The new publication by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, L’Objet d’art et de luxe français en Russie (1881-1917) Fournisseurs, Clients, Collections et Influences (French ‘Objets d’Art’ and Luxury goods in Russia (1881-1917) Suppliers, Clients, Collections and Influences), is an adaptation of his doctoral dissertation and is dedicated to the study of decorative arts in the context of political, social, commercial, and artistic interactions between France and Russia.
Created by Robert Delpire in 1988, the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award was revived in 2003 whith the opening of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris. The HCB Award aims to stimulate a photographer’s creativity by offering the opportunity to carry out a project that would otherwise be difficult to achive.
The website “frenchsculpture.org”, live since December 11, 2014, aims to present a free platform that records French sculptures in the United States. Available in French and in English, the platform targets professionals, researchers, historians, collectors, art dealers, and “all those who like French sculpture or want to discover it”.
This year the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a series of exhibitions, performances and digital projects, beginning with Vivid Memories, a five month long rotating exhibition looking back acr
The French-American artist Isabelle Collin Dufresne, better known as Ultraviolet, died on Saturday, June 14th in New York.
Marfa is the joint project of two leading European art academies, Les Beaux-Arts de Nantes and HEAD – Genève (Geneva University of Art and Design). This international researcher-in-residence program is dedicated to the practice of art in public space, critical approaches to landscape and borders and artistic projects based on field investigation methods.
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale opened last week. During the opening ceremonies, awards were given out by the exhibition jury for the most noteworthy contributions to this year's festival. France's pavillion, Modernity: promise of menace?, curated by Jean Louis Cohen, received one of three "Special Mentions," along with Canada and Russia.
From street performances to avant-garde dance and cutting edge theater, France's many performing arts festivals offer a glimpse into current performance in the country and beyond. In addition to world-renowned festivals such as the Festival d’Avignon now under the leadership of Olivier Py or the Festival International de Théâtre et de la Rue in Aurillac, June Events (Paris) also offers innovative programming this summer.
After an unprecedented open call for proposals, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has been chosen to represent France at the 2015 Venice Biennale. The choice was made by the French Institute, who oversee the French Pavilion at the Biennale, in concert with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and Communication.
Born in 1930 at Lakewood, Ohio, Elaine Sturtevant was one of the pioneers of appropriation and pastiche in postwar art. Sturtevant died on on May, 7th, 2014 in Paris. In her work, she reproduced the art of numerous great artists such as Andy Warhol, Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys or Franck Stella always with subtle, witty changes of her own.
The contemporary dance and international artistic community lost a true visionary and friend with the passing of Alain Buffard late last year, on December 21st, 2013.