From the Bronx to the Seine

Thanks to the Contemporary Theater Fund, the project From the Bronx to the Seine offers adolescents living in the suburbs of both Paris and New York the opportunity to experience a theatrical journey.

Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion

On Tuesday, June 16th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on rare crafts at the heart of the arts ans fashion industries. She took us on a tour of fashion's backstage, introducing us to the world of little known but extraordinary traditional artisans.

DANSE: A Glossary

DANSE: A Glossary was an event held on June 4, 2015 by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and curated by Noémie Solomon. It featured brief and experimental presentations on a series of keywords vital to contemporary dance practices.

Short Excerpt from DANSE: A Catalogue

A short excerpt of Incommensurable Gestures, a discussion between Emmanuelle Huynh and Judy Hussie-Taylor that is part of DANSE: A Catalogue.

Artist-in-Residence Program in the U.S.: Winners, 2015

In 2014 the Institut français launched a new artist-in-residence program in visual and digital arts. Here is the list of the 2015 edition winners of the the two months residency in the United States.

The Salomon Foundation Residency Award Recipient

The Salomon Foundation recently awarded French artist Anita Molinero the first annual Salomon Foundation Residency Award.

Interview with Taymour Grahne, Director of Taymour Grahne Gallery

Interview with Taymour Grahne, the founder of Taymour Grahne Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery that opened in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood in Fall 2013.

Conversation with Performer Thibault Lac

Thibault Lac was awarded a grant for a research time in New York by Institut français, part of the program "residence hors les murs". We met him and discussed his current search.

Interview with Sam Miller, President of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Sam Miller, President of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, sheds some light on his artistic choices and future cultural exchanges in an interview

France Summer Performing Arts Festivals

From the cutting-edge proposals of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis to the street shows of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue in Aurillac, here is our French festival round-up in theater and dance.

Jean-Michel Othoniel at Versailles

Jean-Michel Othoniel, French artist famous for his large-scale glass installations, presents an exhibition in the fountains of Versailles.
— Marcel Duchamp