A JR exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, a reading of Molière at Prospect Park, a discussion with author Edouard Louis at BAM… These are some of the events by Brooklyn Falls for France, an initiative from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to highlight the Franco-American cultural events taking place in Brooklyn until February 1, 2020.
Highlights of this event include the exhibition “JR: Chronicles” (opens October 4 at the Brooklyn Museum), which traces the work of the street artist from his beginnings in Paris to his major murals today, and the exhibition on the designer Pierre Cardin (until January 5, 2020, also at BAM).
On the theatre side, “The End of Eddy” (En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule), the play inspired by Edouard Louis’ childhood, will be performed from November 14 to 21 at BAM and a discussion with the author will take place on November 11. And “Why ?,” a reflection on theatre by Peter Brook and his partner Marie-Hélène Estienne, will be at the Theatre for a New Audience until October 6 as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line festival.
In total, artistic and cultural events in about twenty locations are highlighted during Brooklyn Falls for France. Venues where you can discover (or rediscover) French culture include The Chimney, which will host a solo exhibition by artist Gilles Barbier around umbrellas, the ISSUE Project Room, hosting a concert by multi-instrumentalist Rhys Chatham on October 4 and 5, and the Invisible Dog gallery, which will feature a dance and music show created from cultures from around the world on October 29.