On the proposal of the selection committee chaired by Charlotte Laubard, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Franck Riester, Minister for Culture, Zineb Sedira has been selected to represent France at the 59thVenice International Art Biennale in 2021.
As part of the Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie (French Language and Francophonie Week) from 14 to 22 March 2020, the Institut français is organising the first international French-language eloquence competition entitled "À mots ouvert". The final, on Tuesday 17 March from 18.00 to 20.00, will see eight young French speakers competing in four oratory jousts under the cupola of the Institut de France. The winner will be chosen by a jury chaired by Leïla Slimani.
Immersive, tactile, audible and augmented: digital comics are a new space for experimentation, for creators and readers alike. These innovative works will be showcased starting in February in the Machine a Bulles (Bubble Machines) exhibition, presented as part of the "Comics 2020: France loves the 9th art” year. Conversation with Colombine Depaire, exhibition curator.
Digital Choc, Tokyo's digital culture festival, runs this year from 20 February to 8 March. A few weeks away from the Olympic Games, this 9th edition questions the relationship between body and technology in the festive spirit that characterises the event.
The Institut français unveils the visual identity for the Africa 2020 Season created by Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop.