The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $205,000 to institutions in France and the U.S. to support residencies and the presentation of contemporary theater. Nine U.S. institutions will present the work of fifteen French artists, and six French institutions and festivals will present the work of nine American artists.
FUSED grants support the exchange of U.S. and French artists taking part in residencies and/or presentations in the partner country. This year 11 American institutions have been supported in presenting the work of French artists, and four French institutions will present the work of American artists in France.
In this interview, philosopher, art critic, essayist and curator, Boris Groys discusses his most recent curatorial project After history : Alexandre Kojève as a photographer. The exhibition, which was presented in Paris at the Palais de Tokyo in Novemeber 2012, and is currently on view at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, is the result of Groys’ discovery of Alexandre Kojève's (1902–1968) immense visual collection in the Kojève archives at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
May 23 - June 28, 2013
French-Moroccan performer and photographer, 2Fik presents a brand new body of work at Maison Française. After his exhibition, “2Fik or Not 2Fik”, his new project will feature photographic recreations of classic paintings.
French choreographer Alain Buffard presented his work at this year's APAP festival as part of the 'French Highlights' series. In this video CUNY talk with David Thomson, one of the dancers in the piece, about the process of creating the piece, and working with Alain Buffard.
An interview with musician Christine Salem about Maloya, traditional Reunion music which has its roots both in the honoring of ancestors and performing in GlobalFest.
Philippe Vergne, director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York since 2008, has consistently rethought the role of both the curator and the museum since his early work at the Walker Art Center. He was recently appointed to the committee for the revamped Festival international d'art de Toulouse.
The nominees for the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp were announced last February, and, perhaps more than ever, this year's nominees carry on the legacy of the elusive trickster after whom the prize was named. Ranging from virtuosic oil paintings to neo-conceptual gambits, these artists' works vary widely but all share a bit of Duchamp's talent for making seeming certainties seem less certain.
Since last December, the Ceci n'est pas project has presented numerous exhibitions, performances, films and discussions highlighting the connections between art in France and Los Angeles. In order to document some of these events, and share them with viewers outside of LA, they have also produced a series of short webisodes.
An interview with Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag of design studio, M/M (Paris). Augustyniak and Amzalag were at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York for the launch of a monograph detailing 20 years of collaboration between the two.
From New York, on this snowy day we are celebrating women around the world as part of the "Journée Internationale de la Femme" (International women's day).