festivals

Camus: A Stranger in the City

March 26-April 19, 2016

This spring marks the 70th anniversary of Camus’s one and only trip to the United States.

interview

Rebecca A. T. Stevens : Curator of exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora"

Rebecca A. T. Stevens is Consulting Curator, Contemporary Textiles at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, which present exhibition "Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora" from April 16 to September 4, 2016, with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
interview

Wilfried Zeisler: A Curator of 19th Century Art at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens

The exhibition Splendor and Surprise: Elegant Containers, Antique to Modern at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC is the first major exhibition by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, curator of 19th century art. He is a graduate from the Sorbonne University and from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, and is a scholar of French and Russian art.
events

Serge Poliakoff at Cheim & Read Gallery

Mar 31 – Apr. 30, 2016
Cheim & Read Gallery
This month, Cheim & Read gallery presents a survey of paintings by one of the foremost post-war European abstractionists, the Russian-born Serge Poliakoff (1900–1969).
events

Paysage Exposé, Paysage figurant

May 6, 2016 | 6:00 p.m
Cross MacKenzie Gallery
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy announces the exhibition "Paysage Exposé, Paysage figurant" by Cuban-born French artist Rafael Torres Correa, presented at Cross MacKenzie Gallery.
events

Designers Screenings: Part 1 at MAD Museum

May 13, 2016 | 7 PM
The Museum of Arts and Design
As part of the citywide festival NYCxDesign, MAD has invited design theorist Alexandra Midal to guest curate a two part cinema program titled Designers Screenings, on May 13 and 20, 2016.
interview

Interview with Pascal Yonet, Director of the Rural Art Center Vent Des Forêts

Pascal Yonet has been the head of the the Association Vent des Forêts in the département of La Meuse since 2008, a rural contemporary art space dedicated to research and artistic production in forest and agricultural territories. A philosopher by training, he served as a freelance editor and since 2011, as deputy director of the Centre national de l’édition et de l’art imprimé (Cneai – Chatou).
news

Tilt Kids Festival

The first edition of Tilt Kids Festival ended on April 3, 2016, after a month of outstanding performances, exhibitions and workshops, featuring artists from France and around the world. Initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), the festival brought to thousands of children and families in New York the opportunity to let their imagination go wild!
news

2016 Grantees | French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 Grantees of the Contemporary Theater Fund. This year, $125,000 in grants was allocated to 10 institutions for French projects in the U.S. Each project reflects the vibrant state of artistic creation.
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Arts for Young Audiences | Professional Forum

In conjunction with Tilt Kids Festival in New York City, the French Cultural Services organized a professional forum on April 1, 2016 on the theme "Arts for Young Audiences". The forum brought together 60 professionals, from various institutions and disciplines, to discuss various topics: Engaging young audiences through art; Presenting challenging subjects such as violence, war, racism, gender; Networks and Circulation of international projects for young audiences.
interview

Philosophy for Kids

On March 19, 2016, as part the Tilt Kids Festival, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York initiated a one-of-a-kind event for children, inspired by the French books "Les Goûters Philo". Under the starry ceiling of Albertine Books, 80 children gathered in small groups to deep dive into philosophy and express their thoughts on subjects such as friendship and the infinite. The workshops were led by Critchley’s PhD students, who shared their experiences with us following this first-time event.
— Man Ray