My Mother's Maiden Name at Root Division
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

My Mother's Maiden Name at Root Division

On June 20, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm, Prévieux will be in discussion with Tamara Suarez Porras, Joty Dhaliwal and Kira Dominguez to exchange on the different artists' artworks and the relationship to the theme of online security, memory and history making. The talk will be moderated by curator Tanya Gayer and will take place at Root Division (San Francisco).

French artist Julien Prévieux will participate in a panel presented at Root Division gallery (San Francisco), as part of the exhibition "What's Your Mother's Maiden Name?", curated by Tanya Gayer (June 5-29). The exhibition analyzes the governance of individual history seen in security questions and implements this question and answer protocol as a precedent to discuss online authorship, culture-construction, and systems of knowledge. The selected artists take a considered approach to the fragility of memory and identity amongst digital data noise to account for information that cannot be quantified through such constructs like security systems.

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"Love of Life Sessions" at 25th Street Recording studio
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

"Love of Life Sessions" at 25th Street Recording studio

Vincent Courtois, Daniel Erdmann and Robin Fincker are coming from Paris to Oakland to record their new album inspired by the works of Jack London. Hosted at 25th Street recording studios (Oakland) by doubleOone and recorded by Gérard de Haro from La Buissonne over the course of 2 days, the cello and saxes trio will deliver their latest creation.

25th Street Recording is a world-class music recording facility niched in the heart of downtown Oakland. It features many specialized construction techniques that make it one of the quietest, best sounding studios in the world.

You will attend a 3 hour recording session in a state of the art studio, and share this unique moment with a band as they record their new album, and work together to reach excellence. You will be in the recording room with the musicians as they rehearse, play and record.

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The Child and the Magic Spells at SF Symphony
Jun
27
to Jun 30

The Child and the Magic Spells at SF Symphony

In the semi-staged event of the season, this enchanting program explores the wonderment of youth. The fantastic world of a young imagination comes to life in a dazzling production of Ravel’s The Child and the Magic Spells. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance by an all-star cast and featuring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard! 

L’Enfant et les sortilèges is a production of Opéra National de Lyon, in partnership with L’Auditori de Barcelona.

The performance will be played June 27 at 8pm, June 29 at 8pm and June 30 at 2pm at the San Francisco Symphony. More details here.

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Jazz musician V. Courtois and actor P. Baux at Oakland Public Library
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

Jazz musician V. Courtois and actor P. Baux at Oakland Public Library

French cellist and jazz composer Vincent Courtois and actor and producer Pierre Baux present readings of Jack London’s Martin Edent, in this hybrid performance, first step before the full adaptation of the novel. Courtois will play his compositions inspired by London's work and Baux will be reading excerpts from London's Martin Eden.


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Burning man: French Artist Marc Ippon de Ronda needs help bringing his work Fragment to the festival!
Aug
25
to Sep 2

Burning man: French Artist Marc Ippon de Ronda needs help bringing his work Fragment to the festival!

Fragments is a monumental temple leading to the sun by French artist Marc Ippon de Ronda. Fragments has been selected by the Black Rock City Honoraria Program as this year's French laureate amongst hundreds of applications!

Fragments is a monumental mirror installation designed by Marc Ippon de Ronda for Burning Man 2019. Fragments needs an important budget. To make it come true, you can support the artist and his team. Learn more about how you can help here.

Fragments' concept Fragments represents a magical tale inspired by the Black Rock desert: "It is said that before the Age of Human Kind, a powerful giant was given a magic mirror by a goddess that allowed him to see into the future. Frightened by what he could foresee he broke the mirror into a thousand fragments which fell from the sky and landed in the desert floor. The sand and winds blew and the pieces began to emerge as mankind too slowly emerged out of obscurity. When thereafter discovered, the mythical site was employed as a magical place for meditation and wisdom. And it is said that the first light of sunrise seen from the top of the highest fragment will bring infinite power and knowledge to those who visit the temple".

Burning Man will take place from August 25 to September 2, 2019.


