Interview with the choreographer, visual artist, and puppeteer, Gisèle Vienne

From October 29th and November 1st, 2014, New York audiences have the opportunity to see the U.S. premiere of Kindertotenlieder at New York Live Arts, a collaboration between Gisèle Vienne, the author Dennis Cooper and musicians Peter Rehberg and Stephen O’Malley with whom she has been collaborating for many years.

Robert Combas at Outsider Art Fair 2015

January 29 - February 1, 2015
Center 548
On the occasion of Outsider Art Fair 2015 that will take place in New York from January 29th to February 1st, 2015, the French gallerist Hervé Perdriolle will present Robert Combas's works.

At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves...

January 24 - February 1, 2015
Peak Performances
South African choreographer Robyn Orlin returns to Peak Performances with the U.S. Premiere At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves...

Paris Match: Henri Samuel and the Artists He Commissioned, 1968-1977

November 7, 2014 - January 31, 2015
Demisch Danant Gallery
Beginning November 7, 2014, Demisch Danant Gallery will present Paris Match: Henri Samuel and the Artists He Commissioned, 1968-1977, an exhibition exploring the legendary decorator and international tastemaker’s unique engagement with French fine artists through the furniture and functional objects he commissioned in the 1970s from such figures as César, Francois Arnal, Philippe Hiquily, Guy de Rougemont, and Diego Giacometti.

DANCE ON CAMERA: Robot by Bianca Li

February 2, 2015
Lincoln Center Film Society - Francesca Beale Theater
This radical vision from choreographer/director Blanca Li involves eight dancers whose extraordinary flexibility and expressivity are demonstrated as they explore the relationship between humans and machines.

The 43rd edition of Dance on camera and Q&A with director Louis Wallecan

Dancing is living : Benjamin Millepied Directed by Louis Wallecan | 2014 Run Time: 57 Language : French and English with english subtitles This engaging documentary chronicles Benjamin Millepied (choreographer of Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan), the newly appointed director of the Paris Opera Ballet and founder of L.A. Dance Project, as a globe-trotting ambassador for dance: in rehearsal with his company in L.A., hanging out with Lil Buck, and sharing his ideas about life and dance. Screening with: Little Opera Louis Wallecan, France, 2012, HDCAM, 53m Italian, French, and English with English subtitles An intimate look at the historical and cultural roots of the Italian and American kinships with grand opera, featuring profiles of numerous notable figures, from renowned tenor Roberto Alagna to legendary Amato Opera Theatre founder Tony Amato. With the generous support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

Charlie Hebdo, Zero Tolerance, and Freedom of Speech

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
MoMA - Theater 1
To contemplate the complex issues of free speech after the tragic events at Charlie Hebdo, Creative Time, MoMA PS1, and The Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Reuters, have joined together to create a conversation that dives into some of the difficult questions raised.

Building SculptureCenter Benefit Exhibition

February 3 – February 5, 2015
Building SculptureCenter is an exhibition and sale to benefit the organization’s recent expansion and renovation. All of the proceeds will be invested in future SculptureCenter programming. Building SculptureCenter will feature more than 25 works donated by artists who have shown at SculptureCenter as well as those who respect and support the organization’s work.

Corinne Vionnet: Photo Opportunities

January 3 - February 7, 2015
Danziger Gallery
The French-Swiss artist Corinne Vionnet is a pioneer in the exploration and re-purposing of web based imagery. In “Photo Opportunities” Corinne Vionnet theorizes our consumption of, and contribution to, these patterns in visual culture, providing a nuanced perspective that may provide inspiration for our own next photo opportunity.

Frames of war : screening of Babylon and discussion with the co-director Youssef Chebbi

Momenta Art
Between the Ras Jdir check-point separating Tunisia and Libya, and the town of Ben Guerdanne, there isn’t much except open countryside. During spring 2011, more than a million refugees of various nationalities and languages flocked to Tunisia, fleeing escalating combats in Libya between revolutionaries and pro-Gaddafi forces. Only a few weeks after the Tunisian revolution, a temporary town had to be built in the south of the country in order to accommodate the refugees as quickly as possible. The film tells the life and death of a Babylon

The Suspended Line

January 10 - February 14, 2015
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
This month, the French gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, presents the group show The Suspended Line including several international artists: Ana Bidart, Jonathan Callan, Beth Campbell, Martí Cormand, Elena Del Rivero, Marco Maggi, Stefana McClure, Lauren Sieden, Sergío Sister, John Sparagana and Julianne Swartz.
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