Saturday, December 10, 2011 (8)

Dec 10, 2011
November 10, 2011
  • Exhibition: Clergue in America

  • Nov 10, 2011 at 6:00am to Dec 21, 2011 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:

    Free and Open to the Public.


    Clergue in America showcases French photographer Lucien Clergue’s powerful depictions of the United States in an exhibition that spans the White Sands desert in New Mexico, the highways of Santa Fe, the expansive deserts of California, and the streets of New York.

    Through his use of light, textures, and form, Clergue captures both the impressive sights of the United States and the raw beauty of the human form, often juxtaposing natural and manmade wonders.

    A catalogue of Lucien Clergue’s work will be available to visitors, and, for the first time, an edition of the catalogue will also be accessible as a free iPad app.

  • Created by: FIAF
November 18, 2011
  • Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers

  • Nov 18, 2011 at 6:00am to Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Ubu Gallery
  • Description:

    November 16–January 28, 2011
    Exhibition Opening: November 15, 6 to 9PM

    Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers, an exhibition of hand-painted photographic postcards by the eminent Surrealist artist, poet, bookbinding designer and critic. These bizarre, lusciously painted images illustrate Hugnet’s work, The Love Life of the Spumifers where each accompanying text poetically and humorously catalogues the mating habits of a fantastical creature or Spumifer.

    The Love Life of the Spumifers, or La Vie Amoureuse des Spumifères, combines Surrealist poetry’s fascination with l’amour and Dada’s tendency towards deliberate grammatical spontaneity and absurdity. Words like bowoodling, friskadoodling and alabamaraminating are concocted by Hugnet to describe the seductive strategies of his imaginary creatures. Each text is dedicated to a different creature, describing how it woos, teases, gropes and molests its intended love conquest. Each Spumifer is illust

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November 24, 2011

  • Nov 24, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012
  • Location: Paris Theatre
  • Description:

    Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
    Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
November 25, 2011
  • African Diaspora International Film Festival

  • Nov 25, 2011 at 9:00am to Dec 13, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Several venues in Manhattan
  • Description:

    Established in 1993, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) is an international film festival which offers a unique quality cinematic experience that places at its center the humanity of people of color all over the world. 


    Through its rich and diverse programming, ADIFF offers an alternative world view to that typically offered by other international film festivals.


    ADIFF’s programming encourages its audience to explore and reflect upon their own perceptions of the humanity of people of color in an intellectually stimulating and entertaining environment that features exchanges with guest filmmakers, panel discussions and social events such as receptions and screening after parties.  


    The ultimate goal of ADIFF is to serve as a bridge across cultures thus empowering people of all cultures to learn about each other and become better human beings in the process.

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November 30, 2011

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 5:00am to Jan 14, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    Vicky David Gallery presents an installation of paintings by Ben  Vautier. Through his use of phrases, quotes and statements,  BEN juggles with words to deliver a  concise  and  polished message. Also bringing to light the falsely naive, impertinence and accuracy of the words used. BEN, who lives and works in Nice, France, is a self-taught French artist and performer of Swiss origin born in 1935.  He became well known in the 1960s, primarily for his "manuscript paintings."  At which time, he co-founded the Fluxus movement, inspired by Yves Klein and the New Realists.  Similar  to  the  neo Dadaist  movement, Ben questions the reality and declared  "All  is  art”  in  1962.    Heir  to  Duchamp,  his  work  leads  one  to  reflect  on  the notoriety of the artist and commercialization of the art world over all. Ben's oeuvre are on display throughout major private and public collections around the world.

  • Created by: Vicky David
December 9, 2011
  • Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges à Cuba

  • Dec 9, 2011 at 4:00pm to Dec 10, 2011 at 11:00am
  • Location: Teachers College Columbia University
  • Description:

    I am pleased to inform you that your film "The Black Mozart in Cuba" has been selected to participate in the 19th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival to be held in New York City from November 25 to December 13, 2011. 

     "The Black Mozart in Cuba" has been scheduled to screen as part of the African Legacy program on Sun. Dec 4 @ 5pm at Symphony Space/Thalia Theatre, 250 West 95th Street, New York, NY 10025 and on Thu. Dec. 8 @ 4pm at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture -515 Malcolm X Boulevard (138th St. and Lenox Ave), New York, NY 10037.

    Stéphanie JAMES the auther is invited to come to New York to attend the screenings of her film and to participate in two panel discussions, one about

    • “People of Color Images in Europe” to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University on Friday, December 9 at 8pm and one panel entitled
    • “A Conversation about Cuba” to be held at Teachers College onSaturday, December 10 at 4pm. 
  • Created by: Jean-Claude HALLEY