From October 17th to 26th, 2016, New York welcomed the second edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an exchange program for startups from the cultural and creative industries, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France. During this 10-day program, participants enjoyed a full experience filled with individual meetings, creative sessions, networking events, and site visits to New York’s cutting edge tech institutions.
No less than 5 prizes go to French productions at the 2016 Chicago International Children's Film Festival!
World’s top art prizes announced their winners in October. Among the winning artists, three French talents were honored: Clément Cogitore with the Ricard Foundation Prize, Kader Attia with the Marcel Duchamp Prize, and Lola Gonzalez with the Meurice Prize for Contemporary Art.
On the occasion of the Pierre Gouthière exhibition at The Frick Collection, we talked with Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts at The Frick Collection, and Visiting Associate Professor at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.
For its first Parisian edition, the Digital Lab seeks to nurture innovative, New York-based creative minds that place culture at the heart of their work. Products or services may be in the domain of museums and cultural sites, visual arts, performing arts, audiovisual and cinema, music, fashion and design, video games, or publishing, among many other areas.
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.