The Africa2020 Season

Coronavirus COVID-19 : Africa 2020 Season postponed

 

The President of the French Republic announced in November 2017 in Ouagadougou, before confirming the news on 3rd July 2018 in Lagos, that a special season would be organized in France to mark a renewed partnership with Africa, a “varied...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The opening of a new artists residence in Senegal: Villa Saint-Louis Ndar

Its inauguration scheduled for 8 June 2019 will be the starting point for a new artistic and cultural impetus in Senegal and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. A first call for applications was launched in the spring.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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The French police novel, free of genre constraints

Having gone, in a few decades, from "train station literature” to best-seller status, the contemporary French police novel has successfully freed itself from the constraints of its genre to allow singularly creative authors to emerge. A brief overview, on the occasion of the Quai du Polar Police...

Published on 21/03/2019

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Interactive platform for the General Assembly on French-language Books

Preparations for the General Assembly on French-language Books Around the World are underway, with the event scheduled to be held in Tunis in September 2021. A website has been set up to support the General Assembly, which is a collaborative project by nature: all those involved in the Francophone...

Updated on 03/09/2021

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The Cité Internationale des Arts opens its workshops to the public

Around the world in 14 hours? It’s possible at the Cité Internationale des Arts! Embark on this new edition of the Traversées du Marais on 6th and 7th September 2019 and travel to the heart of workshops featuring all kinds of artists: photography, painting, sculpture, writing, music and performance...

Updated on 27/04/2022

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The 2019 Livres Hebdo Prize awarded to the Timișoara media library

The literary awards season is not just about books, it's also about places to read. Organised by the trade magazine Livres Hebdo, the Libraries Prize has just rewarded the Timișoara media library in Romania for organising “La Maison des lutins”, a festival for young audiences.

Updated on 03/12/2019

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Collective open-studio at the Cité internationale des arts

18 artists in residence at the Cité internationale des arts open the doors to their workshops. Coming from all over the world, they will share with the public their work in progress and their experiences of residency in France.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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March 8, 2020: International Women's Rights Day

On the occasion of March 8, International Women's Rights Day, the Institut français chose to highlight meetings, works, or portraits of women who, from Mexico to Tunisia, from Haiti to South Africa, from France to India, fight, through art and culture, for women's rights and explore the feminine...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Online open-studios #1 April 2020

On Thursday, April 2, 2020, the recipients of the Institut français / Cité internationale des arts programme shared their residency experiences on the social networks. Follow this digital journey to the heart of their studios!

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Festival French Waves

The greatest French artists will be on-stage in your living room from 5th June to 16th July, as part of the French Waves online festival. 

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Assises internationales du roman 2020 : "the time of uncertainty"

On the programme of this international conference, organized this year within a "Virtual Villa Gillet", interviews with the guest authors of the festival, unpublished texts, readings, keynotes by book professionals... The festival is open to all and can be followed on the Villa Gillet website.

Updated on 29/05/2020

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« Des/confinés » (« The Confined »): interviews with cultural figures

In the context of confinement that still affects many countries, the « Des/confinés » programme offers weekly meetings with cultural figures on social networks.

Updated on 09/05/2022

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« Crises and distances » by Lisiane Durand

Lisiane Durand moved to Greece in January 2020 to research her next book about Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old who was killed by a police officer in 2008. When Greece closed its borders and went into confinement, the writer decided to stay. And she continued her research in a different way...

Updated on 25/05/2020

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Mehdi Charef, winner of the Porte Dorée Literary Prize

Following on from Omar Benlaâla in 2019, the Algerian-born novelist and film director Medhi Charef has been awarded the Porte Dorée Literary Prize for his autobiographical account of his childhood and emigration to France, Rue des pâquerettes.

Updated on 03/07/2020

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