May 11 - October 5, 2014
National Gallery of Art
While the strong influence that Edgar Degas (1834-1917) had on the American painter Mary Cassatt (1844-1926) is widely acknowledged, the equally powerful impact that Cassatt's work had on Degas's is not as evident. In the exhibition Degas/Cassatt currently on view at the National Gallery of Art, this special interaction is displayed through the works of these two Impressionist painters in 19th century Europe.
This year the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a series of exhibitions, performances and digital projects, beginning with Vivid Memories, a five month long rotating exhibition looking back acr
The French-American artist Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultraviolet, died on Saturday, June 14th in New York.
Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened last week. During the opening ceremonies, awards were given out by the exhibition jury for the most noteworthy contributions to this year's festival. France's pavillion, Modernity: promise of menace?, curated by Jean Louis Cohen, received one of three "Special Mentions," along with Canada and Russia.
From street performances to avant-garde dance and cutting edge theater, France's many performing arts festivals offer a glimpse into current performance in the country and beyond. In addition to world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d’Avignon now under the leadership of Olivier Py or the Festival International de Théâtre et de la Rue in Aurillac, June Events (Paris) also offers innovative programming this summer.
The Musée Picasso has a new president. Laurent Le Bon, currently director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz has been chosen to succeed Anne Baldassari as president of the museum.
During the first three weeks of May, DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas brought a slice of contemporary French choreography to New York City. In this video, a range of presenters, choreographers and scholars discuss the unique importance of this festival.
French artist Camille Henrot talks about "The Restless Earth", her current show at The New Museum on view until June 29th 2014.
The Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (IHEAP) offers participants a course of study where they can free themselves from the inherited art history of the 20th century, by investigating crucial issues of art in the 21st century, an ongoing history in which the participants will eventually take part.
After an unprecedented open call for proposals, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been chosen to represent France at the 2015 Venice Biennale. The choice was made by the French Institute, who oversee the French Pavilion at the Biennale, in concert with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and Communication.