Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (8)

Nov 13, 2013
September 6, 2013
  • Méditation Calligraphique : L’Art Conscient de Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Sep 6, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
  • Location: ABC Home
  • Description:

    Le 7 septembre prochain l’institution new yorkaise ABC Home, ouvrira ses portes pour la première fois aux Etats Unis aux oeuvres calligraphiques de Thich Nhat Hanh, à travers l’exposition Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

    Tich Nhat Hanh, maître du Bouddhisme Zen, fervent défenseur de la non violence lors de la guerre du Vietnam fut soutenu par Martin Luther King lors de sa nomination pour le prix Nobel de la Paix en 1967. Il est considéré par le New York Times comme le deuxième personnage le plus important du Bouddhisme après le Dalai Lama.

    Son histoire est intimement liée à celle de la France, où il trouva refuge en 1972 après avoir été expulsé des Etats Unis. Son opposition à la guerre du Vietnam le contraint à l’exile alors qu’il enseignait à Princeton et Columbia. En 1982, il fonda dans le Périgord un monastère qui allait devenir la plus grande communauté bouddhiste d’Occident. Son enseignement et ses écrits ont depuis atteints des millions de personnes à tr

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October 29, 2013
  • Innovative and Talented French Artists Henri Gueguen and Joëlle Kem Lika Featured at Agora Gallery Art Show

  • Oct 29, 2013 at 7:00am to Nov 19, 2013 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    The original work of two gifted French artists Henri Gueguen and Joëlle Kem Lika will be on display at Agora Gallery, NYC. The exhibition is scheduled to run from October 29, 2013 through November 19, 2013.  The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 7, 2013 from 6-8 pm.Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend, enjoy and meet some of the artists whose works make up this delightful show. 

    About Henri Gueguen

    In his art, French artist Henri Gueguen seeks to forge new ground in terms of visual structure, textural consistency, and diversity of materials. Working in a variety of media (from lacquer paint to ballpoint pens), Gueguen captures his subjects both in two dimensional and three dimensional contexts, masterfully combining rich colors, bold lines, a strong sense of light, and rhythmic compositions to create a distinct and original art form.

    A central theme in Gueguen’s work is the “tall, slim lady,” both elegant and dynamic, which was inspired by

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
October 31, 2013
  • Dominique Nabokov: The World of the New York Review of Books, Photographs 1980–2009

  • Oct 31, 2013 to Dec 6, 2013
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    For over three decades, French photographer Dominique Nabokov has turned her camera lens on friends and colleagues at The New York Review, producing an incisive and intimate portrait of many of its key players. The approximately 50 black and white photographs in the exhibition capture both the spirit of the magazine and offer informal portraits of its editors, contributors, and supporters. Nabokov has subtly documented many convivial moments and the occasional intellectual jostling between the Review’s varied personalities. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of The New York Review, which famously coalesced during the New York printers’ strike of 1963.

    The exhibition is made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

    An illustrated catalogue with introduction by Ian Buruma will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. It will be available online for free download; visit for details. La Maison Française is open to the public Monda

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
November 5, 2013
  • Diffractions Theatre Presents La Cantatrice Chauve

  • Nov 5, 2013 at 3:00pm to Nov 17, 2013 at 12:00pm
  • Location: 4th Street Theater
  • Description:

    La Cantatrice Chauve is an absurd conversation between six characters: two couples, a maid and a fireman, all appearing to be “English’ but speaking French. Nothing logical here, but in Ionesco’s masterpiece we always find the situations wittier than they seem to be.

    **Presented in the original French text with English supertitles**

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November 8, 2013
  • French film "Boule et Bill"

  • Nov 8, 2013 at 8:00am to Nov 14, 2013 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Quad Cinema
  • Description:



                               Distrib Films Presents

                                     "Boule et Bill"

                                  ("Billy & Buddy")

      Opening Friday, November 8th @ the Quad Cinema


    Based on Jean Roba's beloved comic strip, "Boule et Bill" recounts the misadventures of 8-year-old Boule and his cocker spaniel Bill. With sparkling imaginative style and a lively soundtrack, the film brings to life a family's humorous trials and tribulations in 1970's France.


    Written and directed by Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier. Starring Franck Dubosc, Marina Fois, and Charles Crombez and featuring voices by Manu Payet and Sara Giraudeau. The film is in French with English sub-titles and runs 90 minutes.)

    Official film website:

    Boule et Bill opens Friday, November 8th at:

    Quad Cinema - New York, NY

    34 W 13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

    Showtimes: 1:00-2:45-4:30-6:15-8:00-10:05

  • Created by: Libby McInerny
November 13, 2013
  • Marc Fumaroli: Rhétorique ancienne; rhétorique post-moderne

  • Nov 13, 2013 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Description:

    Marc Fumaroli
    A member of the Académie française, Marc Fumaroli is professor emeritus at the Collège de France and professor emeritus at the Sorbonne. A major historian of early modern  European literature and culture, he is the author of L'Âge de l'éloquence (1980/1994), Héros et orateurs (1990), L'École du silence (1994), and Trois institutions littéraires (1995). The leading authority on seventeenth-century rhetoric, Fumaroli is responsible for the position this discipline currently enjoys in contemporary thought and practice, and was general editor of the recent, monumental Histoire de la rhétorique dans l'Europe moderne, 1450-1950, (2000). Fumaroli is also a lively and provocative polemicist, in such works as L'État culturel : une religion moderne (1991). His most recent title is Le Sablier renversé. Des Modernes aux Anciens (2013).

    Among his many academic affiliations, Fumaroli is president of the Société d’histoire littéraire de la France; a member of the Académie des inscriptions

  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • Bibi Sings Piaf

  • Nov 13, 2013 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: The Town Hall
  • Description:

    The Wall Street Journal hails Bibi Ferreira as "one of the world's great caretakers of the legacy of Edith Piaf." Her acclaimed show "Bibi Sings Piaf" celebrates its 30th anniversary with a long-awaited NYC debut at The Town Hall on November 13. Honored by the French government with its highest award, the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, Bibi Ferreira has reincarnated Piaf for over 5 million fans in concerts in Brazil, France and Portugal. Hugues Vassal, the photographer who documented the beloved French singer's last years, calls Bibi "the foremost interpreter of the music of Edith Piaf." One night only with full orchestra and chorus. Group discounts available.

  • Created by: Cindy Byram