MARCH 10, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

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.

MARCH 10, 2016

Interview with Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator at MoMA

By Dorothée Charles

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.

MARCH 9, 2016

ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in English and Spanish

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

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.

MARCH 8, 2016

La French Tech at South by Southwest 2016

By French Culture

For the third year in a row, La French Tech will have a major presence at South by Southwest and present a series of varied events showcasing the best of French creation.

MARCH 8, 2016

Emel Mathlouthi in New York

By Francerocks

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

MARCH 7, 2016

Translated Titles 2015

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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.

MARCH 7, 2016

Salomon Foundation Residency Award 2016: Thomas Tronel-Gauthier

By French Culture Arts

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.

MARCH 4, 2016

Bernar Venet Wins 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award

By French Culture Arts

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.

MARCH 3, 2016

Interview with Odile Hainaut & Claire Pijoulat, Co-Founders of WantedDesign, New York

By Dorothée Charles

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.

MARCH 3, 2016

Interview with Designer Matt Sindall

By Dorothée Charles

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.

MARCH 3, 2016

Interview with Curator Alexandra Midal

By Dorothée Charles

Read an interwiew with professor and freelance curator Alexandra Midal, who will present a two-part shorts program at MAD, in collaboration with the citywide NYCxDesign festival in NYC.

MARCH 3, 2016

Interview with Graphic Artists Antoine+Manuel

By Dorothée Charles

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.

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