Joint Project in Contemporary Art between the Nantes School of Art, the University of Houston School of Art and Geneva School of Art and Design
Hailed by the Epoch Times as a “singular virtuoso with an exquisitely sensitive playing” Mélanie Genin, is a French harpist currently based in New York. She has recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall as a soloist in the Debussy Dances for harp and orchestra as the first prizewinner of the International Shining stars series. An international representative of the French harp school, she is the only harpist finalist of the 2014 prestigious Concert Artist Guild competition of New York and a semifinalist of the 2014 International Young artist competitions. A passionate and dedicated chamber music player, Ms. Genin is also very dedicated to gaining a larger audience for the harp and developing its repertoire. A fervent advocate of new music she has commissioned several pieces, and premiered several works of composers such as Wei-Chieh Lin, Jules Matton and Yuri Boguinia.
Director Abbas Fahdel will be presenting his latest film Homeland, Iraq Year Zero, in multiple universities on the East coast of the United States.
Six French startup teams have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab.
The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his sucessful book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.
Interview with Valerie Steele, Director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Valerie Steele has organized more than 25 exhibitions since 1997, including The Corset, London Fashion, Gothic: Dark Glamour; Daphne Guinness, A Queer History of Fashion, Dance and Fashion and the forthcoming Proust’s Muse, the Countess Greffulhe.
The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.
Breakdance world champion Anne Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line festival with Graphic Cyphers, a commission from the organization Dancing in the Streets, and the presentation of the quartet Autarcie (…) Anne Nguyen and Sonia Bel Hadj Brahim, one of the dancers of Autarcie (…) speak with Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer, Performing Arts, French Cultural Services.
Princeton University's France Global Seminar entitled French Theater Today: In Practice and Performance in Paris and at the Avignon Theater Festival, took place from June 11 to July 23, 2016. Coordinated by Senior Lecturer Florent Masse, the course introduced students to the rich history of French theater, to its traditional and contemporary scene, as well as to the vibrant Avignon Festival. Sam Gravitte, student, shares his impressions.
An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.
The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.