AUGUST 29, 2016

FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

By French Culture Arts

The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.

AUGUST 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

By French Culture Arts

“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

AUGUST 24, 2016

FUSED Grantees 2016

By French Culture Arts

2016 FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert, Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland.

JULY 26, 2016

17 designs by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

By French Culture Arts

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

MAY 26, 2016

Paris-New York Tandem Transatlantic Cultural Exchange Kicks Off

By French Culture

Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.

MAY 18, 2016

2016 Summer Performing Arts Festivals in France

By French Culture Arts

From the cutting-edge proposals of the Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis to the street shows of the Festival International de Théâtre de Rue in Aurillac, here is our French festival round-up in dance and theater.

MAY 18, 2016

Oui Design During NYCxDESIGN Draws Thousands

By French Culture

From May 7 through 20 in New York City, Oui Design, the French Embassy’s program that fosters creative exchange in design between France and the U.S., co-presented over 20 events within the framework of NYCxDESIGN, New York’s official city-wide celebration of design. Oui Design brought the work of 27 international designers and curators as well as 15 manufacturers and institutions to New York.

MAY 16, 2016

Barbie celebrated in Paris

By French Culture Arts

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is presenting an exhibition from March 10 to September 18, 2016, around the iconic doll, Barbie, whose story has many dimensions and has made an indelible mark on the socio-cultural history of toys in the 20th and 21st centuries. More than 700 Barbie dolls are deployed next to works from the collections of the Museum (dolls, gowns), but also works by contemporary artists, documents (newspapers, photos, video) that contextualize the « Barbie’s lives ».

MAY 11, 2016

Remembering François Morellet

By French Culture

We are saddened by the news that contemporary French painter, sculptor and light artist François Morellet died on May 11, 2016 in his native Cholet, France at the age of 90.

MAY 10, 2016

"Echappés In The Streets" by Valérie Fourrier and Ursula Bensimon

By French Culture Arts

"Echappés In The Streets" is the result of both Valerie Fourrier’s original idea to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the City Ballet of San Diego (USA), and her encounter with a talented photographer, Ursula Bensimon.

MAY 2, 2016

Wajdi Mouawad: New Director of Théâtre national de la Colline

By French Culture Arts

In April 2016, playwright, actor, and director Wajdi Mouawad was appointed director of the Théâtre national de la Colline in Paris.

APRIL 25, 2016

Sandtown Murals

By FRENCH CULTURE DC

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to present the project Sandtown Murals led in partnership with CrossCurrents Foundation.

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