JUNE 3, 2014

DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas

By French Culture

During the first three weeks of May, DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance & Ideas brought a slice of contemporary French choreography to New York City. In this video, a range of presenters, choreographers and scholars discuss the unique importance of this festival.

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MAY 13, 2014

ART²: Alain Seban & Glenn Lowry in Conversation with Sophie Claudel

By French Culture

In France, argues Alain Seban, president of the Centre Pompidou, in the following video, “art is common because it is a matter of public interest.” Moderated by Sophie Claudel, head of the Visual & Performing Arts Department, this discussion between Alain Seban and Museum of Modern Art director, Glenn Lowry, focuses on the commonalities and differences between the two museums, their mission, their audience, and their curatorial approaches.

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MAY 8, 2014

ART²: Janette Laverrière, Bibliothèque tournante

By French Culture

In 2014, it can be argued that reputational capital and visualized networks of consumable artistic identities precede, distort, and often surpass the reception of artworks and artists themselves, conditioning value in new ways and realizing new speculative assets.

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MAY 7, 2014

ART²: Protocols of Participation: Recent Models of Socially Engaged Art in the US & Europe

By French Culture

In this video two of the participants in the panel, Alexander Nagel, professor of art history at the Institute of Fine Arts (IFA), and Xavier Douroux, co-director of Les Presses du Réel and member of Les Nouveaux Commanditaires, discuss the particular challenges of socially engaged art and the continued importance of making art outside the art world. Les Nouveaux Commanditaires, they both argue, is a particularly relevant example of this kind of political, social and artistic practice.

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MAY 5, 2014

ART²: Tim Griffin & The New Existentialism

By French Culture

In this video, Tim Griffin, Chief Curator and Executive Director at The Kitchen, discusses how he conceived of the symposium as a way of considering the "viability of criticism" and whether what he calls "the New Existentialism," a category that encompasses French thinkers like Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux and Francois Laruelle, might offer new ways to offer "meaning to what we do today."

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APRIL 30, 2014

ART²: Radio France Culture's La Dispute in New York

By French Culture

La Dispute is podcast (in French) that brings together important cultural figures of all stripes to debate the most pressing issues in the arts. This season, as well as travelling to New York, the program invites one artist, from writers to musicians and architects, as a week-long guest to share what they've been reading, seeing or listening to.

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APRIL 25, 2014

ART²: Composing Differences

By French Culture

Ranging from performance to visual art and philosophy, Composing Differences, a program at MoMA PS1 created by independent curator Virginie Bobin, within the framework of and part of Art2: An International Platform on Contemporary Art, provided a chance for artists, scholars and curators from France and the United States to collaborate, discuss and debate in New York City.

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APRIL 23, 2014

ART²: A Story of Two Museums: An Ethnographic Exhibition

By French Culture

A Story of Two Museums: An Ethnographic Exhibition, curated by Katherine Carl and Florence Ostende, is part of ART² : An International Platform on Contemporary Art organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York during April 2014.

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APRIL 1, 2014

Cultural Attaché Sophie Claudel on the ART² Program

By French Culture

In this video, Sophie Claudel, Cultural Attaché and Head of the Arts Department at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, presents the ART² festival that takes place in New York City from April 1st to April 28th, 2014.

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FEBRUARY 24, 2014

Olivier Mosset: Painting, Even

By French Culture

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.

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FEBRUARY 14, 2014

DANSE: an anthology

By By Kimberly Corliss

DANSE: AN ANTHOLOGY gathers key writings on choreography across the French, U.S., and international dance scenes since the turn of the century.

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