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6 days ago The expression "ramène ta fraise!" means "come here!" and literally translates to "bring over your strawberry!" 🍓
"Fraise" is an old-fashioned slang word for "head" (along with "pomme," "citron," "trombine," and "tronche")
3 weeks ago Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité are the three core virtues of France––and these past few days were all about the last one. Teams from across North America, from Canada to Mexico and New York to LA, gathered to exchange ideas and strategize about how best to bring French culture to people on this side of the Atlantic.
4 weeks ago Happy birthday to Auguste Rodin, the French sculptor who is considered the progenitor of modern sculpture and created The Thinker.
1 month ago Instead of "it's freezing outside!" the French say "ça caille!" which comes from the verb "cailler," meaning "to curdle" (like curdled milk). The idea is that it's so cold that you can't move.
1 month ago Life is the sum of all your choices. ––Albert Camus
Happy birthday to #AlbertCamus, the a French philosopher, author, and journalist best known for his absurdist novel, The Stranger (L'Étranger).
1 month ago Le Créative Lab begins! Eight innovative French startups are participating in the 4th edition of our development and incubation program in NYC and Montreal, co-produced with @businessfrance.
1 month ago Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti, at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, will focus on works by over a dozen contemporary artists from Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, and Haiti as they explore the postcolonial condition.
The exhibition opens November 7th, with an afternoon discussion and artist walk-through on November 8th from 3pm to 6pm.
1 month ago Festival Albertine: Redefining Normality and Disease will invite speakers to explore how the understanding of mental illness can move beyond a dichotomous perception of normality and disease.
1 month ago Festival Albertine: A Different Path to Education will invite panelists to engage in a conversation about education, school as an institution, and how alternative teaching environments could produce a healthier society.
1 month ago While living in France, Vincent van Gogh would often work without pause from seven o'clock in the morning until six in the evening. This ceaseless work allowed him to produce nearly 900 paintings before his death in 1890 at the age of 37, though only one was sold during his lifetime. #ArtistsRituals
Image: Wheatfield with Crows (1890), by Vincent van Gogh.
1 month ago Tonight, Festival Albertine: The Mechanics of Democracy will ask speakers to question whether "free and fair elections" are really the definition of democracy.
🔸 Nov 2 at 7PM
🔸 With #ingridlafleur, #JamesFishkin, #AndreasKalyvas, & #mashagessen
⚡️ RSVP at albertine.eventbrite.com