Villa Albertine Announces 2023 Fall Season with Spotlight on Museums, Literature, Dance & Residencies




Fallen Tree (2011) by YMER&MALTA/Benjamin Graindorge in the Marble Room at Villa albertine HQ. Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan Courtesy of Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine today announced its fall 2023 season: a packed schedule of performances, artists talks, and cultural events aimed at building exchange and collaboration between creative communities in the US, France, and beyond.

*Save the Date for the unveiling of ‘The Little Prince’ on September 20th.

Compagnie XY at the 2017 edition of Night of Ideas at the Brooklyn Public Library. Photo Credit: Elizabeth Leitzell. Courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

Highlights include a major industry symposium on the future of dance in the face of multiplying crises; live discussions with the General Director of Paris-Musées Anne-Sophie de Gasquet, Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak, and Zeina Arida, Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha;  and book launches with some of the most prominent contemporary authors in France, including Mohamed Mbougar Sarr and Marie NDiaye. Throughout the season, 26 international artists participating in Villa Albertine’s ambitious exploratory residency program will pass through New York, and several will feature in public events.

Redesign of 5th floor by French designer Hugo Toro

This fall Villa Albertine will unveil two major additions to its historic Fifth avenue headquarters: a new statue of the Little Prince on the building’s garden wall on September 20th, in celebration of the iconic book’s 80th anniversary, and the redesigned fifth floor Atelier with generous support from the Florence Gould Foundation.

Le Petite prince ~ A model of Le Petite Prince sculpture by Jean-Marc de Pas before casting in Normandy, France, which will be installed in front of Villa Albertine on 5th Avenue in NYC. Photo by Jean-Marc de Pas/ Courtesy Villa Albertine

In the coming months, the cultural institution will also announce the winners of several of its tentpole grants and prizes supporting emerging French artists and paving the way for their work to reach American audiences. These include the Étant donnés Contemporary Art grants and prize, the Albertine Translation Prize, the Beauford Delaney Grant for research in African American art history, the Recanati-Kaplan Prize, and more.

(Performance) Dorothee Munyanezi Mailles (c) Leslie Artamon

“This fall season reflects our commitment to culture in all its forms, with a diverse program of events and announcements that each serve to uplift talented international creatives and spark engagement with the great questions of our time,” said Villa Albertine Director Gaëtan Bruel. “October will also mark two years since the launch of Villa Albertine. We’re proud to support so many new voices in the international exchange of arts and ideas and look forward to welcoming old friends and new in the months to come.”

Villa Albertine was established in 2021 in recognition of the important role the US plays in contemporary cultural production. It is the fourth major institution of its kind, joining Villas in Spain, Japan, and the original 350-year-old Villa Medici in Italy, each working to bring contemporary French culture to a new audience.

Visitors viewing work from Oakland International Media and portraits by French artist Sophie Comtet-Kouyaté as part of In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin, a series of international exhibitions about Oakland, CA and Saint-Denis, Paris, at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal. Photo credit: Yann Member. Courtesy of Pavilion de l’Arsenal

For details on all Events including the Museum Series, Author Talks, Resident Events, Albertine Dance Season, and all Villa Albertine’s Fall 2023 Programming, check their website.

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About Villa Albertine

Villa Albertine is a cultural institution that supports exchanges in arts and ideas between the United States, France, and beyond. With outposts in 10 US cities—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Washington, DC—Villa Albertine presents innovative programming nationwide including 50+ customized residencies for international artists, thinkers, and cultural leaders across disciplines each year; a series of cross-cultural dialogues and events; a magazine and podcast; and grants, resources, and incubator programs for professionals in the cultural sphere.

Villa Albertine is located at 972 Fifth Avenue at 79th Street, NYC.