France Honors Elliott Carter with the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

On Friday, September 21st, Elliott Carter received the insignia of Commander of the Legion of Honor at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York. The Ambassador of France, François Delattre, presided over the ceremony and delivered the following speech.


Fall Season at the Metropolitan Opera

By French Culture

French composers and artists are once again in the spotlight for the 2012-2013 season at the Metropolitan Opera. "Faust" by Charles Gounod will be conducted by Alain Altinoglu, while "Dialogues des Carmélites" by Francis Poulenc will be conducted by Louis Langrée.

JULY 1, 2012

The Life & Work of Robert Delpire

By French Culture

This spring, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with Aperture Gallery, The Gallery at Hermès, and La Maison Française of New York University presented Delpire & Co., an exhibition featuring a half century of achievement in the life and career of Robert Delpire.

JUNE 26, 2012

Saâdane Afif & Mount Moon Take Art to the L Train

By French Culture

Wednesday evening was the opening Saâdane Afif’s solo show at Ludlow 38, the satellite space for the Goethe-Institut in the Lower East Side. Afif is a French artist working and living in Berlin, and has spent the last six months in residence at ISCP, as part of the Cultural Services/Institut français residency program.

MAY 14, 2012

FUSED Awards Grants to Fund Cultural Exchange Through Dance

By French Culture

The French-U.S. Exchange in Dance (FUSED) has awarded grants supporting international residencies and performances of contemporary dance work by eight French and U.S. artists for the 2012-2013 season.

MAY 10, 2012

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater 2012 Grantees

By French Culture

The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater has awarded $116,000 to 10 projects in the U.S.

APRIL 27, 2012

Interview with Gisele Vienne

By French Culture

Gisele Vienne's installation for the 2012 Whitney Biennial continues her career -long investigation into the tension between the artificial and the real. Her work revolves around notions of evil, adolescence and the uncanny, and the world she portrays is often at the very edges of normative human behaviour.

APRIL 4, 2012

First U.S. Publication by Joel Pommerat Acclaimed French Author-Director

By French Culture

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the first U.S. publication of acclaimed French author/director Joël Pommerat (winner of Grand Prix for Dramatic Literature, Molière Award, and Associate Artist at both Odéon Theater of Europe, and National Theater of Belgium) in Theater magazine’s Summer 2012 edition.

APRIL 3, 2012

France Honors Israel Horovitz with the Insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture

On April 3rd, 2012, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor and head of the French Cultural Services confered the insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Israel Horovitz at the French Embassy in New York. Israel Horovitz presented a short play in French and English for the occasion.

MARCH 14, 2012

Snow White: Ballet Preljocaj US Tour

By French Culture

World-renowned French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj will present his new show Snow White in the US on a nation-wide tour in March and April.

MARCH 14, 2012

Mircea Cantor in Conversation at the French Embassy

By French Culture

On March 5th the Cultural Service of the French Embassy welcomed Mircea Cantor, recipient of the 2011 Marcel Duchamp Prize, and the critic Steven Henry Madoff, for a special discussion on the occasion of Cantor’s exhibition, Restless: Films and Other Works, at the Museum of Moving Image in New York.

MARCH 3, 2012

Gisèle Vienne at the Whitney Biennial 2012

By French Culture

The Whitney Biennial sets out to survey ‘the current state of contemporary art in America.’ This year the scope of the term ‘art’ is broader, encompassing theater, dance and film.