Cultural Agenda

France-Atlanta 2019 continues with a series of film screenings, the research residency of Duncan Evennou and Clemence Hallé on the banks of the Mississippi and a concert given by a group of Georgia Tech musicians on the scores of the composer Loïc Guénin.

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November 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm Alliance Française Atlanta: 1201 Peachtree st NE, Building 400, Suite 1104

Meet the Filmmaker Guy Gabon at Alliance Française Atlanta. She will be on hand to answer questions following the screening of her documentary film Mauvais Genre (Bad Gender) which explores the relationship between first names and identities.

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November 10, 1pm The Breman Museum, 1440 Spring Street, Midtown Atlanta

The film HENRI DAUMAN: LOOKING UP celebrates the work and inspiring story of the artist behind some of the world’s most iconic images. His photos include celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda, and Elvis Presley, and important political and popular events of the 20th century. Stepping out from behind the camera, the self-taught perfectionist remains every bit the engaging storyteller, relaying his childhood trauma in wartime France and love of movies, which inform the life-affirming vibrancy of his work.

Photography Exhibition Featuring the  Iconic Images of Henri Dauman at The Breman Museum
1440 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
September 15th - December 30, 2019

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November 14, 7:30 pm GSU Creative Media Industries Institute, 3rd Floor, 25 Park Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

The films, Night Replay, produced in 2012 by the French author and filmmaker Eléonore Weber, and Reconstitution of a Hunting Scene, produced in 2019 by the French artist and author Patricia Allio, are two documentaries at the intersection between fiction and reality that reconstruct a role-play. These films, which have been presented at various festivals in France and abroad (Belfort Film Festival, Hors Pistes – Centre Pompidou in Paris, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, and IMDb in Montreal), have never before been presented in the United States.

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November 7, 5:00 – 7:00pm Artist workshop at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum: 223 James P. BRAWLEY DR SW

Guy Gabon, artist-in-residence at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, will conduct a workshop that provides insight into her artistic process for the upcoming exhibition The Bridge of Beyond, which will open in February of 2020. The art and exhibition's title is inspired by women's histories, Caribbean geographies, and a work by Guadeloupean novelist Simone Schwarz-Bart.

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Performance: November 20, 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Loïc Guénin is a French composer known for his unique soundscapes and graphical scores. Hovering between experimental rock noise with contemporary aesthetics and an electro-acoustic sound. The Georgia Tech Band, Jazz Combo, will perform one of the Loïc Guénin composition,  prepared in connection with the composer.

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Theatre Residence Research October 21 – November 15

During  their residency in the Southeast supported by the cultural service of the French Embassy in Atlanta, the director of the Lighthouse Company and actor Duncan Evennou, accompanied with the author Clémence Hallé, aim to write the second part of the performance Matters on the notion of the “Technosphere”, following Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s conceptual developments.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) is currently performing a large-scale, multidisciplinary research and artistic project on the Mississippi, taking it both as an Anthropocene River and a case study to explore the complex notion of the Technosphere.
The Mississippi Project organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) is a multidisciplinary research and artistic project takes the shape of a River Journey from Saint-Louis to New Orleans, bringing together students, researchers and artists. Duncan Evennou and Clémence Hallé followed the participants who took canoes to descent the River and stopped in 5 Field Stations. They observed the group from Natchez, Jackson, Baton Rouge then went to Memphis. They are now in a writing residency in order to organize the first collected material. The Journey will culminate with an Anthropocene River Campus in New Orleans highlighting the findings of the whole project.

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Now through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 SCAD Museum of Art, Evans Gallery Savannah, GA 601 Turner Blvd. Thursday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020

The SCAD Museum of Art presents an exhibition centered on the Frederick Douglass Family Archive from the collection of Walter and Linda Evans. This historic register of the Douglass family’s manuscripts, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs are displayed in dialogue with artworks by contemporary artists whose work reflects the aesthetic and political values espoused by this revolutionary leader.

Additional funding of the exhibition is provided by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Foundation.

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North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

The highlight of the Museum’s 17th-century French paintings is Pierre Mignard’s Christ and the Woman of Samaria, a picture greatly coveted by (but denied to) no less a collector than Louis XIV. The French rococo is better represented by a studio version of Rigaud’s portrait of Louis’s great-grandson Louis XV, still lifes by Chardin and Monnoyer, portraits by Nattier and Vigée Lebrun, a splendid animal piece by Oudry, and three works from the studio of Boucher.  

Volaire’s masterful Eruption of Vesuvius, a work commissioned by a British “Grand Tourist,” hangs along with others that would have been coveted by like-minded visitors to Italy.

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Now through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film 1600 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA

SCAD FASH presents Fashioning Art from Paper, an exhibition that explores 500 years of fashion through the breathtaking trompe l'oeil masterpieces of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave. Through her expert manipulation of paper and paint, de Borchgrave creates sculptural replicas of historic garments found in early European paintings or collections from around the world — from the Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Queen Elizabeth I, to the creations of the grand couturiers of the 20th century such as Charles Frederick Worth and Paul Poiret. The exhibition includes de Borchgrave’s series "Les Ballet Russes," which interprets costumes designed by Léon Bakst, Giorgio de Chirico and Pablo Picasso, among others, as well as her "Kaftans" series, inspired by the Silk Road textiles of central Asia. The exhibition also highlights the creations of the eccentric early 20th-century artist Mariano Fortuny, a major source of inspiration for de Borchgrave.

