Degas would prowl the streets of Paris searching for subject matter to capture his view of modernity. Surprisingly, he only made one painting of the circus: Miss La La which is the subject of an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum.
The nominees for the 2013 Prix Marcel Duchamp were announced last February, and, perhaps more than ever, this year's nominees carry on the legacy of the elusive trickster after whom the prize was named. Ranging from virtuosic oil paintings to neo-conceptual gambits, these artists' works vary widely but all share a bit of Duchamp's talent for making seeming certainties seem less certain.
Since last December, the Ceci n'est pas project has presented numerous exhibitions, performances, films and discussions highlighting the connections between art in France and Los Angeles. In order to document some of these events, and share them with viewers outside of LA, they have also produced a series of short webisodes.
PARIS, LA is an independent print magazine that was founded in 2008 by the editor Dorothée Perret . Published twice a year, PARIS, LA operates as a creative space to reclaim liberty, singularity, and beauty in today’s culture. Each season, artists, designers, photographers and writers are invited to collaborate and to share their vision in relation to a theme.
With the help of teachers, educators and photographer Emily Schiffer, students of the French Heritage Language Program at International Community High School in the Bronx, and students of Jean Macé middle school in Mulhouse, France, have realized a common photographic and writing project describing their experience of immigration, integration, and multilingualism in a new environment.
On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.
In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar
Each French American Jazz Exchange (FAJE) project consists of a Lead Partner from one country working with a Collaborating Partner from the other country. Lead and Collaborating Partners may be either individual artists or ensembles.
Last fall, after Chris Marker's death at the age of 91, La cinematheque française hosted a tribute to his work. CUNY TV traveled to Paris to interview some of the participants, including Serge Toubiana, director of the cinematheque, and noted film historian Colin Maccabe.
Hip-hop came to France early. By the late-70’s New York’s best crews were touring the country, soon after hip-hop radio stations began cropping up in Paris. In this playlist we’ve compiled tracks that run the gamut from 90's classics by Suprême NTM and CMP Familia to younger stars like La Rat Luciano and Kalash L'Afro.