Thursday, March 1, 2012 (9)

Mar 1, 2012
February 1, 2012
  • Arne Quinze - "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse"

  • Feb 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2012
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    The Vicky David Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.


    The gallery will present pieces from the series "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse" which plays on the dichotomy between chaos and equilibrium. From the appearant fragility of his material emerges overflowing energy and pure beauty.  Arne Quinze dreams of an ideal society in which all individuals communicate and interact with each other. Eclectically he uses paintings, drawings, sculptures and monumental installations to develop his work in the urban movement, by focusing on the themes: Order, Disorder, Structure and Habitation.


    Beginning in the early 2000’s, Arne Quinze’s œuvre is the subject of many public and private installations around the world such as ("Uchronia", Nevada, USA; "Timegate", Miami, USA; "Rebirth", Paris, FRANCE; "Red Beacon", Shanghai, CHINA; "Camille", Rouen, FRANCE; "The Sequence", Brussels, BELGIUM; "The Traveller", Munich, GERMANY ; "The Visitor", Beirut, LEBANON).

    Arne Q

  • Created by: Vicky David
February 18, 2012
  • Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

    Introducing Floanne

    Written by Floanne Ankah & Alice Jankell

    Directed by Alice Jankell

    Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy

    Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Alby Roblejo

    Saturday, Jan 21/Feb 18/Mar 17 at 9:30

    Thursday, April 19/May 17/Jun 21 at 9:30

    The Metropolitan Room

    34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum (212) 206-0440,

    French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presenta- tion that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.

    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France... with a modern twist. She w

  • Created by: Flo Ankah
February 24, 2012
  • Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art

  • Feb 24, 2012 at 6:00am to Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:


    This February, Fashion at FIAF extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today.

    Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.


    Free and open
    to the public

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

  • Created by: FIAF
February 29, 2012
March 1, 2012
  • La Poésie hors de soi, ou de quelques pratiques littéraires contemporaines

  • Mar 1, 2012 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Thursday. March 1, 7:00 p.m.

    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cinema Studies, American University of Paris; author of Poetic Becomings; Sous influence. Ce que l’art contemporain fait à la littérature 

    Après plus d’un siècle de désarticulation de ses normes thématiques ou formelles, la poésie française semble aujourd’hui engagée dans un rapport de croisement à ses différents ‘Autres’ (arts visuels, sonores, scéniques notamment), précipitant une porosité entre pratiques d’écriture et pratiques plastiques autour d’opérations et de dispositifs communs. Zoomant sur ces effets de translation, de correspondance ou de contagion, on s’interrogera sur les effets d’un tel import/export esthétique sur l’écriture poétique aujourd’hui.

    In French.

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema: "Intouchables" by O. Nakache & O. Toledano

  • Mar 1, 2012 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: Alice Tully Hall
  • Description:



    Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, 2011, France; 112m

    A phenomenon in France, where it shattered box-office records to become the second most successful film of all time, The Intouchables tells the true story of the unlikely friendship between a handicapped white millionaire (François Cluzet) and his unconventional Senegalese caretaker (breakout star Omar Sy). A Weinstein Company release.

    *In person: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache and François Cluzet

    The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11. 

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Recent Developments in Political Cinema

  • Mar 1, 2012 from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr north of 116th st.
  • Description:

    Nicole Brenez, with a response by Kent Jones

    Nicole Brenez is professor of Cinema Studies at Universite Paris 3. She is a film historian, curator and leading specialist of avant-garde cinema. Her books include Cinéma d'avant-garde (2007), Abel Ferrara (2007), and Chantal Akerman (2011).

    Kent Jones is a writer and filmmaker in New York.

    This talk is featured as part of the Columbia Maison Française series on Cinema: History and Theory, and is co-sponsored by the Sites of Cinema University Seminar chaired by Jane Gaines.

    Generous support was provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

    Nicole Brenez presents this talk in connection with the film series she curated for the Anthology Film Archives, Internationalist Cinema for Today, taking place March 2-11, 2012. For details, please visit

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • New York Premiere Courteline en dentelles Short Plays by Georges Courteline

  • Mar 1, 2012 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall at FIAF
  • Description:

    New York Premiere Courteline en dentelles
    Short Plays by Georges Courteline
    With Jérôme Deschamps and Michel Fau
    Wednesday, February 29
    and Thursday, March 1, 2012

    FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

    Presented in partnership with the Center for French Civilization and Culture, New York University

    Jérôme Deschamps directs and acts in a series of delightful short plays by the witty French satirist and dramatist Georges Courteline, a contemporary of Georges Feydeau.

    Joined by the acclaimed stage actor Michel Fau, Deschamps pokes fun at human imperfection and the triviality of everyday life. Packed with banter and inane arguments, this performance promises to be a comical, often insightful study of human nature.

    In French without English supertitles.


    "Alternately funny and naughty, always mischievous, polished, the plays that slam human failings are hilarious thanks to two clowns, Jérôme Deschamps and Michel Fau."—Le Figaro, June 2011

    "Characters, situations, texts, lines, all make the aud

  • Created by: FIAF