Going stronger than ever The Django Reinhardt NY Festival and The Allstars have taken the US by storm. They are headed again to NY from Paris, landing at Birdland, their official home, where it all started in 2000, with an ‘idea’ inspired by Producers Ettore Stratta and Pat Philips due to their work with famed Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli, Django’s partner, back in the 30’s and 40’s.
Interview with Esther da Costa Meyer, curator of 'Pierre Chareau: Modern and Architecture' at The Jewish Museum
Esther da Costa Meyer is professor of modern architecture at the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. Her research focuses on architecture in its interaction with globalization, neoliberalism, and environmental change, connections that challenge the anthropocentric, monographic models of traditional historiography. She also works on the architectural practices of colonial powers in the Global South, as well as the emerging cultures of resistance that were themselves highly hybrid, transnational, and diasporic.
In October 2016, French pianist Simon Ghraichy, led an energetic program of workshops and master classes at the Brooklyn Music School in Fort Greene, before returning at the Carnegie Hall with a unique recital celebrating his Mexican origins, My Hispanic Heritage.
Tintin illustrator Hergé and Oscar Wilde celebrated at The Grand and Petit Palais, Ananda Devi featured in The Guardian and Lithub, The Passing of Illustrator and Scenarist Ted Benoit, List of nominees for the Grand Prix Goncourt & Grand Prix du Roman.
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.
The French Consulate in San Francisco and The French American Cultural Society are pround to announce the winners of their Call for Artists, which offered the possibility for artists from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their art
Sharon Fantl, Assistant Director, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, NH, attended the Dance Focus 2016 organized by Institut francais and ONDA (office national de diffusion artistique) from September 21 to 24, 2016, at the Lyon Dance Biennial. The 2016 edition of DANCE FOCUS -- designed for international presenters and curators - brought together more than 280 professionals from 50 different countries.
FACE Foundation and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation have just announced the 2016-2017 French-American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) program grantees. The program is designed to foster the creative and professional development of jazz artists from both countries through their collaborative investigation of artistic practice and exposure to new audiences, musical concepts, and professional relationships.
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX announces French artist Pierre Huyghe as the winner of the 2017 Nasher Prize. In its second year, the $100,000 Nasher Prize is the most ambitious international award in sculpture honoring a living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities.
The month-long Festival, French Comics Framed, started on Monday! Most anticipated books in translation by women this year. Nathalie Léger featured in the Paris Review. Sarah Kaminsky's biography on her father, an expert in forgery. Passing of writer, editor and journalist Gilles Carpentier.