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  • MK2 grand palais

    FIAC presents a cycle of feature-length artists’ films and a conference programme in the mk2 Grand Palais Cinema, in the Musée du Louvre Auditorium and in the Petit Palais Auditoriul from Wednesday 16th to Sunday 20th October.

    Free access subject to availability unless stated otherwise in the agenda
    Grand Palais, entrée VIP, Rotonde Alexandre III, 75008


    In collaboration with
    mk2-Grand-Palais


  • FROM WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER TO SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER

  • Continuously every day from 2pm


    • Cécile B Evans
    • mk2 GRAND PALAIS

    A Screen Test for an Adaptation of Giselle

    A Screen Test for an Adaptation of Giselle is a screen test for an adaptation of the ballet Giselle as an ecofeminist thriller. The original version - created in the industrial revolution - tells the story of a fragile woman betrayed to death, rising in an after life propagated by a group of so called scorned women. This adaptation is reimagined in a near-future where Giselle and her friends have moved on from a failed metropolis to her mother’s rural village to “reset society”. An invasion of their successful community sets off a contamination of their new ecosystem with old power dynamics. Giselle’s death emerges as an investigation into mutability and multiplicity as a strategy for escape.

    With visuals that weave high and low resolution digital, 16mm, and VHS footage with animation, deep AI, and image upscaling, the screen test serves as a sketch for a hybridized world where multiple realities simultaneously push to the surface. At the center is the tension between the violence of essentialism and the recalcitrance of solidarity, emotions, identity, data, and nature.




















  • FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH

  • 7:30pm

    • Cy Twombly
    • Directed by Andrea Bettinetti
    • Produced by Good Day Films & Sky Arte
    • Musée du Louvre, Auditorium, 75001

    Cy Dear

    CY DEAR pays homage to Cy Twombly’s carreer, an American artist from Lexington, Virginia, who emerged as a prominent fi gure in the mid-1950’s as a contemporary of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. Cy Twombly is perhaps best known for his gestural vocabulary in paintings and drawings, in which each line and color is infused with energy, spirituality, and meaning. Digressing from the prior generation of American postwar abstraction, he drew upon the ancient, classical, and modern poetic traditions. The inspiration and innovation also extended to his work in sculpture, photography, and print.




















  • SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER

  • noon


    • Heather Lenz
    • mk2 GRAND PALAIS
    • Etats-Unis - 78 min
    • Production Eurozoom

    KUSAMA : INFINITY

    KUSAMA : INFINITY is an ode to the path full of pitfalls of one who has become the most recognized female artist in the world. Fleeing her conservative education in a small Japanese village, traumatized by a dysfunctional family and the horrors of the Second World War, Yayoi joined the United States in 1957. Foreign, unknown and unattached, she invested her body and soul in the expression of a creativity restrained for a long time by her family. She overcomes one by one the prejudices: racism, sexism, stigmatization of mental illnesses and, soon, the difficulties related to her age. This extraordinary combination of determination and creativity makes it a rival of the greatest in the 60’s, even shading the very bankable Andy Warhol!




















  • SUNDAY 20TH OCTOBER

  • 4:30pm

    • A film essay by Marion Scemama
    • co-directed with François Pain
    • In collaboration with New Galerie, Paris
    • AUDITORIUM PETIT PALAIS

    Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds, A Chapter in David Wojnarowicz’s Life, 1989-1991

    David Wojnarowicz was one of the leading figures of the New York downtown artistic scene of the 80s. He died of AIDS in 1992 in New York. By confronting death and the AIDS crisis with the difficult political context, he quickly emerged as one of the main protest and radical voices in the Reagan-Bush years. Through the voice of the artist, this unique document reveals the intimate connection between a man viewing his own death in a society that refuses to confront the AIDS epidemic, and his artistic practice. It includes previously unseen images from the director’s personal archives as well as those of David Wojnarowicz..
    The main thread is a 4 hour interview conducted by Sylvere Lotringer in May 1989. David Wojnarowicz speaks about confronting his own death, AIDS, desire, sexuality, his work, the use of rage in his militant action, and the numerous contradictions he faces. Marion Scemama is a French photographer and filmmaker based in Paris. She met David Wojnarowicz in New York in 1983. From this encounter was born a special friendship, that would last nine years.



















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