NOVEMBER 4, 2015

David Raffini & Florian Pugnaire Win the 17th Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard Prize

By Aurore Dorlet

The 17th Fondation d'entreprise Ricard Prize was awarded this year to Florian Pugnaire and David Raffini, on the occasion of the exhibition, L'Ordre des lucioles (The Order of Fireflies), curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler.

OCTOBER 8, 2015

FIAC 2015 in Paris

By Nicole Birmann

FIAC - the Paris Contemporary Art Fair - is back, and bigger and better than ever! For the 42nd edition of this international arts scene mainstay, the festival has reached for new heights.

OCTOBER 2, 2015

Rachid Ouramdane and Yoann Bourgeois New Directors of CCN Grenoble

By Nicole Birmann

Circus artist Yoann Bourgeois and choreographer Rachid Ouramdane are taking over direction of the Centre Chorégraphique National in Grenoble.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

International Residencies in Paris 2016

By Nicole Birmann

For the first time ever, the French Institute and the French Culture and Communications Minister are combining their efforts to organize the residency program for foreign artists at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015

Biennale de Lyon, 13th Edition

By Aurore Dorlet

Today marks the opening of the 13th edition of the Biennale de Lyon, which will run until January 3rd, 2016. Since 1991, Thierry Raspail has invited each guest curator to draw inspiration from one such key word that can be applied to happenings in the contemporary art world. Raspail has chosen the word “modern” for this years edition and the entire upcoming Biennal trilogy, which will extend from 2015 through 2019.

AUGUST 26, 2015

Opening of the New Cinémathèque de la Danse in Paris

By Aurore Dorlet

The new Cinémathèque de la Danse will open on October 3 in Paris. Following the Ministry of Culture’s decision in 2012 to merge the Cinémathèque de la Danse and the Centre National de la Danse (CND), renovations are underway in progress to create a space within the CND which will accommodate the new Cinémathèque, as well as a new projection room. The consolidated cultural center will be a formidable presence in Paris, promoting the art of dance in and around the city.

JULY 20, 2015

French Designer Samy Rio Awarded Grand Prix at Design Parade

By Robin Guivarc'h

French designer Samy Rio who was awarded with the Grand Prix of this year's Design Parade at Villa Noailles, for using bamboo to create functional and recyclable designs pieces. His work had previously been presented at Wanteddesign in New York.

JULY 2, 2015

A Season of Performing Arts Interviews

By Robin Guivarc'h

This summer is the perfect time for you to read the bunch of interviews we had along the year. Among those, we selected four of them—with four persons that will be present on New York's performing arts scene this fall.

JUNE 22, 2015

From the Bronx to the Seine

By Robin Guivarc'h

Thanks to the Contemporary Theater Fund, the project From the Bronx to the Seine offers adolescents living in the suburbs of both Paris and New York the opportunity to experience a theatrical journey.

JUNE 5, 2015

Artist-in-Residence Program in the U.S.: Winners, 2015

By Robin Guivarc'h

In 2014 the Institut français launched a new artist-in-residence program in visual and digital arts. Here is the list of the 2015 edition winners of the the two months residency in the United States.

JUNE 4, 2015

The Salomon Foundation Residency Award Recipient

By Robin Guivarc'h

The Salomon Foundation recently awarded French artist Anita Molinero the first annual Salomon Foundation Residency Award.

MAY 27, 2015

France Summer Performing Arts Festivals

By Robin Guivarc'h

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 theater and dance.