Exhibition – Shaunak Mahbubani

Art curators and historians, mark your calendar for 11 September! Prameya Art Foundation is all set to welcome you back to its gallery, physically and virtually! Art Scribes Award exhibition this year is titled ‘Seeds are Being Sown’. Digging for nuances within contemporary terrains of citizenship and belonging, ‘Seeds are Being Sown’ offers perspectives on defying rigidity through a gathering of artistic agencies rooted in active commemoration, corporeal knowledge, and trans futurities. The exhibition is…

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“The Future of art and design studies, in a post pandemic world”

As a part of Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur “Varta” series, IFI Jaipur in association with Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and Beaux Arts Nantes is organising a webinar on “the Future of art and design studies, in a post pandemic world” When: Sept 4 Friday, 4PM Where: Open to students of IICD, Jaipur, online via Google Meet Participants: Ms. Charlotte ESNOU, International director, Ecole de Beaux Arts, Nantes Ms. Helene THEBAULT, Ecole…

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Theatre Workshop: Sylvain Gagnier at Rajasthan University

IFI Jaipur, in association with Rajasthan University, Department of European and Romance Languages, is organising a first of its kind online workshop on theatre, music, movement and body language. As a part of the specialised series of thematic webinars organised by IFI Jaipur, “Learning French through theatre: La performance et la langue à travers des contes et de la musique” will be designed and delivered by French performance artist and storyteller Sylvain Gagnier and will…

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CBP x IFI Portfolio Review Program

In the framework of our virtual collaboration with the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation, we are organizing a Portfolio Review Program with the participation of the French photography agency Agence VU’. Under this program, the participants will have the opportunity to share and show their work to Patricia Morvan, co-director of Agence VU’, Mathias Nouel, Picture Editor, and VU’Education manager, as well as two eminent photographers: Darcy Padilla and Pieter Ten Hoopen. Through a discussion on…

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La Rentrée Littéraire 2020

The annual “Rentrée Littéraire”, a major event in the world of literature in France, happens every September. On this occasion, French publishers release hundreds of new titles, starting from the end of August. It puts the spotlights on French as well as foreign literature. On this occasion, the French Book Office conducted an online webinar on “Rentrée littéraire” on 25th August 2020. Three French publishers –Sabine Wespieser, Zulma Publishers and Éditions de la Découverte– were in…

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‘Eden, Eden, Eden’ at 50

Extreme and obscene Since its release on September 9th, 1970, Eden, Eden, Eden has provoked scandal, fascination, admiration. Deemed a “Saharian fiction”, it was the work of a thirty-year old author. It came out with forewords by Michel Leiris, Roland Barthes, Philippe Sollers, and was immediately praised by Michel Foucault ; upon being censored, it gained immediate international support by the likes of Pasolini and Beuys. Fifty years later, the work of Pierre Guyotat –…

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Book Launch of ‘Indian Chronicles’ by Marguerite de Bure

The French Institute in India, in collaboration with Oxford Bookstore and Sanbun Publishers, organised a webinar around the launch of the English translation of the book, Chroniques Indiennes / Indian Chronicles: Letters from a French Woman in Bombay (1902-1904) by Marguerite de Bure. The texts have been collected by the descendants of the author, Marie-Anne and Laurence Merland and translated by Elsa S Mathews. The book has been published by Sanbun Publishers under the PAP…

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“We Want More Indian Students in France,” Minister Vidal Says

“We want more Indian students in France and more French students in India,” said French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Mrs Frédérique Vidal at the inauguration of the Knowledge Summit 2 in Lyon from 17-18, October, 2019. The event was inaugurated by Mrs Frédérique Vidal, in the presence of H. E. Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Ambassador of India to France. The minister reiterated her full support for the development of French partnerships through academic mobility…

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CNRS 80th Anniversary Marked at Embassy of France

The Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain, hosted Professor Antoine Petit, CEO and Chairman of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), National Centre for Scientific Research of France which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The renowned institution has had decades of strong scientific ties with India, which were celebrated during this special event. Dear Professor Vijayraghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as well as top government and diplomatic…

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Ambassador Lenain Hosts International French Teachers Day

On the occasion of the launch of the first edition of the “Journée Internationale des professeurs de français”, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain hosted a reception for 200 teachers of French from different universities, schools and Alliances Françaises in and around Delhi at his residence. Under the initiative of French President Mr Emmanuel Macron as part of his 2018 plan for the promotion of French “A passion for French language and multilingualism”, the International French Teacher’s…

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