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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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Sandrine Revel

May 2017
US (EAST COAST ONLY); Canada

Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious  Angoulême International Comics Festival.

authors on tour

Yanick Lahens

September 2017
US TOUR

Born in Port-au-Prince in 1953, Yanick Lahens is a major figure of Haitian literature today.  After attending school and university in France, she returned to Haiti, where she taught literature at the university in Port-au-Prince

authors on tour

Guy Delisle

May 2017
Canada & US

GUY DELISLE was born in Quebec City, Canada.

authors on tour

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.

music

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Franck Vigroux in Collaboration with Antoine Schmitt and Kurt D'Haeseleer

Tempest is a live audio and video performance by Franck Vigroux in collaboration with Antoine Schmitt. Just after the big bang, the universe was completely shapeless, filled with matter and energy, but irregularities were born, which became atoms, suns and planets…Within the primitive soup on Earth, indistinct molecules started to group as bacterias, to become life, animals, humans…Tempest recreates the sound and fury of these original maelstroms within which it searches for the origin of form, it looks for other forms. As an audio and visual performance, Tempest associates the analog instruments of Franck Vigroux with the visual algorithms of Antoine Schmitt, to create a real system-universes of pure chaos, that can be seen in the movements of millions of particles and can be heard through the roaring of air. By manipulating the internal forces of this chaos, the performers give birth to audio and visual shapes that develop in time, with more or less stability, more or less evidence.
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Quatuor Diotima and Zodiac Trio Perform in California

These acclaimed classical ensembles will be performing in February and March in the Los Angeles area.
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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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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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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.

Visual & Performing Arts

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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.
interview

Interview with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Curator of "Mathieu Mercier: Neither / Nor" at Osmos Gallery

On the occasion of the exhibition "Mathieu Mercier: Neither / Nor" at Osmos Gallery, we talked with Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, curator of the exhibition and founding director and publisher of Osmos Magazine.
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Oh Boy! in the press

Following the U.S. premiere of Oh Boy! in Broadway, at the Duke on 42nd Street presented by the New Victory Theater, French newspaper Le Monde published a very special article about the fabulous adventure of director Olivier Letellier's original play, translated into English and recreated with an American actor, Matthew Brown.
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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.
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Mathieu Bernard-Reymond at FIAF Gallery

Extended through Jan 31, 2016
FIAF Gallery
The French artist and photographer transforms documentary images of French hydroelectric and nuclear facilities into abstract, poetic compositions.
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Charles Percier at Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Nov 18, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017
Bard Graduate Center Gallery
'Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions' is the first large-scale exhibition to survey the magnificent range of projects undertaken by the French architect and interior designer from the end of the eighteenth to the beginning of the nineteenth century.

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 (BORGIA, 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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