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With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

A residency center never stops: it is first and foremost a place to live and work before being a place of performance. Despite the context, creation still lives at the Cité internationale des arts. We have decided to virtually knock on the doors of the artists in residence studios here in Paris and of those who have left to show that creation continues to take place.
 
A daily place for artistic creation in all its forms on a daily basis...
 
Aïda Nosrat & Babak Amir Mobasher  

On 20 March 2020, Aïda Nosrat & Babak Amir Mobasher open the doors of their studio to us for the celebrations of Norouz, the New Year of the Persian calendar and the first day of spring.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Biennale di Venezia at the Cité #1  

From March 21st and in the next few days, we invite you to visit our Youtube channel for a look back at the cycle "La Biennale di Venezia a la Cité" of autumn 2019.
The opportunity to (re)listen to the artists in residency and their guests around their participation in La Biennale di Venezia!

Back on the first rendezvous of this series with Riason Naidoo and the Revue Noire team

 

The cinema at the Cité  

On March 22, rendezvous with Bawa Kadadé in residency at the Cité internationale des arts with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animé.

The complete interview >HERE<

Biennale di Venezia at the Cité #2  

A look back at the second rendezvous of the "Biennale di Venezia at the Cité" series with Alban Muja of the Kosovo Pavilion.

 

Ymelda Marie-Louise  

On March 24th, the Martinican-Haitian singer Ymelda Marie-louise invites us for a moment to mix traditional Haitian sacred rhythms with rock and African music influences. And all this is only a foretaste of her multiple projects on which we will come back soon: album, project of writing a musical tale for children, book, concert, documentaries... Ymelda is an artist with multiple facets! 

 

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

Biennale di Venezia à la Cité #3  

A look back at the second rendezvous of the "Biennale di Venezia at the Cité" series with Joël Andrianomearisoa of the Madagascar Pavilion.

 

Lukas Zerbst & Reem Shadid  

Thinking of how to host an open studio during total confinement, Lukas Zerbst proposes a different departure point to share his practice and works in progress during his residency. He will be in conversation with fellow resident Reem Shadid engaging with thoughts around ‘involuntary complicity’ in artistic and exhibition practices on March 26th, from 7 to 8 pm!

To discover >HERE<

Biennale di Venezia à la Cité #4  

On March 27th,  look back at the fourth and last rendezvous of the "Biennale di Venezia at the Cité" series with Laure Prouvost & Martha Kirszenbaum of the French Pavilion.

 

Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi 

For this March 28th, the South African composer and cellist Dr. Thokozani Mhlambi invites you on a musical journey to the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal through his intimate work "Zulu Song Cycle".

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

The cinema at the Cité  
On March 29, meeting with Laila Aoudj in residency at the Cité internationale des arts with the support of the Institut français and the Institut français of Algeria.
 
The complete interview to discover >HERE<
Christin Berg  

In November 2019, Christin Berg began a cycle of collective screenings. She continues this initiative on March 31 for a second live screening with resident Clara Jo and guest artist Clementine Roy.

To discover >HERE<

Geneviève Alaguiry  

Geneviève Alaguiry maps out her encounters, in a veil/unveiling, where the virtual exhibition space evokes the impenetrability of the intimacy of her exchanges.

Discover the Logbook of a wandering artist from April 1st to 30th on our website, just >HERE<

Recipients of the Institut français

Coming from all over the world, the recipients of the Institut français / Cité internationale des arts program share their work in progress and their residency experiences! It's online on April 2nd, and for 24 hours in the stories from the Instagram and Facebook accounts of the Institut français.

Dialogues Afriques #1

Since November 2019, the Cité internationale des arts proposes the #DialoguesAfriques rendezvous around the theme "Performing Politics in Africa and the Diasporas".

On April 3rd, we look back on the first rendezvous with a focus on the artist-performer Eric Androa Mindre Kolo, just >HERE<

The cinéma at the Cité

On April 5, rendezvous with Michelle Keserwany, recipient of the Cité internationale des arts Writings Committees.

 

Newstank Culture Interview

To discover today: the interview of Bénédicte Alliot, General Director of the Cité internationale des arts, on Newstank Culture!

"We invent, we reinvent ourselves. (...) We obviously haven't closed our doors to artists".

 

Shatha Al-Deghady

From April 8, at noon and for 24 hours, Shatha Al-Deghady invites everyone to participate in The act of touch.

On the program, thanks to the collaboration of many artists in residence: an experience in which your choices to view this or that video allow you to create different perspectives of what happened in fifteen workshops at the Cité internationale des arts during one day, on March 31, 2020.

To discover HERE !

The Committtes continue

In spite of the lockdown, the juries of the Cité internationale des arts Committees scheduled for April 2020 are still being held thanks to videoconferencing and the mobilization of jury members!

The results will be transmitted at the beginning of May 2020. Thanks to all the candidates, we remain at your disposal (commissions@citedesartsparis.fr).

Vhan Olsen Dombo

Today, the rapper, poet, slammer, actor-director and performer Vhan Olsen Dombo offers us an unique text written in the exceptional lockdown situation: Quel quantième du jour.

To read and listen now!

 

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

Side to Side #1

Within the framework of the partnership built with CEA / Association française des commissaires d'exposition, (virtual) get-togethers between five artists in residency – recipients of the Cité Committees – and five curators members of C-E-A are proposed each week.

First rendezvous of this program today with Christina Chirouze Montenegro avec Rosa Maria Unda Souki!

 

Thanks to the team!

During the lockdown, the Cité internationale des arts pursues its mission of welcoming and accompanying the artists in residency.

Many thanks to the teams on site who continue to ensure that all the artists present can continue to live and work in their studios during this lockdown period.

