a need to stay somewhere, to inhabit a place, to appropriate a territory, to have a home.When age-related difficulties come, how do we keep the notions of inhabiting and citizenship alive? 11 witnesses aged between 66 and 97 years old, have accepted to talk about this matter. They all have the common point of living in Montpellier.

Vernissage May 8th, 6pm
Projection at the Gazette cafe on May 21st, 6pm

Practical info
Le Bar à photo
Exhibition : From May 4th until June 6th
Opening times : Monday to Friday, 2pm to 6pm (During the Boutographies)

Exceptionnaly opened on Saturday, May 18th
Adress : 29 ter rue Lakanal
34090 Montpellier

Tram : Lines 1 and 4 stop Louis Blanc and Albert 1er

E mail :
Phone : 04 99 61 10 63
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Snezhana von Buedingen Meeting Sofie 20
© Snezhana von Buedingen

N°9 Maison de Heidelberg
Meeting Sofie
from Snezhana von Buedingen

The series Meeting Sofie explores the world of a 19-year-old woman with Down’s syndrome born into a German family who emigrated to Denmark. For the past 8 years, Sofie has lived with her family on a small farm in eastern Germany.

Vernissage May 6th, 6.30pm

Practical Info

Maison de Heidelberg
Exhibition : From May 6th to May 26th
Opening times : Monday to Thursday 9am to 12am 2pm to 6pm Friday 9am to 12pm 2pm to 4pm
Adress : 4 rue des Trésoriers de la bourse 34000 Montpellier

Tram : Lines 1 and 2 stop Comédie

Janina Gillé et Nadine Gruner
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Phone : 04 67 60 48 11
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Claudia Fritz Human Nature 02
© Claudia Fritz

N°10 Chateau Capion
Human Nature from Claudia Fritz

The work of the Austrian photographer Claudia Fritz is about human interventions within landscape, in their obvious or undetectable aspects. Black rectangles are affixed on archetypal scenes, obstructing the view and disturbing the search for clues in the image. Objects or masks, the black rectangles preserve the enigma of shapes and consequences of the human presence in landscapes that are considered natural.

Vernissage April 30th, 6:30pm

Practical info
Chateau Capion
Exhibition : From 1st to May 30th

Horaires : Monday to sunday 10:00am to 6:30pm
Adress : Chemin de Capion
34150 Aniane

Lucile Pinault
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Phone : 04 67 57 71 37
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Yvon Bobinet Géographie désenchantée carte 3
© Yvon Bobinet

N°11 Annie Gabrielli 
Géographie désenchantée from Yvon Bobinet

In this exhibition, Yvon Bobinet shows his vision of the world expressed through a comprehensive device displaying the model of a “real-fake” map, seven stereoscopic representations of “fake-real” maps in the form of analytical photographs, with a video made of the latter. Technically, the photographs are constructed for a binocular vision requiring specific “3D” glasses, as well as for the video images. Seven colour photographs (in monocular vision) extracted from the video complete the exhibition..

Vernissage April 12th, 6.30pm

Practical info

Annie Gabrielli Gallery
Exhibition : From April 13th to May 25th
Opening times during Les Boutographies : Wednesday to Saturday: 3pm – 7pm and by appointment
Adress : 33 avenue François Delmas (Av. de Nîmes)  34000 Montpellier

Tram : Line 2 stop Beaux-Arts, lines 1, 2 and 4 stop Corum

Annie Gabrielli

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Phone: 06 71 28 53 24
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Estelle Delesalle Palingenesia © Estelle Delesalle

N°12 Hôtel Mercure Montpellier Centre Comédie
by Estelle Delesalle

“The artist’s poetic and symbolic approach is linked to the history of curiosity as it emerged at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Renaissance. Her contemporary and performative vision on wonderfulness eludes the stated territory of the work of art by continuously renewing herself in the most singular places and subjects. Embodied through the study of a garden, of an impossible perfume, of a harmed work of art, or even palingenesia, the signs revealed by the artist allow us to catch a glimpse of the dynamics of what both escapes us and fills us with wonder.” Jean de Loisy and Rébécca Lamarche Vadel

Vernissage May 3rd, 7pm

Pratical info
Hôtel Mercure
Exhibition : From May 3rd to May 26th
Opening : Monday to sunday 10:00am à 6:00pm
Adress : 6 rue de la Spirale
34000 Montpellier
Tram : Lignes 1 et 2 arrêt Comédie
Tram : Ligne 1 et 4 arrêt Antigone

Schmitz Ulrike The Missing Link 01
© Ulrike Schmitz

N°13 Pierresvives
The Missing Link from Ulrike Schmitz

The Neanderthal genome, a human species that disappeared 39.000 years ago, has recently been decoded. Harvard scientists are now working on its synthetic reproduction in a human stem cell, which could be incorporated into a surrogate mother. The (re)birth of a Neanderthal clone has thus become a plausible future scenario. The surreal case of a Neanderthal clone has awoken the photographer’s interest whose work deals with our origins and our potential future. The images follow a metaphorical process.

Meeting with the photographer May 2th, 6.30pm

Pratical info
Exhibition : From April 30th to May 26th
Opening time : Tuesday to saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Adress : 1000 rue d'Alco
34087 Montpellier cedex 4
Tram : Line 1 stop Halles de La Paillade
Tram : Line 3 stop Hôtel du Département

Sylvie Jaumes
Email : Contact form
Phone : 04 67 67 30 00 / Disabled people 04 67 67 30 26 / Scolar 04 67 67 30 93
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Mayumi Nishi
© Mayumi Nishi

N°14 Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3
Exhibition of the winner of the 2019 competition, on the theme Small things in silence. The competition is based on a partnership between the Boutographies and the Cultural Centre of the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.

Vernissage May 6th, 12am

Practical info
Centre Culturel Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 
Exhibition : From May 3rd until June 10th
Opening : Monday to Saturday, 8:30am - 8pm
Adress : Route de Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Tram : Line 1 stop Saint Eloi

Dubourg Nicolas
E mail :
Phone : 04 67 14 55 98
Website :  ccu.univ-montp3 & Facebook