The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York will host a group photo exhibition featuring works by film directors, cinematographers, photographers, and actors such as Raymond Depardon, Agnès Godard, and Ed Lachman from March 10 to April 10, 2015, transporting the Parisian concept of the Galerie Cinema – an art gallery devoted to cinema – to a new American audience.
Far From Heaven, Ed Lachman © Galerie Cinema
The French Embassy’s Stanford White-designed mansion will showcase the work of directors Cédric Klapisch, Atiq Rahimi, cinematographers Ed Lachman and Agnès Godard, actors James Franco and Vincent Perez, photographers Kate Barry and Harry Gruyaert, and director-photographer Raymond Depardon.
Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Perez © Galerie Cinema
San Clemente, Raymond Depardon © Galerie Cinema
Italy, Turin, Harry Gruyaert © Galerie Cinema
The exhibit is free and open to the public. This exhibition is part of the special events program to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film that will sweep across screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the IFC Center, and BAMcinématek from March 6 to 15.
Sofia Coppola, Kate Barry © Galerie Cinema
Said Deputy Cultural Counselor Thomas Michelon, “The Galerie Cinema combines two essential mediums for French culture – film and photography – and gives New Yorkers an inside look into the modes of creativity that make France’s heart beat. Rare work of artists like Ed Lachman and Cédric Klapisch make this diverse gallery a must-see.” Parisian producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint opened the first Galerie Cinema in Paris’ Marais district in September 2013.
Said Anne-Dominique Toussaint, “Displaying the work of multi-talented artists in the magnificent French Embassy mansion is, for me, not only a great honor but also a natural way of expanding my gallery in Paris. Cinema and art create universal and permanent bridges, and Paris and New York interact as two beacons of contemporary creativity.”
The Galerie Cinema exhibit is free and open to the public.
Location: Cultural Services of the French Embassy
Address: 972 Fifth Avenue, at 79th Street
March 10 to Friday April 10, 2015
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11 AM – 7 PM Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM
About the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develops the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education. www.frenchculture.org
About the Galerie Cinema
Anne-Dominique Toussaint’s Galerie Cinema is dedicated to artists inspired by cinema. Photographers, visual artists, and directors offer audiences a singular and modern perspective on how cinematic arts influence the field of contemporary international artistic creation.