France-Atlanta Culture: A Successful Program [fr]

The 10th anniversary of France-Atlanta provided an opportunity to see things big with the organization of nearly 30 cultural events.

With the participation of 2,000 people, the cultural events were a huge public success. More than 200 people also participated in the various workshops proposed by the inivted artists.

The support of the online magazine Burnaway which covers contemporary art news in the southern United States and that of Radio Wrek helped to further develop our audience, reaching 20,000 people. We would like to thank them for their involvement.

The 2019 edition also marks a new milestone for our cultural partnership with Georgia Tech, through the mobilization of numerous university departments: Atlanta Global Studies Center, Drama Tech Theater, Office of the Arts, School of Architecture, School of Literature, Media and Communication, School of Modern Languages, and the School of Music.

The interuniversity partnership between Georgia State University’s World Languages & Cultures Department and Georgia Tech and the involvement of the Center for French and Francophone Studies of Duke University in North Carolina extended this dynamic of partnership even more broadly.

Many French and American partners have helped us build this program at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Arts & Sciences Chair at the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, from the Breman Museum to the Atlanta Film Festival, from the Alliance Française to the network The Fence. We would like to thank them for their support of the realization of these beautiful projects.

The cultural program focused on the presentation of unique artists, the vibrant heart of our action. Their stimulating exchanges and perspectives accompanied us throughout this edition. With them, we imagined new avenues for reflection and reflected on how to develop exchange networks to promote new dynamics of intellectual and artistic cooperation.

During this edition, we had immersive musical experiences together with Labofactory, Diemo Schwarz and Grace Leslie and apprehended the impact of digital technologies on Africa’s urban cultures with Oulimata Gueye. With Gwenola Wagon and Pierre Cassou-Noguès, we explored the new fictions that are developing through the Internet. During their research residency, Duncan Evennou and Clémence Hallé surveyed with the HKW of Berlin regarding the impact of human activities along the Mississippi River. With Bast, winner of the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, students at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture explore another approach to architecture and design. Guy Gabon, with the company Quai des Arts, has unearthed a whole range of reflections on identity issues. We explored different notions of borders with the films of Eleanor Weber and Patricia Allio , and discovered post-war America with Henri Dauman.

This diversity of approaches made it possible to explore the many facets of this rich region of the southeastern United States and to multiply cooperation relations.

We had the pleasure to welcome you during these three months of programming.

We look forward to seeing you at future events.

Concert by Labofactory
Lecture by Oulimata Gueye
Concert by Diemo Schwarz and Grace Leslie
Final Lecture/Workshop by BAST
Round Table Discussion on Non-Aligned Utopias

Last modified on 16/01/2020

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