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France-Atlanta 2019

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, France-Atlanta is developing a rich and varied cultural program.

France Atlanta 2019 strengthens its cultural partnership with Georgia Tech to present French artists who develop from various artistic disciplines, from music to visual arts, an artistic approach related to science and technology. This perspective renewing the cultural and intellectual issues of the Festival was made possible by partnerships with major French institutions such as IRCAM, Ecole Polytechnique, but also the Arts and Sciences Chair. The strong involvement of many of Georgia Tech's departments has been instrumental in making this 10th anniversary of France-Atlanta a reality: from the School of Modern Languages ​​and the School of Literature, Media and Communication to the School of Music or School of Architecture. Together, we invited artists, curators and researchers who testify to the vitality of a French art scene at the crossroads of the arts and research.

While our partnership with Georgia Tech promotes the development of such a perspective, France-Atlanta is also developing new collaborations with the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, The Bremen Museum, Duke University, The Fence; renews its partnerships with the City of Atlanta, GSU,  the Alliance Française or the Plaza Theater.

More than thirty cultural events for this new edition will allow to discover around twenty artists and researchers: Diemo Scharwz, researcher at the ircam (Institute of Research and Coordination Acoustique-Musique, Paris), composer of electronic music, the Labofactory group - collective of artists co-founded by the physicist, professor at the Ecole Polytechnique and research director at the CNRS Jean-Marc Chomaz, or the curator of France and Senegal Oulimata Gueye who is interested in the uses of digital technologies in particular in Africa. Gwenola Wagon and Pierre Cassou-Noguès offer us to see the future behind our screens while Duncan Evennou and Clémence Hallé continue to explore the concept of Technosphere on the banks of the Mississippi. Loic Guénin will draw inspiration from the sounds and voices of the city of Atlanta for the next album of the electroacoustic music group NOORG.

The image will be very present in this edition with the artist Guy Gabon who addresses issues of gender and the struggle for civil rights; with photographer Henri Dauman, witness of the great American social advances; with Eleonore Weber and Patricia Allio who plunges us into parallel worlds.

The 2019 edition also celebrates the French team laureate of the emerging architecture prize of the European Union's Contemporary Architecture Prize (Mies van der Rohe Award: the Toulouse architects of BAST (Bureau Architectures Sans Titre).

France-Atlanta is not just a showcase. The festival is also conceived as a platform for meetings between artists and researchers promoting new dynamics of intellectual and artistic cooperation.

More interdisciplinary than ever, it aims to multiply the doors of entry for the public to discover various aspects of the French artistic and intellectual scene.

We wish you all the best for this multi-faceted program.