Thursday, March 22, 2012 (23)

Mar 22, 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
March 2, 2012
  • Middle Eastern Music Lessons/Classes at Alwan for the Arts

  • Mar 2, 2012 to May 25, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:
    Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.  

    Group Classes include:  
    Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
    Arabic Percussion
    Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
    Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)


    Private lessons also available on violin'oudbuzuqqanunsanturtrumpetpercussionvoice (male and female).
    All other instrumentalists encouraged to stud
  • Created by: Lety ElNaggar
March 6, 2012
  • Act French: French language classes for theater lovers

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    Six-week interactive French language classes for theater lovers

    20% discount for NY in French members with code: NYinFrench

    Our fast-paced classes are designed to help you learn to speak French with confidence and make friends with a wonderful group of like-minded foreign language lovers. The class culminates in a big cultural party where you'll get to practice the language with native speakers, eat delicious food from the region and, if you choose, present the  theater scenes you work on during the semester in a relaxed, friendly environment (no one is forced to perform). There will be actors in this class but no acting experience is necessary. All you need to bring to this class is a passion for international culture and a spirit of adventure!

    *Act French for beginners: 
    Tuesdays (March 6-April 17)
    Time: 8:15-10pm


    *Act French for intermediates
    Tuesdays ( March 6 - April 17)
    Time: 6:15-8
    Last class party is 8-10pm

    Visit to register

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
March 10, 2012

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    Daniel Horowitz is an award-winning illustrator and art director. Working primarily as a digital artist over the last decade, one day Daniel Horowitz considered what might happen if he were to pull out a blank page and begin to draw. Not on commission and with no particular purpose in mind. The self imposed minimum, one drawing a day, was to serve as an exercise to pull himself away from the computer and to begin to explore analog creativity. Daniel was concerned that the quality of these artworks would be too different from, or inferior to, his better known commercial illustrations, so he had little intention of sharing this experiment. However, as days turned into weeks he began to realize that within the spontaneity of this process, something curious and new began to emerge.

    Horowitz formed a blog and began to post his daily explorations. The overwhelming response helped to see the project through to its end at 365 drawings.  Although the requirement was to post a sketch or line draw

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    A sculptural installation overwhelming the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah and curated by Risa Shoup

    After two years of research, R. Justin Stewart, a professed agnostic, will install Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that will serve as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Distorting is a visual delight that will overwhelm the viewer with color and shape as it invades the Invisible Dog. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them will need only to scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information they seek.

    In the coming years, Stewart will unveil additional installations under the umbrella of “a messiah project.” Just as Distorting only fo

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
March 13, 2012

  • Mar 13, 2012 to Apr 25, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center & Sunshine Cinemas
  • Description:

    Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (comic star Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker).

    At first stunned by Nathalie’s unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else’s judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 18, 2012
  • Musical Interactivity Festival Conference: Research and Composition

  • Mar 18, 2012 to Mar 22, 2012
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    A conference organized by Jean-Baptiste Barrière

    Daily 10 am-7 pm

    Lectures by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Jacopo Baboni-Schilingi, Hans Tutschku, Orjan Sandred, Johannes Kretz, Julien Vincenot, Philippe Essling, Mika Kuuskankare, Killian Sprotte, Paolo Aralla, Christopher Trapani, Jaime Oliver, Steve Lehman, Fabien Lévy.

    Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a composer, multimedia artist and visiting professor at Columbia University.

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • 15 for 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures

  • Mar 18, 2012 to Mar 29, 2012
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Description:

    Founded in 1997 by legendary exhibitor and programmer Bruce Goldstein (joined one year later by partner Adrienne Halpern), Rialto Pictures quickly established itself as a new gold standard in the distribution of classic world cinema—from reissues of landmark works like The Third Man and Grand Illusion to the rediscovery of little-known masterpieces never before released in the U.S., including Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso, Claude Sautet’s Classe Tous Risques and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows. On the occasion of Rialto’s 15th anniversary, we are pleased to present an exclusive weekday matinee series of 15 treasures from their remarkable library. Series programmed by Scott Foundas, Eric Di Bernardo and Adrienne Halpern.

    French movies:

    - Army of Shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville
    - Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard
    - Diary of a Chambermaid by Luis Buñuel
    - Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix
    - Léon Morin, Priest by Jean-Pierre Melville
    - Riffifi by Jules Dassin
    - The Two of Us by Claude Berri
    - Touchez

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
March 20, 2012
  • Le WebTV-Festival International Francophone de La Rochelle

  • Mar 20, 2012 to Mar 23, 2012
  • Location: Musée Maritime de La Rochelle
  • Description:

    1er Festival International Francophone de programmes créés et produits exclusivement pour le Net.

    La troisième édition se déroulera du 21 au 23 mars 2012 au Musée Maritime de La Rochelle en France.

    Cette compétition ouverte au grand public existe avant tout pour promouvoir la créativité des auteurs, réalisateurs, producteurs et nouveaux diffuseurs d’internet francophones. Le but est de présenter le meilleur de la production des web-programmes diffusés pendant l'année écoulée et répartis sur 10 catégories différentes.

    Un comité de sélection constitué de professionnels issus de l'audiovisuel et du web, choisira 100 oeuvres pour les prix du Jury professionnel mais le grand public sera amené à voter sur l'ensemble des programmes reçus sans aucune sélection.

