French Embassy in Seoul holds abundant cultural events

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The 6th Joint Night: A Journey of Two Film Makers
The French Embassy in Seoul held the 6th Joint Night: A Journey of Two Film Makers at the official residence of H.E Ambassador Fabien PENONE on Wednesday 8pm December 2018. The Atelier des Cahiers CEO Benjamin Joinau hosted the event with Korean film director Jero Yun, who made the Busan International Film Festival opening film ‘Beautiful Days’, and French film director Sebastien Simon alongside. They talked and exchanged opinions on favorite themes, documentary films, film distribution industry, roles of film festivals and the status of short films in Korea and France.


The Lovers on the Bridge
Pont-Neuf, the ninth bridge of the River Seine in Paris. Michele, the woman artist wandering around the streets on losing her love. Alex, the man who first meets Michele on that disclosed bridge makes her everything for him. Alex and Michele fall in love like there never is tomorrow. They promise to meet again on the bridge after 3 years. 1991/125 mins/ drama, romance. Director: Leos Carax. Stars: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant. 


Picasso & Cusism
To mark the 110th anniversary of the cubism, the exhibition <Picasso & Cubism> is held at Hangaram Arts Center Museum, Seoul Arts Center, from 28 December 2018 to 31 March 2019. 90 in-housed works in the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris is traveling to Korea for the first time for the exhibition. The cubism is regarded as a sheer artistic revolution in the western art history and the exhibition is displaying the charm of cubism in panorama. The 5 meter high 4 decorative paintings of the Delaunays especially are worth paying attention as they have first ever been abroad for 80 years for this special exhibition in Seoul. The sizes of the works are overwhelming and the dynamism and color compositions mark the zenith of cubism.


Julien Previeux solo exhibition
Julien Previeux solo exhibition is held at the Art Sonje Center, Seoul from 22 November 2018 to 20 January 2019. The artist is displaying his recent works themed on ‘movements of future’ created based on research and collecting. He recorded and analyzed the movements of body from the 19th century to industrialization and technological advancement. <Patterns of Life> summons these movements through dancers and <What Shall We Do Next?> focused on patented finger movements on smartphones; through this the artist unveils the ironic co-relations between ‘private body movements’ and ‘technology, private assets and non-paid labor’. Previeux uses various media to express these: installations, drawings and video images. He won the Marcel Duchamp (awards) in 2014, and held solo exhibitions at Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art in 2018, Toronto Blackwood Gallery in 2017 and Centre Georges Pompidou in 2014. In 2016, he published <Lettre de non motivation>: instead of sending application form for a job, he had sent 1,000 letters of refusal form with reason why he refuses entering the company; he gathered the letters he sent and the letters he received for the book.

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