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