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.
Jean-Louis Aubert, the former singer of popular French rock band Téléphone (1976-1986) and Michel Houellebecq, the controversial award-winning French poet have joined creative quirky forces in collaboration of a sensational poetic rock project, Les parages du vide (The spaces of emptiness). Released on April 14th, the album features 16 songs composed by Aubert with lyrics from Houellebecq’s collection of poetry in Configuration du dernier ravage (Flammarion, 2013).
Ron Agam, a New York City based abstract artist of diverse, innovative works characterized by geometric shapes, pure color, and lucid design, sees the city as an inspiration for his work.
It is with tremendous sadness that we have learned of the death of young artist Bilal Berreni in Detroit this past summer due to tragic circumstances that have not been fully elucidated.
A group of French Heritage students from Bronx International High School set out for the Museum of Modern Art last Thursday, where they found more than the works of legendary modern artists. Also visiting the MoMA that day was a large class of seniors from the Lycée Français de Bamako, in Mali.
American photographer Robert Adams is the subject of a large retrospective that opened this week at the Jeu de Paume in Paris. The exhibition is perhaps the most sweeping survey ever mounted of the 76-year old artist's work. Over more than two hundred and fifty prints from twenty one different series, will allow visitors to observe Adams' career long exploration of the American West.
On January 3rd, 2014 in France, both Ministries of Finance and Culture published a report about the benefits of the cultural sector on the French Economy. For the first time, the two institutions worked together to link Culture and Economy.
The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, a Franco-American grant program, is dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theater and to contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S.
Philippe Quesne, known for his visual and surreal productions such as SWAMP CLUB, is next in a line of directors that has included Patrice Chéreau, Jean-Pierre Vincent, and recently Jean-Louis Martinelli whom Quesne will succeed on January 1 st, 2014.
This past summer MoMA hosted the first major exhibition of the work of the architect Le Corbusier. CUNY TV talked to the curator of the exhibition, Jean Louis-Cohen, who explains why this show devoted to, arguably, "the greatest architect of the 20th century" was so significant. Le Corbusier, Cohen explain was the first architect to work on a truly international scale, with projects around the world.