Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.
Since 2015, participating universities will now choose SIX FILMS: FIVE CONTEMPORARY (FEATURED AND/OR ALTERNATIVE SELECTION) + ONE CLASSIC FILM. The grant to cover the cost of screening SIX FILMS (either in digital or in 35 millimeter), will be $2,200.
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.
The vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants is one of the most renowned and respected early music groups in the world. They will play several US dates in 2015, including a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York.
For the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy, Joan Jonas will represent the U.S. and Céleste Boursier-Mougenot will represent France.
French artist SAGE is coming to LA for a 2 weeks residency at Calarts. He has been invited by choreographer and teacher Julie Bour to collaborate with her dancers team and create a unique piece together that will be shown in a Downtown LA gallery. Stay tuned, more to come in the next newsletter.
With festival season swiftly coming upon us, over a dozen top French and Francophone musicians are coalescing upon the Southwest to play during the month of April. David Guetta, Stromae, Yelle, Madeon, Christine and the Queens, Lilly Wood and the Prick, Magma, Martin Solveig, Gesaffelstein, Brodinski, Cedric Gervais, DJ Snake, Keren Ann, IAM... This month goes without precedent for the sheer number of Francophone concerts that will take place from until April 30th.