Events

Jan
26
Thu
La Nuit des Idées
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm

flyer

Click here to see more about the Nuit des Idées and to register !

Jan
27
Fri
French Short Films Night
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

ABOUT THIS EVENT: EVENT FLYER

 

FRENCH SHORT FILMS NIGHT


Friday, January 27 at 7:30pm

Featuring French award-winning short films

Alliance Française of Los Angeles, in partnership with Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, is happy to present an evening of French short films. Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the screening consists of two 60-minutes program of short films selected from 2015-2016’s international festivals and competitions. Come to discover the most creative and innovative French film-makers.

All the films will be in French with English subtitles.

The format will consist of hour of films following by a 15 to 20 min break accompanied with wines and cheese, and another hour of films (5 to 6 shorts films total).

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students (including refreshments).

–  15% Discount with the code AFDiscountTRK –

Purchase your tickets for an entertaining night!

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz  — 10361 W. Pico Boulevard – Los Angeles CA 90064

facebookyoutube_logolinkedin

Feb
6
Mon
French Art Week
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
Artist Reception
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 – EVENT FLYER

ARTIST RECEPTION
17K2K – shanshui / uncertain memories

Laurent Martinez – Jean Pierre Choulet

Project : 17K2K – Shanshui / uncertain memories is the continuation of a project on human civilizations initiated in 2013. It is based on a dialogue between contemporary paintings & writing – a specific approach towards past or imaginary civilizations which shaped our current world, and as well our own history.

Shanshui serie (literally “mountain – water” in chinese) is inspired from traditional chinese painting This project proposed a contemporary reading of this art, mixing art & literature. The painting offers abstract landscape, inviting for an outside and inside journey.

Laurent Martinez lives in south France. He explores contemporary art since 25 years, and had exhibitions in Paris, Munich, Panama, & Toulouse.

Jean Pierre Choulet lives in UK. He has been exploring literature in the various place he lived : Côte d’Ivoire, Archipel des Kerguelen, Archipel de Crozet, Ile Saint Paul, Ile de la nouvelle Amsterdam, Paris, Grenoble, Etricourt Manancourt (Somme), United Kingdom.

Technics  :   Oil on canvas (L. Martinez)

Texts (JP Choulet)

————————————————————————————–

Biographie de Laurent Martinez

Vit et travaille à Toulouse depuis 2010

Auparavant : Paris, Munich, Panama, Barcelone, Grenoble.

Début de la peinture en 1986 suite à une rencontre avec ” l’empire des lumières ” de Magritte à Venise
Pratique de la peinture, du collage de la photographie depuis 25 ans.

1990-1992 : Ecole des Beaux arts de Toulouse (auditeur libre)

1990-1991 : DEUG Histoire de l’art (Université Toulouse Mirail) : Art grec,
Renaissance Italienne, XIXème siècle dans la peinture européenne

1991-1993 : Atelier d’art contemporain Arlette Mallié

1990-1998 : Diverses conférences, rencontres avec des critiques, atelier-stage avec des artistes contemporains (J. Schilling…)

—————————————————————————————-

FREE FOR MEMBERS // $10 FOR NON MEMBERS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Feb
7
Tue
AILS – Round Table Discussion
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVENT FLYER

AILS ROUND TABLE

The Alliance Française de Los Angeles presents: Art & Ethics – a round table discussion, moderated by Jean-Claude Carron, ALS Scientific Director.

With the generous support of The American Institute for Levinassian Studies and Louis Stern Fine Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Los Angeles brings together practitioners, writers, academics, and curators working in Los Angeles in the field of art for a round table discussion.

The participants include: Zhenya Gershman, artist and art historian; Louis Stern of the Louis Stern Fine Art Gallery; Fred Goldstein, Senior Vice President General Council and Secretary at LACMA; Christian Grusq, AILS President; and moderating will be Jean-Claude Carron, Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies. See their biographies

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH 2017

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

LOUIS STERN FINE ARTS

9002 MELROSE AVENUE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90069

The discussion will take place Tuesday, February 7th from 7 pm – 8:30 pm at the Louis Stern Fine Art Gallery, 9002 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069. Following the round table will be a wine and cheese reception.

