visual & performing arts


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.

Light up to Light Touch

Instead of a museum, gallery or other typical exhibition space, Light Touch is on display at the International Pier of the Baltimore Washington International Airport. The exhibition’s premiered on February 12th and will last through June 22 of this year, with the official inauguration ceremony held on March 5th. The Cultural Service of the Embassy of France has provided full support to Light Touch, as have EDF and Frame Visual Art, Finland. Amy Cavanaugh Royce, Executive Director for MAP, and Chrystel Lebas, the French artist included in this exhibition, speak to the Cultural Service in regard to Light Touch and their own perspectives on art today.

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.

A Salute to Street Artist Bilal Berreni, aka Zoo Project

It is with tremendous sadness that we have learned of the death of young artist Bilal Berreni in Detroit this past summer due to tragic circumstances that have not been fully elucidated.

Olivier Mosset: Painting, Even

Olivier Mosset: Painting, Even (les presses du réel–New York Series, 2013), published in conjunction with a New York exhibition at The Kitchen and the French Embassy, is a detailed study of the artist's oeuvre by French philosopher and curator Catherine Perret.

Robert Adams Photo Retrospective at the Jeu de Paume

American photographer Robert Adams is the subject of a large retrospective that opened this week at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. The exhibition is perhaps the most sweeping survey ever mounted of the 76-year old artist's work. Over more than two hundred and fifty prints from twenty one different series, will allow visitors to observe Adams' career long exploration of the American West.

Festival de la Francophonie

March 10 - April 10, 2014
Embassy of France
The 2014 Festival de la Francophonie seeks to celebrate the diversity and richness of French language and francophone communities around the world. In this regard, the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France participates in the programming of this year's Festival de la Francophonie with four events that showcase the creativity in French music, literature, film, and cuisine.

French Heritage Students Shine on Stage

Francophone students from across New York City, and from as far away as San Francisco, converged on the Lycée Français de New York last Friday night for the school’s annual theatre festival, Première Scène.

Cultural Sector in France : a Benefit for the Economy

On January 3rd, 2014 in France, both Ministries of Finance and Culture published a report about the benefits of the cultural sector on the French Economy. For the first time, the two institutions worked together to link Culture and Economy.

French American Cultural Exchange Applications

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a Franco-American grant program, is dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theater and to contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S.
— Roland Barthes