French Language Week End - march 22-23 2014


Image credit:
Jean Lurçat Le Venetien c1940s
tapestry,
Image courtesy of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

Head to the Auckland Art Gallery to celebrate the International Day of the Francophonie with the following events:

SATURDAY 22 MARCH

12pm: SHORT ANIMATION FILMS: Children selection

Enjoy a selection of some of the best animation short films from France courtesy of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films). The films will be subtitled. The running time is approximately 30 minutes.

Auditorium – free – French with English subtitles -– no bookings required

1pm to 3pm: FAMILY DROP IN

Modernist Lunchboxes- a delicious assortment of art.

Inspired by the everyday things in Self portrait: still life c1935 by ex pat New Zealand artist, Frances Hodgkins that features in our Seeking Modernity exhibition, we are going to think of all the yummy food we have in our school lunch boxes and experiment with lots of different techniques to make art - from Impressionism to Cubism.

North atrium – free – no bookings required

2pm: TALK

Blandine Massiet du Biest – Cartographie de la France et du Paris de l’Art Moderne” / A cartography of France and of Paris during the Modern Art years”.

Join Blandine Massiet du Biest for a tour the exhibition Seeking Modernity as she discusses the different places throughout France where the works were created by the artists at the beginning of the 20th century.

The tour will give you a lively portrait of both Paris and France during these years, showing how a place can become a creative hub attracting artists from all over the world. This talk will be given in French

Friedlander Galleries – level 1 – free -– no bookings required

3pm: TALK

Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut – French writer in residence at the Randell Cottage

Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut was born in Viet Nam and grew up in America and France. She is the author of a collection of short stories Le Palais du Mandarin (The Palace of the Mandarin) 2009 , La Femme Dans Le Miroir (The Woman in the Mirror) an is currently the French writer in residence at the Randell Cottage, Wellington. This talk will be given in English and French

Friedlander Galleries – level 1 – free -– no bookings required

SUNDAY 23 MARCH

11am & 12 noon: GALLERY TOUR

Patricia Jean-Louis

Join Voluntary Guide, Patricia Jean- Louis for a tour, in French, of the Gallery’s collection. Meet at the red couches in the entry foyer.

The tour is free and bookings required. Phone 09 307 4540 to book. Each tour is limited to a maximum of 18 people. Allow 45mins for each tour.

1pm: TALK

Blandine Massiet du Biest – Cartographie de la France et du Paris de l’Art Moderne” / A cartography of France and of Paris during the Modern Art years

Join Blandine Massiet du Biest for a tour the exhibition Seeking Modernity as she discusses the different places throughout France where the works were created by the artists at the beginning of the 20th century.

The tour will give you a lively portrait of both Paris and France during these years, showing how a place can become a creative hub attracting artists from all over the world. This talk will be given in French.

Friedlander Galleries – level 1 – free -– no bookings required

2pm: SHORT FILMS

Enjoy a compilation of award winning short films from a variety of French filmmakers courtesy of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (the world's leading film festival dedicated to short films).

The programme includes:

L’accordeur - Adrien is a young piano prodigy. He now works as a piano tuner. He pretends to be blind in order to infiltrate his client’s intimacy. Since he sees things he should not, Adrien ends up witnessing a murder.
2010 Oliver Treiner 13 mins M

Avant que de tout perdre - Julien is 10 years old. He pretends t go to school but then hides out under a bridge, his backpack filled with clothes. A few kilometres away, 15 year old Joséphine does the same and waits for a bus. 2012 Xavier Legrand 30 mins M

La France qui se lève tôt - “Like a dog, you’ll work hard. Pay your taxes for our future. Contribute to our retirement. But a green card for a black-skinned man?”
2011 Hugo Chesnard 22 mins M

Paris Shanghai - At the start of his 20,000 kilometre bike ride Manu crosses paths with Victor, a teenager behind the wheel of a stolen car. Manu likes travelling wide open spaces and meeting new people. Victor doesn’t.
2010 Thomas Cailley 25 mins M Total duration 89 mins

Auditorium – free – French with English subtitles - no bookings required