Six Characters in Search of an Author

October 29 — November 2, 2014
BAM Harvey Theater
An identity crisis for the theater itself, Luigi Pirandello’s 1921 epitome of absurdism is a masterpiece of blurred dramatic lines, brought cleverly to life in this production from director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

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.

Stéphane Sednaoui: Search and Rescue at Ground Zero

November 5, 2014 at 12 p.m.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Over three nights, Sednaoui worked tirelessly along with thousands of other volunteers digging through the wreckage, desperately hoping to find survivors. He had brought along a small Ricoh camera, and in those moments when the workers would pause to listen for sounds that might help them locate a person who might have been trapped beneath a mountain of debris, he would take pictures. A stunning archive documenting the terrible beauty of that unreal landscape.

Monument to Cold War Victory

October 7 - November 7, 2014
Cooper Union
Monument to Cold War Victory is a conceptual project curated by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks and Stamatina Gregory, taking the form of an open-call, international competition for a public, commemorative work of art.


November 10 - 11, 2014
Swiss Institute
David Gordon talks with Valda Setterfield about the first accidental appearance and subsequent purposeful utilization in his movement and theater work, since 1974, of the pedestrian metal folding chair.

Henri Matisse, The Cut-Outs: An Interview with MoMA Curators

Interview with Karl Buchberg, Senior Conservator, and Jodi Hauptman, Senior Curator, with Samantha Friedman, Assistant Curator, on "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs" an upcoming exhibition opening at the MoMA October 12 2014.

Jean-Daniel Lorieux: Seducing the Lens

October 30 – December 6
FIAF French Institute / Alliance Française
Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s work for the likes of Vogue, Dior, and Lanvin has turned fashion photography into sensual iconography. Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s camera acts as a third eye, focusing on what is most exquisite in the world. He captures idealized images of women, glorifying them from dawn to dusk. Splendid, ethereal, and statuesque, these women inhabit a world created by Lorieux’s lens.

Apocryphal Times

October 30 - December 13, 2014
Friedman Benda
Apocryphal Times is an exhibition that presents the work of eleven international artists who grapple with the ultimate-elusive concept of time. Among the eleven artists, the French artist Julien Salaud presents his work "Grotte Stellaire;” a dark dome within which he draws images reminiscent of Paleolithic Cave Paintings with cotton threads illuminated by black light.

Fall 2014 in Paris

In Fall 2014, Paris will boast new exhibitions and retrospectives of major art figures such as Marcel Duchamp, Paul McCarty, Nikki de St Phalle, Jeff Koons, Camille Henrot and Sonia Delaunay. Moreover there will be a focus on two greatest American artists: William Eggleston and Gary Winogrand. An exhibition of the honored graduate students of the Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts de Paris will also take place during all the season. Furthermore, two prestigious places will re-open after renovations: the Musée Picasso, headed by Laurent Le Bon, and L'Hôtel de la Monnaie. Finally, the highly anticipated Fondation Louis Vuitton will open in a sumptuous building designed by Frank Gehry.

Highlights of the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec (MoMA)

A little over a month into the exhibition The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters presented at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from July, 26th, 2014 to March, 22, 2015, Dorothée Charles, Visual Arts, Architecture and Design Program Officer at the French Cultural Services, met with Sarah Suzuki, the curator of the exhibition. As a highlight of the exhibition, this interview intends to make visible "the incredible range and richness of Toulouse-Lautrec's work". That is that Sarah Suzuki "hopes that people are getting out of this show".

Interview with Florent Masse, Senior Lecturer, Princeton University

Interview with Florent Masse, Senior Lecturer, French and Italian Department at Princeton University, curator of Seuls en Scène festival and Director of the Student Theater Workshop L’Avant Scène.
— Marcel Duchamp