From May 7 through 20 in New York City, Oui Design, the French Embassy’s program that fosters creative exchange in design between France and the U.S., co-presented over 20 events within the framework of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official city-wide celebration of design. Oui Design brought the work of 27 international designers and curators as well as 15 manufacturers and institutions to New York.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, MoMA senior curator Paola Antonelli, curator Alexandra Midal, and guests discussed in a daylong abecedarium around the upcoming exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?: twenty-six iconic garments, accessories, and issues from the fashion universe, spanning the early 20th century to the present.
Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.
French dancer Alexandre Hammoudi has been a soloist at the American Ballet Theater since 2012. For the 2016 ABT Spring Season at the Met Opera, Alexandre will perform in several ABT repertory pieces and a new production, including works by Alexei Ratmansky.
"Echappés In The Streets" is the result of both Valerie Fourrier’s original idea to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the City Ballet of San Diego (USA), and her encounter with a talented photographer, Ursula Bensimon.
Deserting the Site is the first project of DUST (Desert Unit for Speculative Territories) a three-year series of transdisciplinary seminars, lectures, events and workshops co-organized by les Beaux-Arts de Nantes Metropole (France) and the School of Art at the University of Houston (TX) and conceived by Ida Soulard and Abinadi Meza in the wider context of Fieldwork: Marfa, with the support of the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.
Read an interview with Mary Rose Lloyd and Lindsey Buller Maliekel, respectively Director of Artistic Programming and Director of Education / Public Engagement for the New Victory Theater, about their engagement with young audiences.
Celebrating Jean Genet's plays; interviews with Andreï Makine and Karim Miské; Olivier Wierviorka’s The French Resistance; the 2016 Best Translated Book Award shortlist and the 2016 Eisner Awards nominations; Michèle Audin on Oulipo and One Hundred Twenty-One Days; the Book Department is looking for an American communications intern to start July 1!
In April 2016, playwright, actor, and director Wajdi Mouawad was appointed director of the Théâtre national de la Colline in Paris.
MegaCities ShortDocs international contest and festivals are held in Megacities (or metropolises) to support the production of short documentaries that raise awareness about urban challenges. Applications for 2016 edition are now open to 11 megacities: New York, Mexico, São Paulo, Paris, Cairo, Moscow, Delhi, Manila, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo.