Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh at ‘Smart Cities, Art Cities’

The Counsellor for Science, Education and Culture of the Embassy of France in India, and Country Director, The French Institute in India, Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, was among the eminent speakers at the Smart Cities, Art Cities symposium in Bengaluru, on 31 August, 2019. “There is still a long road ahead. But with the right governmental support, the involvement of the private sector and the driving force of the civil society, nothing is unreachable,” Dr.…

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Tamil Adaptation of Romeo & Juliet wins Special Prize at Théâtre de l’Union

The Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges, France gathered a jury of spectators from all over the country at its annual presentation held on June 27 – an event that celebrated and awarded the best theater productions of the season. Franco-Indian director Kouramane Valavane’s Tamil adaptation of Romeo & Juliet – ‘Chandala, L’Impur’, was the recipient of the Jury’s Special Prize.

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Open Call for Residency Programme – Chennai Photo Biennale

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Re-imagining the family portrait A residency program Important Dates Call for proposals open Aug 1, 2019 Application Deadline Aug 31, 2019 by 11:59 PM IST Announcement of selected participants Sep 15, 2019 Overview The making of a family photo until the mid-20th century was an extraordinary once in a lifetime event. It was often created in a studio, subjects were lent clothes and accessories and the photograph was sometimes hand-painted to colour…

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Malraux Seminar

The Malraux seminar on culture and its practice in urban spaces, is an Indo-French professional symposium on public policies and cultural practices, organised in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture. The seminar will be the occasion to strengthen the Indo-French cultural cooperation and to promote the exchange of good practices and technical expertise. It will consist of thematic roundtables and case studies revolving around the three following themes: – Why encourage artistic interventions in…

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Professional Mobility and Residencies

Encouraging the mobility of professionals between France and India allows to develop exchanges that will transform into lasting collaborations between the two countries. The French Institute in India actively works along these lines through different mediums, such as: accompanying public and private actors in their better understanding of the mutual artistic contexts and proposing training programmes adapted to the needs and demands of artists and professionals Every creator has a space he belongs to, away…

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Artistic Dialogues

French art and theatre experts gave talks and conferences, engaging in artistic dialogues in India, throughout the month of February.   What is an artist residency good for? Talk by Jean-Baptiste Joly, Director of l’Akademie Schloss Solitude (Institution offering artistic residencies in Frankfurt).  Saturday 2 February 2019 6:30 pm Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan New Delhi https://www.facebook.com/events/237876327140672/   Collecting Digital Art – Round Table Conference Participation of Jean-Baptiste Joly  Sunday 3 February 2019 3:00-3:45 pm Conferences and Talks – India Art…

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Art Scribes Award 2019-2020

The Prameya Art Foundation, in collaboration with French Institute in India, Shrine Empire Gallery and TAKE on art Magazine, is inviting applications for the Art Scribes Award 2019-2020. The award aims at discovering emerging/mid-career art writers of Indian origin with sustained practices who have demonstrated noteworthy potential in their field. The 2019-20 winner will be awarded a month-long curatorial residency at the La Napoule Art Foundation – Château de La Napoule which will culminate with an exhibition by the winning writer in…

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Dominique Sigaud at The Media Rumble 2019

2nd August to 3rd August 2019 Media Rumble 2019 at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi The Media Rumble is a specially-curated two-day news forum that features panel discussions, film screenings, talks, interviews, workshops and exclusive masterclasses. This year’s edition saw award winning journalist, essayist and writer Dominique Sigaud  participate in a panel discussion on ‘Agents Provocateurs: Media’s Role in Instigating Social Conflict.’ ‘Is primetime hysteria on TV news justifying violent acts by vigilantes or even…

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Romain Rolland Book Prize 2019

The French Institute in India was honoured to invite the two laureates of the second edition of Romain Rolland Book Prize 2019, at “Livre Paris” France’s largest book event bringing together booksellers, librarians, publishers, translators and an informed audience. India will be the guest of honour at the Livre Paris 2020. The laureates are R. Sundaram, the Managing Director of Kalachuvadu Publication Pvt Ltd along with the translator of the book R. Kichenamourty who were…

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