The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, in partnership with Kickstarter, with support from NAFSA and APLU, have launched the second edition of the France on Campus Award under the patronage of film director Wes Anderson. This award aims at discovering, celebrating and supporting initiatives that explore France in new and creative ways. Check out the UGA project who won the award!
Dans le cadre des SPCD (Stages Pédagogiques de Courte Durée), l'Ambassade de France attribuera 22 bourses pour suivre une formation courte en France durant l'été 2017 : 14 à destination des enseignants de français langue étrangère au Cavilam à Vichy, 6 aux enseignants de classes bilingues au CLA à Besançon, et 2 pour un stage intensif (BELC) de formation professionnelle à Nantes.
The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. Last year around 60 students from over 15 US states and one foreign countries successfully completed FSLA.
Almine Rech Gallery presents John M Armleder, organized with Nicolas Trembley, from January 18-February 23, 2017. Marking his first solo exhibition in the gallery’s New York space, the renowned multi-disciplinary artist John M Armleder will present a historic ensemble of drawings created in the 1960s, a selection of notable Furniture Sculpture works from the 1980s, and a series of new paintings produced in New York specifically for the occasion.
The New York–based International Center of Photography, which reopened its museum last spring downtown on the Bowery, announced the 2017 winners of its Infinity Awards. This year’s recipient for art is the photographer and conceptual artist Sophie Calle.
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announces Florence Derieux from Centre Pompidou as IN/SITU curator, as well as Katell Jaffrès from Palais de Tokyo for Hors Les Murs Exhibition in partnership with the Institut Français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.
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.
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.
These acclaimed classical ensembles will be performing in February and March in the Los Angeles area.
The Graphic Design Festival started in Paris on January 11, 2017, and for the occasion, the poster order "Creative Sport" by collectives Frenchfourch and Stéréo buro will be exhibited between Jan 11 and Feb 22, 2017, in Paris, London and New York at the same time on street furniture thanks to a partnership with French outdoor advertising corporation JCDecaux.