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Exhibition curated by Anne-Marie Duguet | September 6 - December 29, Peter Campus: video ergo sum. A multi-location exhibition with additional works on view at the Hanes Gallery at Wake Forest University and Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

American artist Peter Campus (born in 1937 in New York) is one of the most influential pioneers of video art, along with artists like Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Joan Jonas, Vito Acconci and Bill Viola.Throughout his career, Peter Campus has produced videos, installations, and a large body of photographic work. In his recent video work, he makes use of digital techniques to work on the image, pixel by pixel, rather like a painter. Using an extremely high-definition digital camera, Peter Campus pursues his current work. A large number of his works are featured in some of the world’s greatest contemporary art museums.

Curator Anne-Marie Duguet trained in the sociology of art, writer and critic, she has taught theater and sociology of television at the University of Paris 1, where she is now assistant professor in the Arts Department and directs the Center for Research on Film and Audiovisual Arts. Anne-Marie Duguet also teaches the aesthetics of electronic and computer images. After creating a video workshop in 1973, she began specializing in video in the late 1970s and was a member of the editorial board of Vidéoglyphes from 1979 to 1981.

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November 4, 2019, 5:30 to 8:30pm Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Kick off Energy Week with a documentary screening of Paris to Pittsburgh and a panel discussion with local policy experts and leaders. Paris to Pittsburgh is an inspiring film that highlights the local and state leaders and everyday Americans that are taking action on climate-related recovery and resiliency, with a focus on clean energy as a solution.
Panel Discussion: Learn from local and state leaders in North Carolina about energy programs and policies that address climate change in the state: How can businesses, states, and local officials progress a clean energy future? What are the unique challenges in North Carolina and the Southeast? What opportunities/careers are available for those interested in energy?

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November 7, 7 to 8pm at the Alliance Française Raleigh 5510 Munford Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Once upon a time there were huge woven tapestries hung on the walls of Middle Age or Renaissance castles. These majestic hangings were made in European centers by skilled artisans, usually Flemish or French. Buyers were affluent clients such as sovereigns, lords and well-off bourgeois.

The art of tapestry still exists today, but there are fewer craftsmen who retain this knowledge and, at the same time, there are less buyers for a decorative art that is sometimes considered old-fashioned.

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Engaging questions of human freedom alongside human limitations, if... a memoir, is conceived as a love song written for humanity, seeking to reveal what binds each of us, one to the other. Created by Sue Schroeder, choreographer, Simon Gentry, cinematographer, Christian Meyer, composer, Sarah Turquety, poet, in collaboration with the Dance Artists of Core Dance, the evening-length, immersive physical theater / choreo-poem will premiere in 2020.

Core Dance and if...a memoir is supported by FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program developed by FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., and private donors.


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To support local artists and celebrate cultural exchange, Living Walls is launching an annual exchange program. In 2019 this program gives the opportunity to Atlanta artist Dianna Settles to paint the walls of Paris and Kashink, French street artist, living in Paris to make a mural in Atlanta from October 16 to 24, 2019. Kashink has started his artistic career in 2006 and develops a colorful style, very graphic.

This event was made possible by funding from the Cultural services Atlanta of the French Embassy in the United States.

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November 5, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm Malco Ridgeway 5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120

An unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller, Agnès Varda’s new feature documentary sheds light on her experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”.

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November 7, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Malco Ridgeway 5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120

For four years Éric Baudelaire regularly met with students from the film group at Dora Maar middle school in Saint-Denis. Time for them to grow together, time to find the form of a film in which they would be the true subjects: its characters, its authors and its promise.

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November 7, 2019, 8:30 - 10:30 PM Malco Ridgeway 5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy, Memphis, TN 38120

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

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YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.
Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in the US in one of the top US festivals, but do not currently have US distribution.

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Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American colleges and university campuses. Our objective in providing nearly $200,000 in Tournées Film Festival grants every year is to fund festival endeavors that can eventually become permanent and self-sustaining.

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Call for Proposals Application Deadline January 20, 2020

Étant donnés Contemporary Art aims to strengthen ties between France and the U.S. in the field of contemporary art by fostering active collaboration and encouraging long-lasting partnerships between French visual artists, curators, and collectives and American curators and cultural institutions. The fund supports the discovery of emerging talents, while also sustaining interest in established artists. Furthermore, it has been instrumental in creating a network of curators from France and the U.S. Since its inception, Étant donnés has developed an international reputation by allocating over $3 million to fund more than 300 projects and 19 curators.

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The Book Department of the French Embassy in New York offers financial support to American institutions wishing to host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. We collaborate with universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States to organize events with visiting authors.

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The Book Department of the Cultural Services works to promote French and Francophone literature and to encourage English translations of French works. We oversee three grant programs to help publishers and translators with acquisition of rights cost and translation cost.
The deadline for the next session is December 1, 2019.
(Expected date of printing: no sooner than September 2020 for this session.)

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Laurence & Philippe Kneuss 2008-2010 Fairview Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608

The Des Livres & Délices store, located in Raleigh, NC, sets off on the roads of the United States to meet Francophones and Francophiles. The tour begins by Georgia, this Saturday, November 16 and goes on several sites, private individuals "in private sale" or in schools, during the week.

Livres & Délices opened in 2017 and is divided into two stores: a bookstore and a grocery store.

The bookshop offers more than three thousand titles of books for both children and adults (albums, comics, novels, essays, ...) All authors (or almost!) are French.

In the grocery store, you will find a large selection of sweet treats (biscuits, sweets, jams, honeys ...), salted (cold cuts, sardines, pulses ...) and of course all kinds of cheeses!

Books & Delights is preparing to travel the neighboring states of North Carolina to meet all those interested in La Francophonie, whether cultural or gourmet!

Laurence: 919-413-5481 or
Philippe: 919-520-4290   or



Cultural Services of the French Embassy, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY