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Winter Edito

In 2017, we wish to renew our commitment to a spirit of openness, transatlantic cooperation, and intellectual rigor across all of our programs.
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Jean Renoir: A Biography

Originally published in France in 2012, Pascal Mérigeau’s definitive biography of legendary film director Jean Renoir is a landmark work—a study of one of the most fascinating and creative artistic figures of the twentieth century.
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Lost Profiles Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism

Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic—Lost Profiles is a retrospective of a crucia
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Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach.
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Smart Loire Valley Program Fellowships

This call is open to all research disciplines and offers post-doctoral fellowships for international experienced researchers in region Centre-Val de Loire laboratories

books

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The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-Century French Novels

A scintillating glimpse into the lives of acclaimed writers and artists and their inspiring, often surprising convergences, from the author of "Monsieur Proust’s Library".
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Guy Delisle

May 2017
Canada & US

GUY DELISLE was born in Quebec City, Canada.

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Tiphaine Samoyault

April 2017
US TOUR
Tiphaine Samoyault is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3. She is the author of numerous essays and novels including "Montre cassée, forme et signification d'un motif dans les arts du temps" (Verdier), "Météorologie du rêve" (Le Seuil), "Les Indulgences" (Le Seuil), "La Main négative" (éditions Argol), "Bête de cirque" (Le Seuil). Her "Barthes: A Biography," was just released by Polity books.
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Radicalization: Why Some People Choose the Path of Violence

In the wake of the Paris, San Bernadino, and Brussels terrorist attacks, fears over “homegrown terrorism” have surfaced to a degree not seen since September 11, 2001—especially following the news that all of the perpetrators in Paris were European citizens. A sought-after commentator in France and a widely respected international scholar of radical Islam, Farhad Khosrokhavar has spent years studying the path toward radicalization, focusing particularly on the key role of prisons as incubators of a particular brand of outrage that has yielded so many attacks over the past decade.
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Montaigne: A Life

One of the most important writers and thinkers of the Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne helped invent a literary genre that seemed more modern than anything that had come before. But did he do it, as he suggests in his Essays, by retreating to his chateau, turning his back on the world, and stoically detaching himself from his violent times? In this definitive biography, Philippe Desan, one of the world’s leading authorities on Montaigne, overturns this longstanding myth by showing that Montaigne was constantly concerned with realizing his political ambitions—and that the literary and philosophical character of the Essays largely depends on them.
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French Books in the US - the 2017 edition

The Book Department of the French Embassy is pleased to publish the first version of the 2017 list of French books translated

music

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Nouvelle Vague to Tour the United States (an article by Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet)

A new tour for Nouvelle Vague, as described by Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet
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Gad Elmaleh at Carnegie Hall by Gabrielle Amar-Ouimet

Feb 11, 2017
Carnegie Hall
Gad Elmaleh will perform at Carnegie Hall
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French Grammy Awards Nominees 2017

The Recording Academy has just released its list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Awards Ceremony, to be held next February in Los Angeles. The 2017 is, once again, very strong with nominations of French artists and labels, notably with Jean-Michel Jarre nominated in an electro category, Gojira nominated in two rock categories, and a legion of nominations for the label Harmonia Mundi and its imprints.
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Marie-Jo Thério in Concert

March 8, 2017 | 7PM
Lycée Français de New York (LFNY)
Lycée Français de New York presents music from Quebec with this concert of Marie-Jo Thério in March 2017.
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New Release from Piers Faccini; Touring Early 2017

Singer-songwriter Piers Faccini recently released his latest album ‘I Dreamed an Island’ via Six Degrees Records and announced several concert dates in North America for early 2017, including Winter Jazz Fest in New York in January and Washington DC’s Sixth & I Synagogue venue on January 14th.
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New Yann Tiersen Release and Contest

Following the release of EUSA, a brand new album of piano compositions recorded live at Abbey Road, Yann Tiersen is launching a competition to find the best and most interesting interpretations of tracks from the album.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio at the MET

Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 16, 2017
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Not since 1973, when an exhibition of the French followers of Caravaggio was held at the French Academy in Rome and at the Grand Palais in Paris, has there been an attempt to bring the achievements of this extraordinary painter before a large public. Therefore, this exhibition will be a landmark event not only for scholars and students, but also for art lovers, who will discover one of the giants of French painting.
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Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques presents Eden at Aperture

Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 19, 2017
Aperture Gallery
Initiated as part of the inaugural 'Immersion: A French American Photography Commission', a program launched by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in alliance with Aperture Foundation, 'Eden' is the first iteration of artist Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques’s eponymous long-term project.
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Neither Here Nor There at Radiator Arts

Nov 18, 2016 – Jan 20, 2017
Radiator Arts
The exhibition "Neither Here Nor There" presents the works of eight artists who all share the same birthplace – France and who voluntarily migrated several years ago to New York City.
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Simon Hantaï at Timothy Taylor

Dec 6, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017
Timothy Taylor 16×34
'On View' – a four-part presentation at Timothy Taylor 16×34 – will unveil an evolving exhibition over the course of a year. It commences with a large-scale work by Simon Hantaï. Completed in 1980, 'Tabula' demonstrates Hantaï’s unique pliage technique at a scale realized in the artist’s later works.
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Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter at the MoMA

Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017
MoMA
'Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter' explores the ways in which contemporary architecture and design have addressed notions of shelter in light of global refugee emergencies.
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Matisse Drawings at Katonah Museum

Oct 23, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017
Katonah Museum of Art
Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection, a unique exploration of Henri Matisse’s drawings by one of America’s greatest abstract artists, provides new insight into the French master’s work.

Film, TV & New Media

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List of French T.V. Series Available on VOD Platforms

The Film Department has prepared a list of some of the best French TV series available on VOD platforms as Amazon, Hulu and Netflix. With themes like sex (THE BORGIAS, MAISON CLOSE and VERSAILLES), murder, suspense (BRAQUO, THE BUREAU and WITNESSES), humor (CALL MY AGENT), and art, they are definitely worth a watch!
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L'ÉTÉ EN SUSPENS (A SUMMER PAUSED) on Vimeo

With the generous support of the French Embassy, the College of Staten Island offered scholarships to eight City University of New York students allowing them study abroad. Travelling with their professor in July 2016, the students (six from the College of Staten Island and two from the Graduate Center) became filmmakers in the city of Tours. As a group, they brought with them a wide range of interests in the arts—filmmaking, photography, theater, animation, and writing. With these talents, the students created a short film, L’ÉTÉ EN SUSPENS (A SUMMER PAUSED).
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Four Emerging Startups Selected for the French-American Digital Lab in Paris

A group of 4 American startups were selected to participate in the inaugural Paris session of the French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures exchange program,
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THE BUREAU Season 2 Available on Sundance Now

US members of Sundance Now will be able to stream S1 and S2 exclusively on SundanceNow.com.
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French-American Digital Lab New York 2016 Highlights of the Second Edition

From October 17th to 26th, 2016, New York welcomed the second edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an exchange program for startups from the cultural and creative industries, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France. During this 10-day program, participants enjoyed a full experience filled with individual meetings, creative sessions, networking events, and site visits to New York’s cutting edge tech institutions.
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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche: a tour to present his work to American audiences

Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche will be introducing and speaking about his work and on that occasion his previous and latest works will be screened in multiple locations. Find the full program of his tour below.
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