American Center France
Français  |  English

The hub for france-american exchange

<< Murals - Les colonnes de maternité All events Our States >>

Friday, May 27th, 2011 - Come celebrate Fête de la Cité 2011 at the Fondation des Etats-Unis!
Author : Fondation des Etats-Unis

The artist Laura Kraftowitz will unveil her project "Chez nous, Chêne pointu"

Special « Fête de la Cité universitaire »: Soirée « 3 C’s : Culture, Coffee, Cupcakes »
 >> FEATURING: Laura Kraftowitz, artist; Samuel Machado, flute; Misaki Baba, piano; Lucia Stravos, harp; Koji Yoda, violin; Ayako Amoto, viola; Shen Bin, cello

>> INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS: PONT – Portes Ouvertes aux Nouveaux Talents, Biblion Project and the FIE (Fonds d’Initiatives d’Etudiants)

ART OPENING and COCKTAIL (6 - 8pm): « Chez nous, Chêne pointu », outdoor installation by artist Laura Kraftowitz, accompanied by a Cupcakes n’ Coffee bake sale, profits of which benefitting the Biblion Project’s Books for Haiti project.

CONCERT (8 - 9 :30pm): « Esprit romantique » : Philippe Gaubert, Fantaisie ; Claude Debussy, Sonata for flute, viola, and harp; Ch.M. Widor, Suite for flute and piano ; Philippe Hurel, Eolia ; Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine ; Hector Villa Lobos, Quintet in the Form of a Choros

Samuel Machado has held positions as principal flute with the Sergipe Professional Orchestra and the Lyric Orchestra and as piccolo soloist with the Symphonic Orchestra of the University of São Paulo. Upon graduating from the University of São Paulo and the São Paulo Munisicpal Music School, he persued his studies in Paris at the Ecole Normale de Musique for flute and at the Conservatoire Rayonnement d'Evry for orchestral conducting. He is currently a member of the Orchestre de Flûtes Français and Assistant Conductor at the Chœur Interuniversitaire de Paris.

Laura Kraftowitz is an American photographer and a Masters student in political science at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. She is author of the forthcoming book, The End of Abu Jameel Street. Her exhibit features a series of abstract architectural photographs of the Parisian suburbs, exploited and marginalized to the point of exploding into riots in 2005, only to be quickly forgotten once they disappeared from the front page. Hung on the exterior walls of the Cité’s houses, the photographs juxtapose images of a precarious immigrant city’s buildings against the buildings of this other international cité, a place of privilege and security. Each image interrupts daily life and the accepted narrative to call into question notions of proximity/distance, societal marginality, apathy in the face of suffering, and the question of representation.

A registered association since December 2010, Biblion Project is a platform dedicated to promoting student organized projects in the areas of education, learning, and knowledge. Our association offers students both the structure and tools necessary to starting a social project in France. For the year 2010-2011, the two projects currently supported by the organization are the Books for Haïti Project and the Cultural Diversity Awareness Project.

Free entry

Fondation des Etats-Unis: Tel. +33 1 53 80 68 87, [email protected], . RER B, « Cité universitaire »; Bus 21, 67 « Porte de Gentilly »; Tram 3, « Cité universitaire »

Some of the events listed above are posted as courtesy and may require a participation fee. They are listed for information purposes and should not be construed as an endorsement.
Bookmark and Share


Alternative content

Get Adobe Flash player

Coming soon ...
Steering Committee

1066 Items
Events Calendar
Culture & Society
The Terra Foundation Library of American Art
Terra Foundation for American Art Europe - The library houses a collection of American art unique in Europe. >>>
Call for entries (Festival du Film Merveilleux 2011) - American short movies
Association Talulah - The Festival du Film Merveilleux will take place on June 30 and July 1 and 2, 2011, at the Theatre douze, Paris, France (2nd Edition ) >>>
Exhibition: Stanley Kubrick from Wednesday, March 23rd to Sunday, July 31st, 2011
La Cinémathèque française - La Cinémathèque française - 51, rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris >>>
All events
Advanced Search