Reflecting Residencies Conference

The Institut Français is partnering with Arts en résidence – a network and platform for artist residency providers in France, for the first edition of the Reflecting Residencies Conference which will be held on 22nd & 23rd October at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. The event brings together more than 40 professionals, artists, representatives of structures, and international networks for two days of round tables workshops and artistic creations. The objective of this conference…

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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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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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