    Le WebTV-Festival c’est aussi un lieu convivial de rencontres, d'échanges et d’expositions, autour du 1er marché réunissant l'ensemble des professionnels de la filiére audiovisuelle pour le web, de la télévision connectée et du cross-média

  • Created by: Aude
March 21, 2012
  • Fashion Talks 2012

  • Mar 21, 2012 at 3:00pm to Mar 29, 2012 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    French Institute Alliance Française

    Art de Vivre

    Fashion Talks 2012

    Reed Krakoff, Wed, March 21 at 7pm

    Stefano Pilati, Tue, March 27 at 7pm

    Dries Van Noten, Thu, March 29 at 7pm

    FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
    Presented as part of Fashion at FIAF

    FIAF’s annual Fashion Talks returns offering a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating world of fashion. Join Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre, for conversations with three leading designers—Reed Krakoff on March 21, Stefano Pilati on March 27, and Dries Van Noten on March 29—as they discuss their collections, inspirations, and experiences.

    Reed Krakoff
    FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
    Designer Reed Krakoff made his name in fashion as the President and Executive Creative Director of Coach, a title he still holds. In 2010, he made headlines with the launch of his critically acclaimed collection, Reed Krakoff, a luxurious American sportswear and accessories line. Krakoff takes you behind the scenes of his exciting new

  • Created by: FIAF
March 22, 2012
  • Focus on French CInema 2012

  • Mar 22, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
  • Location: Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, NY
  • Description:

    Focus on French Cinema 2012 opens the weekend of

    March 23- 25, 2012 with a selection of 12 newly  released French language films. Presented by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich in partnership with Purchase College,NY, Focus on French Cinema will feature a weekend of great films,

    French Food and wine, workshops and a Table Ronde with our guests that have come from France. Visit for more information and tickets

  • Created by: Renee Amory Ketcham
  • 15 for 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures | "Breathless" by Jean-Luc Godard

  • Mar 22, 2012 from 9:15am to 11:15am
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:


    The film (along with Truffaut’s The 400 Blows) that gave rise to the French New Wave tsunami, making Jean-Paul Belmondo a star and morphing the face of an affectless American blonde gamine--Jean Seberg--into that of a heartless noir femme fatale. Belmondo imagines himself a Bogart or a Cagney, but is really a two-bit Parisian hood who falls hard for the little girl in a T-shirt peddling the New York Herald Tribune on the Champs-Élysées. The debut feature by former Cahiers du Cinéma critic Godard, Breathless moves, sounds, and looks like a love story--with cinema. Commissioned for the film’s 50th anniversary in 2010, this 35mm restoration, with freshly revised subtitles by Lenny Borger, was the first in Breathless history.

    Founded in 1997 by legendary exhibitor and programmer Bruce Goldstein (joined one year later by partner Adrienne Halpern), Rialto Pictures quickly established itself as a new

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • 15 for 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures | "Léon Morin, Priest" by Jean-Pierre Melville

  • Mar 22, 2012 from 11:15am to 1:15pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:


    In 1961, reeling from the failure of his U.S.-set thriller Two Men in Manhattan and resolved to break with his image as a cult director "known only to a handful of crazy film buffs," Jean-Pierre Melville signed to adapt and direct this film version of Béatrix Beck's acclaimed roman à clef about her life in a French provincial village during and just after the Occupation. He chose the ravishing Emmanuelle Riva (fresh off Hiroshima Mon Amour) to play Beck's surrogate, an atheistic widow who saunters into the local church with the goal of making a mockery of the place. But Melville himself, who knew the real Beck, would later say he most closely identified with the eponymous man of the cloth (Jean-Paul Belmondo), who rather than taking offense at Riva's outré claims, offers her compassionate counsel and attempted conversion--a personal attention she is not alone in receiving amon

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Filming the Camps: John Ford, Samuel Fuller, George Stevens: From Hollywood to Nuremberg

  • Mar 22, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:

    Christian Delage discusses the exhibition he curated for the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Filming the Camps, which opens on March 22. The exhibition tells for the first time the story shared by three great Hollywood directors, John Ford, Samuel Fuller, and George Stevens, who served with the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, and filmed the war and liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

    Christian Delage is a Professor of History at the University of Paris 8 and Sciences Po Paris and a director, curator, and expert on the use of film as historical document.

    Event featured as part of the Columbia Maison Française series on Cinema: History and Theory. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University and by Cardozo Law School

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise
  • Master Class with Amos Gitai Print

  • Mar 22, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
  • Description:


    Amos Gitai in conversation with Christian Delage

    Filmmaker Amos Gitai, based in Israel, the United States and France, has produced an extraordinary, wide-ranging, and deeply personal body of work of both documentary and fiction, exploring the layers of history in the Middle East and beyond, including his own personal history, through such themes as homeland and exile, religion, social control and utopia.

    Christian Delage is a Professor of History at the University of Paris 8 and Sciences Po Paris and a director, curator, and expert on the use of film as historical document.

    Event co-sponsored by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies at Columbia University and by Cardozo Law School

    Please join us on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 for the screening of Amos Gitai's film, One Day You'll Understand (Plus tard, tu comprendras), followed by a Q & A with the director.

  • Created by: Columbia Maison Francaise