• Events
Feb 14
Film Series
Jean Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy at Norton Simon 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Feb 21
Fahavalo, Madagascar 1947 with director Marie Clémence Andriamonta-Paes Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 164 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60601
Feb 22
The Science of Sleep Bob Baker Marionette Theater 4949 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Ceci n'est pas...

Ceci n'est pas... is returning to Los Angeles in 2019! After a successful first edition held in 2013 as a 5-month season of exchanges between French and Californian artists, curators and institutions, the program returns this spring as a platform featuring the best of the French contemporary artistic scene.

Supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the LA Chapter of the FACE Foundation, Ceci n’est pas… presents a series of projects organized by local institutions in contemporary art, music, performance, dance, that often explores the intersections between these disciplines.

By showcasing events and exhibitions involving French artists in the Los Angeles area, Ceci n’est pas… aims at facilitating the access of the Californian public to the vitality and the diversity of the French artistic scene.

Our objectives are also to celebrate existing collaborations between American organizations and French artists and inspire new ones. France and California share an important part of modern and contemporary art history, and we are committed to promoting, preserving and fostering this unique cultural dialogue.

The first events of this series included the west coast premiere of Jerôme Bel’s Gala at the Theater at Ace Hotel, the 13th Floor exhibition featuring 15 French galleries and 15 French artists at the debuting FELIX LA art fair, FLAX’s exhibition Shelter of Playground at the MAK Center, and more.

The series continues in April with more events: CBARET' What Not Speak Easy at LAXART will include everything from karaoke to a play by Guy de Cointet to a chair dance. Gaëlle Choisne's exhibition called TEMPLE OF LOVE—Adorable takes Haitian composer Carmen Brouard’s musical exploration of Creolization as a proposition that animates the elements of the installation. French artist Marie Voignier will be presenting Tinselwood, immersing us into a tropical forest in Cameroon once coveted by both German and French colonial powers. French female artists come together in Les Amoureuses to explore love. Finally, visit artist Félicia Atkinson's exhibition at Mast on Fig!