visual & performing arts


ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art

April 1-28, 2014
ART² will include more than 35 events (exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, conferences) that will take place at 27 partner venues in New York City. On the occasion of this festival, 4 publications published by Les presses du réel – New York Series. ART² and its various components are organized around six areas of investigation, curated by renowned art experts.

DANSE: an anthology

DANSE: AN ANTHOLOGY gathers key writings on choreography across the French, U.S., and international dance scenes since the turn of the century.

DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas

May 1-18, 2014
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to announce DANSE, a multifaceted initiative centered on contemporary dance. Presented in partnership with fourteen leading New York City arts organizations, DANSE includes: a three-week festival, a series of public talks and two publications.

ART²: A Story of Two Museums: An Ethnographic Exhibition

A Story of Two Museums: An Ethnographic Exhibition, curated by Katherine Carl and Florence Ostende, is part of ART² : An International Platform on Contemporary Art organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York during April 2014.

Industry City Open Studios

April 26, 2014 | 4-6 pm
Industry City Studios
On Saturday, April 26, from 11AM to 6PM, visitors will be able to tour the studios of the entire range of artists and artisans that comprise the tenants of Industry City Studios.

Ballet Preljocaj Snow White

April 23-27, 2014
David H. Koch Theater
The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present the New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj’s acclaimed production of Snow White, a contemporary romantic ballet that turns the Grimm Brothers classic tale on its head.

New Research on the Monument of the Winged Victory in the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace

April 29, 2014 | 6pm
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Bonna D. Wescoat, Director of Excavations, Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace and Professor of Art History from Emory University with an adjunct appointment at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU will present her joint work with French research teams.

DANCING IS TALKING TALKING IS DANCING: Conversations on Contemporary Choreography

May 4, 2014 | 2:00 pm
A series of public talks will run through the festival providing further opportunity to examine, question, and debate the various aspects of the role of dance.

DANSE: Talks & Conferences

May 4, 10 & 17, 2014
Various Locations

conversations on contemporary choreography

May 4 at 2:00 pm (MoMA PS1, Sunday Sessions)
Tickets: $10 pre-sale/$12 at the door


Conversations with Chevaliers: Annie Leibovitz and Adam Gopnik

May 6, 2014 | 8pm
The Conversations with Chevaliers series highlights the contributions of the artists and intellectuals from around the world who have received the prestigious French Legion of Honor or Order of Arts and Letters awards, and honors the historic French-American relationship.

Ron Agam - Living Among Lines: Video by a French Artist in NYC

Ron Agam, a New York City based abstract artist of diverse, innovative works characterized by geometric shapes, pure color, and lucid design, sees the city as an inspiration for his work.
— Pina Bausch