L'Hebdo du Quotidien de l'Art interview

The Cité internationale des arts continues to support artists in residence in their projects during the lockdown.

We invite you to discover "Art in times of confinement" with Bénédicte Alliot, General Director of the Cité internationale des arts on Le Quotidien de l'Art!

"You open a box..."

Spectators of the radical modifications of the public spaces of Paris for several weeks, German-speaking artists in residency at the Cité internationale des arts decide to collaborate around the project You open a box.

Performances, exhibitions, installations – individual or collective – come together in a single shared and mobile space: a bouquiniste box.

Discover now the realized projects and stay tuned for more just HERE!

Dialogues Afriques #2

The lookbacks on our #DialoguesAfrica rendezvous continues!
 

Today, we invite you to (re)listen and (re)discover the second session with director Antonia Pereira around the theatre of the oppressed.

 

Dance at Cité

Last January, Andréya Ouamba, Congolese choreographer, presented his show "De quoi sommes-nous faits ?!", of which Cité was co-producer, at the Centre national de la danse - CN D for "CANAL fait déborder le CN D".
Discover his entire show, filmed in 2018 at the Atelier de Paris / CDCN right HERE!


Today, Andréya Ouamba is working on a new project around African female figures who have carried a message of freedom and equality, like the prophetess Kimpa Vita. This time the artist is not on stage but at the setting of this project.

We will unveil some more soon!

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

 
 
Side to Side #2

Within the framework of the partnership built with CEA / Association française des commissaires d'exposition, (virtual) get-togethers between five artists in residency – recipients of the Cité Committees – and five curators members of C-E-A are proposed each week.



For your second rendezvous on this program, listen to Bianca Argimon & Claire Luna!

 

The cinéma at the Cité

On April 19, rendezvous with Suhaib Gasmelbari, in residence at the Cité internationale des arts through the Institut français program. 

 

Jehyna Sahyeir

Today, Haitian composer and singer, Jehyna Sahyeir invites you to discover her musical world from her studio at the Cité internationale des arts! To discover now:

 

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

Line Pillet & Diane de Moor

On April 22nd, from the Montmartre site of the Cité internationale des arts, artists in residence Diane de Moor (composition) and Line Pillet (writing) propose "Comfort": a transformed video and audio experience by the lockdown.

 

 

With the support of the Antoine de Galbert Foundation.

Dialogues Afriques #3

On April 23rd, we invite you to (re)dive into the third session with Elvan Zabunyan around the theme "Obstructed bodies, fugitive bodies, imaginations and political commitment" through the resources shared by the art historian HERE !

Françoise Dô

On April 24th, Françoise Dô offers us an original text, written in the exceptional situation of the lockdown, to be discovered both in pictures and in writing, in French and Creole.

Texts to discover HERE !

 

Side to Side #3

The weekly "Side to Side" program set up with CEA / Association française des commissaires d'exposition continues this week! On Saturday 25th, get-together between Jean-Charles de Quillacq & Arlène Berceliot Courtin.

 

The cinéma at the Cité

On April 26, rendezvous with Palestinian directors Arab & Tarzan Nasser, duo in residence at the Cité internationale des arts with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Their residency is supported and accompanied by Usage du Monde au 21e siècle.

 

The complete interview >HERE<

Transartist Interview

How does an artist's residency pursue its missions of welcoming and accompanying artists during this period? Bénédicte Alliot, General Director of the Cité internationale des arts answers TransArtists's questions.

To discover HERE!

Dance at Cité

The choreographer Uri Shafir proposes "Avigdor in the house" a danced performance to discover live on Zoom on April 29th at 4pm and for 30 minutes!


Accompanied by eight dancers confined to different countries (including resident Nina Berclaz), he explores what it means to "be body".

Dialogues Afriques #9

On April 30th, the Dialogues Afriques rendezvous come to you with a tailor-made session!

The 9th get-together with Jay Pather around transgressive gestures: performative art in contemporary South Africa is now available for you to discover HERE!

Dance at Cité

Three artists under the lockdown, in residency at the Cité internationale des arts, join forces and unveil their project, Hive.
Discover Nina Traub's performance, directed in image by Lukas Zerbst and in music by Koki Nakano! 

 

 

Side to Side #4

Your 4th "Side to Side" rendezvous is available on May 2nd onwards! Discover this new artist/curator exchange between Valentine Umansky and Cheikh Ndiaye.

 

 

Message from Alain Fleischer

On May 5th, let's take the time to listen to the artist Alain Fleischer in this singular spring.

 

Romuald Jandolo

In the night, the house garden is the stage of a strange scene: a costumed character wanders, passes by and comes back, explores the place, plays. In spite of this large wooded space, he seems to be going around in circles.

Who is this character staged by Romuald Jandolo in his project In the land? Find out now!
 

Dance at Cité

At the Cité internationale des arts, dance is on the program every day and in the news to come!

It is in this context that Djodjo Kazadi will be joining the Cité in the fall for a residency that will allow him to continue his projects around memory, memories of the body and tradition! 

Multidisciplinary Congolese artist, Djodjo Kazadi trained alongside Faustin Linyekula and joined the Studios Kabako Kisangani (2001-2007). In 2015, he moved to Mayotte and became artistic director of the Royaume des fleurs - Cie Kazyadance, a space for research, creation and cultural mediation.
On November 2018, he was answering questions from Mayotte la 1ère.

Koki Nakano

The pianist and composer Koki Nakano offers us the performance "Pre-Choreographed", where music and dance work hand in hand. 

 

Discover his hypnotic universe :
 

Side to Side #5

Your 5th "Side to Side" rendezvous is available on May 9th onwards! Discover this new artist/curator exchange between Aurélie Faure and Valérian Goalec.

 

 

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