interview

Wilfried Zeisler: A Curator of 19th Century Art at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

The exhibition Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC is the first major exhibition by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, curator of 19th century art. He is a graduate from the Sorbonne University and from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, and is a scholar of French and Russian art.
interview

Interview With Virginie Bobin, Editor of Composing Differences

Read our interview of Virginie Bobin, editor of Composing Differences, a book echoing ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art organized in April 2014 and initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York along with other participants.
news

French Designer Samy Rio Awarded Grand Prix at Design Parade

French designer Samy Rio who was awarded with the Grand Prix of this year's Design Parade at Villa Noailles, for using bamboo to create functional and recyclable designs pieces. His work had previously been presented at Wanteddesign in New York.
news

A Season of Performing Arts Interviews

This summer is the perfect time for you to read the bunch of interviews we had along the year. Among those, we selected four of them—with four persons that will be present on New York's performing arts scene this fall.
news

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.
podcast

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.
events

Joris Lacoste at Fringe Arts Festival

Sept 15 - 16, 2015
Fringe Arts
French director Joris Lacoste will present his latest piece Suite n°2 on September 15 and 16 in Philadelphia. This will be part of Fringe Arts Festival 2015.
blog

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.
blog

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.
news

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.
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The Salomon Foundation Residency Award Recipient

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