New from Patrick Modiano: In the Café of Lost Youth and Young Once; Maylis de Kerangal, Marie NDiaye and Fiston Mwanza Mujila all make the Man Booker International prize longlist; a new biopic about Louis-Ferdinane Céline; current issue of Words without Borders features Morocco and Fouad Laroui; George Perec's would-be 80th birthday.
Read an interwiew with Thomas J. Lax is Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, who organized Projects 102: Neïl Beloufa, from March 12 to June 12, 2016.
ARTE, the European culture channel, now offers a selection of programmes subtitled in English and in Spanish, alongside French and German. Thanks to these two free offerings, ARTE in English and ARTE en español, web users can watch new, high quality programmes every week throughout the world.
Emel Mathlouthi is a songwriter, composer, guitarist, and singer who is bringing an powerful brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz. Her captivating style is lyrical, with powerful rock, oriental and trip hop influences (she’s collaborated with Adrian Thaws AKA Tricky). Emel began her artistic career at the age of 8 on stage at the small amphitheater in the Ibn Sina suburb of Tunis where she lived until the age of 25, when she moved to France to pursue her career as a singer. Her song “Kelmti Horra”, (my word is free) was taken up by the Arab Spring revolutionaries and sung on the streets of Tunis. She has immense stage presence and a voice that spells revolution and freedom. She will play two upcoming shows in New York City
Thanks to the invaluable help of 1100 of our contacts in publishing, we have built a near-complete list of 2015’s titles in translation from the French, of which, as far as we're aware, there is no equivalent. The fact that this list is not exhaustive serves to show the sheer volume of titles published.
On March 4, 2016, Thomas Tronel-Gauthier received the 2016 Salomon Foundation Residency Award. The 2016 residency will begin this coming June, until the end of November.
The French sculptor Bernar Venet received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award in New York on Monday. On March 3, Venet unveiled an twenty-five-foot (8-meter) tall sculpture titled Disorder 9 Uneven Angles in New York's Union Square. The sculpture will remain on view through June 2016.
In 2011, Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat founded WantedDesign, a platform for US and international design that culminates each May with a series of events and conversations. WantedDesign has since become a cornerstone of NYCxDesign, a citywide 12-day celebration of design. Last year, Hainaut and Pijoulat expanded the program to include two sites, the original venue in Chelsea, and a new location at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Matt Sindall started his career as a set designer for the National Theatre in London, and then moved on to work for the BBC as an art director for many successful programs. Today, he designs many different things, including products, interiors, and exhibitions, and has worked with L’Oréal, Renault and Groupe Flo. “A designer lives in his own world, but the role of a designer is to improve upon it,”says Sindall.
Since 1993, fashion stylist Antoine Audiau and product designer Manuel Warosz have been working together to develop a new style in the graphic arts, referred to abroad as “French Touch.” Antoine+Manuel each implement their own visual style to create dreamlike, surreal universes that blend sensation, emotion, touch and visual experimentations.