Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news
Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.
The Initiative for Transatlantic Friendship and Mobility, announced by the Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 13, 2014, and endorsed by AAU (Association of American Universities), APLU (the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities), NAFSA (Association of International Educators) and IIE (the Institute of International Education), aims to strengthen the historic ties between the United States and France by doubling the number of students from France and the United States studying abroad in our respective countries, by 2025.
The French artist Camille Blatrix received the 16th Ricard Foundation Award for his scultpures I want to spend the rest of my life (Je veux passer le reste de ma vie avec toi) and Still'elle that were part of the group exhibition The time, moods, values, attention curated by the French independent curators castillo/corrales at the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard in Paris.
On Saturday October 25th, 2014, the French artist Julien Prévieux received the 2014 Marcel Duchamp Award at the Paris FIAC (Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain) for his work entitled What shall we do next ? created between 2006 and 2011.
Eva Barois de Caevel, independent curator based in Paris and assistant curator at Raw Material Company in Dakar (Senegal), has been named as the Independent Vision Curatorial Award Honoree this year.
The French language and Francophonie Week is celebrated every year around the International Francophonie Day, March 20th, and is a major event for all lovers of the French language. As such, “Dis-moi dix mots” (www.dismoidixmots.culture.fr) is an annual worldwide contest created to celebrate the richness and vitality of the French language. The contest invites students to express themselves through a series of ten words that are chosen every year by a number of our francophone partners: France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, and the International Organization of la Francophonie (constituted of 77 states and governments from around the world.