REGISTER

Feb
9
Thu
Round Table – Los Angeles: Eldorado of Contemporary Art?
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

EVENT FLYER

ROUND TABLE – moderated by Christophe Rioux

 

For a few years, LA has been establishing itself as one of the capitals of contemporary art. Facing New York, its long-time rival, it now displays an extremely positive dynamism, with its art schools, its museums, its galleries, its collectors and its international artists, sometimes even reunited in some brand new emerging districts. During a French speaking roundtable moderated by the author, academic and journalist Christophe Rioux, also founder of Industries Créatives Conseil (ICC).Some of the panel members include Josephine Wister Faure, Guillaume Zuili and Isabelle Le Normand

DATE: Thursday, February 9th

TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

VENUE: The Loft at Liz’s Art Gallery

453 S. La Brea Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Discussion followed by a reception

%10 for Members – $15 for non-members

Click here to become a member – Click here to register

Feb
10
Fri
Cine Club February 2017
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVENT FLYER

CINE CLUB

VAN GOGH – Directed by Maurice Pialat

To close our French Art Week, a film which presents us a Van Gogh, one of the most important reference in impressionism style, at the top of its art, at the intense artistic activity.

Van Gogh is a 1991 French film written and directed by Maurice Pialat. It stars Jacques Dutronc in the role of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, a role for which he won the 1992 César Award for Best Actor. Set in 1890, the film follows the last 67 days of Van Gogh’s life and explores his relationships with his brother Theo, his physician Paul Gachet (most famous as the subject of Van Gogh’s painting Portrait of Dr. Gachet), and the women in his life, including Gachet’s daughter, Marguerite.

The film was entered into the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 64th Academy Awards.

Free for Members – $10 for non-members

Register here !

Feb
28
Tue
Book Club @ Alliance Francaise
Feb 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Le Testament francais

  Ce roman a l’originalité de nous offrir de la France une vision mythique et lointaine, à travers les nombreux récits que Charlotte Lemonnier, « égarée dans l immensité neigeuse de la Russie », raconte à son petit-fils et confident.
«Je me souvenais qu’un jour, dans une plaisanterie sans gaîté, Charlotte m’avait dit qu’après tous ses voyages à travers l’immense Russie, venir à pied jusqu’en France n’aurait pour elle rien d’impossible […]. Au début, pendant de longs mois de misère et d’errances, mon rêve fou ressemblerait de près à cette bravade. J’imaginerais une femme vêtue de noir qui, aux toutes premières heures d’une matinée d’hiver sombre, entrerait dans une petite ville frontalière. […]. Elle pousserait la porte d’un café au coin d’une étroite place endormie, s’installerait près de la fenêtre, à côté d’un calorifère. La patronne lui apporterait une tasse de thé. Et en regardant, derrière la vitre, la face tranquille des maisons à colombages, la femme murmurerait tout bas : “C’est la France… Je suis retournée en France. Après… après toute une vie.”»

Ce roman, superbement composé, a l’originalité de nous offrir de la France une vision mythique et lointaine, à travers les nombreux récits que Charlotte Lemonnier, «égarée dans l’immensité neigeuse de la Russie», raconte à son petit-fils et confident. Cette France, qu’explore à son tour le narrateur, apparaît comme un regard neuf et pénétrant sur le monde.

“Ce livre m’a émue, éblouie…”

“Encore une belle surprise pour moi cette année…”

“Magnifique livre où se révèle l’amour du narrateur pour la langue française, lui le jeune Russe, introduit par sa grand-mère à la langue de Moliere…”
Ce roman a reçu le prix Goncourt 1995 et ex-aequo le prix Médicis 1995

AF Final Tuesday- Open House
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Takes place on Tuesday, February 28th from 6 to 8 pm
Make a date with Alliance Française on Final Tuesdays this winter! Enjoy wine and conversation en français, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm and take a trial Class, Introduction to French Class or Intermediate/Advanced level Conversation from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Bring friends and meet fellow Francophiles!

SPECIAL OFFER: Register for a class at the Open House and receive a 10% discount!

 

 

 

Mar
27
Mon
Conference Danièle Archambault
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

ABOUT THIS EVENT :

CONFERENCE – Monday, March 27th

Myths and Truths about the French Language in Quebec, with Daniele Archambault

website picture

Conference with Daniele Archambault, Québécoise linguistic expert, in partnership with Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles. You will discover the myths and truths about the French language spoken in Quebec and the humorous comic book ‘Quebec – California’, by Daniele Archambault.

Programme :
6 :30pm : Presentation
7 :30pm : Q&A
8 :00pm : Reception

Presented in french. Q&A in French or English

Free for AF members and $10 for non members

Biography : Danièle Archambault, Ph.D is a linguist and comic book writer who grew up in Montreal, Quebec where she was a tenured professor in the linguistics department at the University of Montreal.

REGISTER HERE

twitterfacebookyoutube_logolinkedin