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Breakfast with Jérémie Royer, illustrator in residence
Jun
4
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast with Jérémie Royer, illustrator in residence

This cultural breakfast event will be hosted at the French Residence by Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General of France. Attendees will enjoy a presentation of Jérémie Royer’s work, followed by a discussion. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. Registration is required.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Jérémie Royer, illustrator in residence, at Bay Area Book Festival
May
5
1:30 PM13:30

Jérémie Royer, illustrator in residence, at Bay Area Book Festival

For its third season opening this Spring, writing residency A Room with a View will be welcoming French illustrator Jérémie Royer.

Jérémie is a 39-year old colorist and cartoonist, who published his first comic book La Traversée in 2010 and is most famous for Audubon, On the Wings of the World a volume made in collaboration with Fabien Grolleau and which was published in the United States in 2017 by Nobrow Press. Set at the beginning of the 19th century, this volume tells the story of John James Audubon, a French-American naturalist adventurer and artist who embarked upon an epic ornithological quest across America. Audubon is renowned for writing Birds of America which contains 435 life-size watercolors of North American birds and was published between 1827 and 1838. This volume was nominated twice at the Eisner Comic Industry Awards in 2018 and at San Diego’s Comic-Con.

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MUTEK.SF Festival second edition!
May
2
to May 5

MUTEK.SF Festival second edition!

MUTEK, an international festival of digital creativity, will be returning to San Francisco for its second edition from May 2, 2019 to May 5, 2019. The festival will include French artists such as Olivier Ratsi and Joan Giner, Freeka Tet, a digital experimental artist who works with various mediums such as prosthetics and coding, in addition to The Hacker’s presentation of Amato Live. Visual artist SMITH will also be part of the lineup!

More information about the festival and tickets can be found here.

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Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Solidarity Concert for Notre-Dame de Paris

Co-presented by the City and County of San Francisco - Government, the French consulate in San Francisco and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, this Solidarity Concert will include performances by the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, AMERICAN BACH SOLOISTS, Johann Vexo, organist from Notre-Dame and others.

San Francisco and Paris are Sister Cities. Grace Cathedral is French Gothic in design and its architecture is influenced by Notre-Dame.

This event is free and open to all.

All together for Notre-Dame de Paris!

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Private Visit of Stephanie Solinas Exhibition, Becoming Oneself
Apr
29
1:30 PM13:30

Private Visit of Stephanie Solinas Exhibition, Becoming Oneself

Private visit of the exhibition, Becoming Oneself, with the curator and the artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito. Following the first two parts of the series based in Iceland and Italy, this third installment explores the West Coast from Sedona to Silicon Valley, drawing parallels between the physical landscape and its abstract philosophical territory of ideas.

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Julius Caesar Directed by Arthur Nauzyciel at Cal Performances
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Julius Caesar Directed by Arthur Nauzyciel at Cal Performances

From April 26 to 28 at Cal Performances, French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his "visually stunning, musically moody, and unceasingly stylish" (The Boston Globe) production of Julius Caesar, first created for Boston's influential American Repertory Theater in a US election year, 10 years ago. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare's great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and provocative staging that refocuses the action so that the tyranny unfolds as the dream of a minor character, Brutus' slave Lucius.

You can get your tickets here.

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Breakfast with Louvre Endowment Fund
Apr
25
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast with Louvre Endowment Fund

Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General of France, and Florence Buatois, President of the French American Cultural Society host a private reception at the French Residence in honor of Philippe Gaboriau, Executive Director of the Louvre Endowment Fund and Ludovic Laugier, Curator in the Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities at the Louvre Museum, who will present The Winged Victory of Samothrace: the secrets of a masterpiece.

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Opening Reception: San Francisco Artists on the Horizon
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

Opening Reception: San Francisco Artists on the Horizon

Private reception for the opening reception of the Spring 2019 exhibition: San Francisco Artists on the Horizon. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General of France is hosting the reception at the French Residence with the curator Micaela van Zwoll and the three artists JP Long, Silvia Poloto and William C. Rolf.

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Night of Ideas
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Night of Ideas

  • San Francisco Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us on February 2, 2019, from 7 pm to 2 am, when the San Francisco Public Library, SFMOMA, and the French Consulate in San Francisco unite to present a seven-hour marathon of debate, performance, readings and music featuring top thinkers from San Francisco and beyond as we envision the city of the future.

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