festivals

Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.
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Laurent Grasso: Soleil Double

Sept 13 - Oct 18, 2014
Sean Kelly Gallery
Sean Kelly announces Soleil Double, an exhibition of new work by Laurent Grasso. This will be the artist’s first solo show in New York since his critically acclaimed SoundFossil of 2010 and his first solo exhibition in the gallery’s new space.
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Swiss Institute Annual Design Series: Inaugural Edition, Fin de Siècle

Sep 17 - Nov 23, 2014
Swiss Institute
Swiss Institute announces the inaugural edition of its Annual Design Series, an exhibition curated by renowned Greek-Norwegian architect Andreas Angelidakis entitled Fin de Siècle. A curatorial homage to Eugène Ionesco’s 1952 absurdist play “The Chairs,” the exhibition will include an eclectic array of late 20th century design pieces sourced from museum and private collections.
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Seuls en Scène 2014

The French Cultural Services are pleased to announce the return of Seuls en Scène, Princeton University French Theater Festival, from September 15 to October 11, 2014 in partnership with the Lewis Center for the Arts.
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James Lee Byars, New York/Paris

From June to September 2014: exhibitions and performances are presented at MoMA PS1 in New York and at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris to celebrate the American artist James Lee Byars (1932-1997).
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The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters

July 26, 2014–March 22, 2015
MoMA
This exhibition, drawn almost exclusively from The Museum of Modern Art’s stellar collection of posters, lithographs, printed ephemera, and illustrated books, is the first MoMA exhibition in 30 years dedicated solely to Toulouse-Lautrec, and features over 100 examples of the best-known works created during the apex of his career.
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Guillaume Bruère: Vanilla

Septembre 4 - October 1, 2014
Nahmad Contemporary
Nahmad Contemporary presents Vanilla, a solo exhibition of work by French artist, Guillaume Bruère, curated by de Pury de Pury, the husband-and-wife team of Simon and Michaela de Pury. This is the artist’s debut presentation in New York City.
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Henri Matisse, The Cut-Outs: An Interview with MoMA Curators

Interview with Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, on "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" an upcoming exhibition opening at the MoMA October 12 2014.
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Interview with French director Arthur Nauzyciel

This fall, Seuls en scène, the third edition of the Princeton French Theater Festival, curated by Florent Masse will present Faim (Hunger) by the Norwegian author, Nobel prize in Literature in 1920, Knut Hamsun. The production of Faim is a collaboration between Arthur Nauzyciel, director of the Centre Dramatique National (CDN) in Orléans and the actor Xavier Gallais, who adapted the text for the stage with Florient Azoulay. In 2011, it had its premiere at the Théâtre de la Madeleine in Paris.
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French Fashion and Global Style

October 16, 2014 | 7 PM
Albertine Books in French & English
In the early part of the 20th century, when Coco Chanel issued the now-famous dictum “Fashion must come up from the streets,” the only sidewalks that mattered were located in the chic arrondissements of Paris or in the seaside resort towns of Deauville or Nice. Today, the streets that count constitute a worldwide network—from Shanghai to Stockholm, Berlin to Beirut. What is the place of French fashion in this global system?
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Fall 2014 in Paris

Paris will be abuzz in Fall 2014 with new exhibitions and retrospectives of major art figures such as Marcel Duchamp, Paul McCarty, Nikki de St Phalle and Sonia Delaunay. But there also will be a focus on one of the greatest American photographers, William Eggleston. Moreover, two prestigious places will re-open after renovations: the Musée Picasso, headed by Laurent Le Bon, and L'Hôtel de la Monnaie. Finally, the highly anticipated Fondation Louis Vuitton will open in a sumptuous building designed by Frank Gehry.
— Roland Barthes