France-Atlanta 2019 | Cultural Events [fr]
France-Atlanta boasts a rich and diverse cultural program for its 10th edition. Together with our partners in the United States and France, we’ve invited a range of artists, curators and researchers who reflect the vitality of the French art scene – at the crossroads of the arts and research.
More than thirty events are scheduled this edition, providing the opportunity to discover nearly two dozen artists and researchers: Diemo Scharwz, electronic music composer and researcher at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) in Paris; the Labofactory Group, a collective of artists co-founded by Jean-Marc Chomaz, physicist, Ecole Polytechnique professor and research director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research; and Oulimata Gueye, a curator from France and Senegal who is interested in the use of digital technologies, particularly in Africa.
Gwenola Wagon and Pierre Cassou-Noguès will allow us to see the future, while Duncan Evennou and Clémence Hallé will continue their exploration of the concept of the Technosphere – on the banks of the Mississippi River. Loïc Guénin will draw inspiration from the sounds and voices of the City of Atlanta to create the next album of the French electroacoustic group NOORG.
Other artists include Guy Gabon, who will address the issues of gender and the struggle for civil rights; photographer Henri Dauman, a witness to many of the great social changes in the United States; and Eleonore Weber and Patricia Allio whose documentary films plunge us into parallel worlds.
The 2019 edition of France-Atlanta also celebrates the architects of BAST - Bureau Architectures Sans Titre (Toulouse, France), the French laureates of the emerging architecture prize of the European Union’s Contemporary Architecture Prize - Mies van der Rohe Award.
This year, France-Atlanta has strengthened its cultural partnership with Georgia Tech, with the support of several major French institutions including IRCAM, Ecole Polytechnique, and the Arts and Sciences Chair. The involvement of many of Georgia Tech’s academic departments has been instrumental in making this 10th edition of France-Atlanta a reality: the School of Modern Languages, the School of Literature, Media and Communication, the School of Music, and the School of Architecture.
This year, France-Atlanta has also developed new collaborations with the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, The Breman Museum, The Fence and renewed its partnerships with the City of Atlanta, the Alliance Française and the Plaza Theater.
France-Atlanta is not just a showcase but a platform for meetings between artists and researchers, promoting new dynamics of intellectual and artistic cooperation. More interdisciplinary than ever, France-Atlanta 2019 aims to provide multiple points of entry for the public to discover France’s artistic and intellectual scenes. We hope you enjoy this year’s events.