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.

MAY 12, 2015

Jean-Michel Othoniel at Versailles

By Naomi Lake

Jean-Michel Othoniel, French artist famous for his large-scale glass installations, presents an exhibition in the fountains of Versailles.

APRIL 14, 2015

2015 FUSED and Contemporary Theater Fund Grantees

By Robin Guivarc'h

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in partnership with FACE Foundation is very proud to announce the grantees of 2015 FUSED and Contemporary Theater Fund, two programs that support artists’ residencies and/or presentations both in France and in the U.S.

APRIL 14, 2015

François Tanguy - Théâtre du Radeau at the FTA, Montreal

By Robin Guivarc'h

French director François Tanguy and his troop the Théâtre du Radeau, have been invited by the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) to perform their latest creation, Passim, from May 27 to May 31 in Québec.

APRIL 13, 2015

The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Foundation Have Received a Gift of Works of Art

By Robin Guivarc'h

The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Centre Pompidou Foundation have received an unprecedented promised gift of works of art from the noted art collectors Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner.

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