Sunday, October 30, 2016

French-American Digital Lab 2016 Startups Selected September 16, 2016 | By French Culture

French-American Digital Lab 2016 Startups Selected

September 16, 2016 | By French Culture

Six French startup teams—pioneering technologies as diverse as high-performance fabrics; personalized sound for concerts and shared musical experiences; and tools to create and publish interactive videos for virtual reality masks—have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab. The creative and economic development program for startups and content creators of the cultural sector is kicking off its second year on October 17 after a successful inaugural 2015 edition. 
Developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France, in collaboration with their longtime partner, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, the program offers startups the opportunity to discover the American ecosystem through an intensive 10-day program of meetings, seminars and creative sessions. Crafted with the goal of providing startups with the tools to adapt their products to the U.S. market, the program also provides individualized mentorship with experts from the cultural and digital sector and networking opportunities. 
The selected starups were chosen based on their disruptive potential and ability to adapt to an international landscape:
 · Augmented Acoustics has developed a unique technical solution that enables live concert viewers to have an unprecedented, immersive sound experience, customizable and flexible according to their tastes and listening profile.
· INDUO® develops high performance fabrics for fashion. 
· Wakatoon creates coloring book pages which, with a single photo, can be turned into personalized cartoons. 
· Wellcut allows brands, the media, and fans to share their favorite video moments instantly.
· Wonda VR enables users to create and publish interactive videos for virtual reality masks. 
· 44screens creates singular interactive visiting experiences combining augmented reality, virtual reality, and games for cultural and historic sites.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasized the importance of the digital cultural industries in today’s economic climate: “Cultural and creative industries are now responsible for 2.7 billion euros of France’s exports, with the digital economy being of primary interest. The digital cultural industries are therefore a powerful driving force. This year, the French-American Digital Lab is focusing on virtual reality, design, and fashion, all of which hold great stakes for the industrial sector and around which it would be vital to build ties between France and the U.S. This ambitious program thus helps to shine light on French expertise in digital innovation in the cultural sphere and highlight of our businesses’ potential on an international scale.”
The 2016 edition of the French-American Digital Lab has been produced in partnership with the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), a Pratt Institute initiative, and within the framework of the Paris-New York Tandem 2016, a program of the City of Paris and the Institut français. The French-American Digital Lab is also supported by Orange, 18Havas.ios and the DESIGN studio by Dassault Systemes

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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Are you IN New York on Tuesday, October 18, 2016...???

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
1 East 78th Street
Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow. Latecomers are not guaranteed a seat. 
The exhibition CARMEN HERRERA: LINES OF SIGHT is on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art until January 2, 2017. To celebrate this remarkable survey of thirty years of this Cuban-born New York based artist's work we invite you to join art historians Alejandro Anreus(William Paterson University) andPepe Karmel (New York University) as well as the distinguished abstract painter and long-time friend of Carmen Herrera, Tony Bechara to discuss her art and larger issues related to geometric abstraction in the twentieth century and into today.Professor Edward Sullivan will moderate and discuss Herrera's art in a Latin American context.

This panel is part of the Latin American Forum directed by Professor Sullivan and supported through the generosity of the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA).

A reception will follow the panel discussion.

Image Credit: 
Carmen Herrera (b. 1915).  Blanco y Verde, 1959.
Acrylic on canvas, 68 1/8 × 60 1/2in. (173 × 153.7 cm).
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee  2014.63

© Carmen Herrera; courtesy Lisson Gallery, London

Photograph by Ron Amstutz

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

RDV TOMORROW@ the neuberger museum of art

RDV TOMORROW@ the neuberger
Neuberger Museum of Art
Wednesday, October 5, 12:30-1:30 pm,
Destination: Latin America Gallery Talk with Curator Patrice Giasson 
Examine key works from this fabulous exhibition. Trace the impact of the Mexican Revolution on contemporary Latin American artists and their responses to history, globalization, migration, and social criticism.
General admission: $10
Free to Purchase College students, staff, and faculty, and Neuberger Museum of Art Members.
Nicolás De Jesús, En el Tren (In the Subway), 1990; Etching and aquatint on amate paper; 15 x 10 3/4 inches; Collection Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art; Purchase College, State University of New York; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art. EL.01.2014.02

Monday, October 3, 2016

next year..not to be missed !....

Nouveau grand rendez-vous annuel centré sur la figure de l’éditeur, le MAD offre pendant 3 jours un panorama des pratiques éditoriales contemporaines, de l'édition fanzine aux œuvres rares : prints, multiples, livres, films et disques d'artistes... Sous la direction artistique de Sylvie Boulanger, directrice du cneai = et de Michael Woolworth, accueilli à la maison rouge, MAD propose trois jours de conférences et performances ainsi que la première édition du prix Adagp Révélation Jeunes Talents Livre d’, MAD expose la figure de l’éditeur, l’acteur le plus indépendant mais aussi le plus polyvalent du monde de l’art, sur l’ensemble des espaces de la maison rouge, lieu emblématique de la création contemporaine : 96 éditeurs internationaux sélectionnés pour la qualité de leurs propositions dans une scénographie en polystyrène, signée Roch Deniau et réalisée avec le soutien de La Réserve des arts.Ces trois jours sont accompagnées du programme MAD TALKS : performances, rencontres et débats sur la pratique éditoriale dans l’art contemporain par des artistes, responsables de collections publiques, imprimeurs, collectionneurs, éditeurs, graphistes, chercheurs et libraires venus du monde entier.Retrouvez la liste des éditeurs et toute la programmation de MAD