27 Oct 2017

Street Art in ATL | Mural Installation by Jo Di Bona

Renowned French street artist Jo Di Bona will create a mural in downtown Atlanta as part of ELEVATE, Atlanta’s public art festival. Jo Di Bona’s previous collaborations include work with Miami-based Street Art for Mankind, a global initiative that aims … Read More

1 Nov 2017

Nouvelles Richesses Exhibition | New Architectural Work in France

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Georgia Tech will host Nouvelles Richesses, an exhibition presented by France at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Imaginative and innovative, the exhibition showcases an array of contemporary architectural projects developed by a new generation of French architects. A collaborative work by … Read More

26 Oct 2017

tête–à–tête | A Contemporary Music Premiere ft. Philippe Hurel

Atlanta  based musicians Sprite Crawford, Stuart Gerber, and Matthieu Clavé and soloists of Ensemble Fa, a Paris-based contemporary music ensemble, will present an evening of contemporary music featuring the world premieres of commissioned works of French composer Philippe Hurel and … Read More

26 Oct 2017

Human Landscapes | A Collaborative Dance Premiere

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Core Performance Company and France-based choreographer Germana Civera present the world premiere of a new collaborative piece as part of the 8th edition of France-Atlanta. Performed to an original score by Didier Aschour, Director of the Centre for Musical Creation … Read More

27 Oct 2017

Filming Africa | Screening and Discussion with “Félicité” Director Alain Gomis

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Acclaimed French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis discusses his latest feature-length film, which follows Félicité, a determined single mother, through the bustling city of Kinshasa, Congo RDC in a striking portrait of contemporary Africa. Strong and independent, Félicité spends her evenings singing … Read More

27 Oct 2017

Illustrating Africa | Encounters with Graphic Novelist Marguerite Abouet

French-Ivorian graphic novelist Marguerite Abouet reflects on the success of her critically acclaimed graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City”, and the role of the visual arts in African self-representation. Abouet’s graphic novel series, “Aya of Yop City” (2005), follows … Read More

3 Nov 2017

Picturing Africa | A Conversation with Photographer Omar Victor Diop

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Senegalese photographer Omar Diop breaks the mold of traditional photography and conveys a universally relevant message through his images; Diop fascinates with his unanticipated perspective on African culture and history. Diop shot “The Future of Beauty” in 2011, and most … Read More

30 Oct 2017

Singing Africa | Ibeyi in Concert at the Variety Playhouse

Franco-Cuban duo Ibeyi will perform at the Variety Playhouse on October 30th as part of their North American tour. The daughters of venerated Cuban percussionist Miguel “Angà” Diaz, Franco-Cuban twins Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have gained international acclaim in their … Read More

12 Nov 2017

Screening | Aya of Yop City

Critically acclaimed graphic novel meets vibrant animated feature with French-Ivorian author/director Marguerite Abouet’s César-nominated film “Aya of Yop City“, a humorous and intriguing film set in 1970’s Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The animated picture has earned worldwide praise for its representation … Read More