Philippe Quesne, known for his visual and surreal productions such as SWAMP CLUB, is next in a line of directors that has included Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Pierre Vincent, and recently Jean-Louis Martinelli whom Quesne will succeed on January 1 st, 2014.
Dec. 19 - 22, 2013
La Mama, First Floor Theater
A Season in the Congo, by Aimé Césaire chronicles the rise and fall of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo. Presented in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Aimé Césaire's birth.
Sept 29, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
National Gallery of Art
The first retrospective exhibition in the United States, Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris features some 100 photographs throughout the prolific career of this French photographer. The selection includes his compelling city scenes and landscapes, his detailed architectural studies of Europe in the early 1850s, and his extraordinary photographs of Paris and its surroundings in the late 1870s. The exhibition will be on view at the National Gallery of Art from September 29, 2013 through January 5, 2014.
Maurice Renoma has a long career as a couturier and designer who transformed the way French men dressed. In the 1960s, his tailored designs were groundbreaking and over the years he expanded his creative palate into other avenues including photography and furniture. A distinguished Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Mr. Renoma will have his first retrospective photography show in New York City at the Bertrand Delacroix Gallery opening on Thursday, November 14th.
This past summer MoMA hosted the first major exhibition of the work of the architect Le Corbusier. CUNY TV talked to the curator of the exhibition, Jean Louis-Cohen, who explains why this show devoted to, arguably, "the greatest architect of the 20th century" was so significant. Le Corbusier, Cohen explain was the first architect to work on a truly international scale, with projects around the world.
The Watermill Center is organizing a five-day trip to Paris in celebration of Robert Wilson, who has been selected by the Louvre Museum as their 2013 Grand Invité to curate three rooms of the museum, from Nov 13 - 17, 2013.
This fall, Paris celebrates two major artists: Pierre Huyghe at Centre Pompidou and Philippe Parreno at Palais de Tokyo. The two exhibitions will be presented respectively from Sept 25, 2013 to Jan 6, 2014 in the famous Beaubourg's museum, and from Oct 23, 2013 to Jan 12, 2014 in Palais de Tokyo.
With sixty events in forty locations in Paris and surrounding suburbs, the 42nd edition of the festival presents some of the most intriguing and innovative performing artists from around the world. This year, the festival will highlight Japan, South Africa – with more than one hundred artists - and the U.S.
Alun Williams has created a new project to construct sculptural shelters designed by artists. The shelters, to be built in the Brittany countryside, will also be places for retreat for creative reflection. The project combines aestheticism and function and was inspired by the natural, social, and economic crises that have been rampant in our world, causing many to seek shelter.
We've selected September's best new French releases to energize your back-to-school season with the France Rocks Back to School Playlist on Spotify.
Summer is the high-season for Dance and Theater festivals in France. From Lille to Marseille by way of Avignon, performance festivals abound. The Theater and Dance Office of the Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy has gathered a list of festivals that present the most innovative work from across the vibrant contemporary performance world.