The French artist has been appointed by the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Europe and Foreign affairs and has chosen Martha Kirszenbaum as curator of her project entitled Deep See Blue Surrounding You / Vois Ce Bleu Profond Te Fondre.
An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français distributed his first four films: The Sleeping Car Murders (“Compartiments tueurs"), Shock Troops (“Un homme de trop”), Z and The Confession (“L’Aveu"). Through his characters Costa Gavras questions our idea of freedom, highlighting political events from modern history.
Initiated by Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, the Africa2020 Season will take place throughout France (mainland and overseas territories) from June 1st to mid-December 2020. Dedicated to the 54 states of the African continent, the Africa2020 Season is an extraordinary project. Designed around the major challenges of the 21st century, it will present the views of the African civil society and its recent diaspora. Africa2020 will be the sounding board for the changemakers who are impacting contemporary societies.
Launched in 2013, the LabCitoyen programme allows around sixty young French-speakers from around the world between 20 and 26 years old who are committed to citizen-led initiatives to meet in Paris and address major human rights issues through a series of talks, discussions, round tables and workshops.
Nearly twenty international curators have been selected and invited by the Institut français and France's external cultural network to discover the dynamic vibrancy of the French art scenes. These foreign professionals will discover:
- A biennale
- 3 contemporary art fairs
- 12 art venues
- more than 100 artists