The Paris Center is very fortunate to be housed at Reid Hall, which has a long history of involvement in the arts. Through film and concert series, led by and featuring Columbia faculty, as well as regular conversations with French and International writers and artists, the Paris Center plays an active role in contributing to the cultural fabric of Paris.
Encounters in the Arts
Faculty Voices: Teaching at Reid Hall
This article originally appeared in the Reid Hall Annual Report 2018-2019
Marina Chiche et Aurélien Pontier sur Facebook Live
(Vidéo) Malgré l’annulation de leur concert, la violoniste Marina Chiche et le pianiste Aurélien Pontier décident de jouer en Facebook Live
Paris Center Stories: Monique Wells and Les Amis de Beauford Delaney
Meet Monique Wells, president of the non-profit association Les Amis de Beauford Delaney. A longtime friend of Reid Hall, she was instrumental in bringing an exhibition of painter Beauford Delaney's work to the Paris Center in 2016, as well as a reading of a recent play documenting the artist's life, Amazing Grace is Yellow by Silver Wainhouse.
The Art of Power
What role does art production play in contemporary geopolitics? How does the global art market reflect changes in a nation’s political, economic and cultural influence? French gallery owner Nathalie Obadia responded to these questions and more in her conversation with artist Valérie Belin.
Celebrating Maryse Condé, a Writer for Our Times
The Paris Center welcomed acclaimed author Maryse Condé, recipient of the 2018 New Academy Prize in Literature, for a day-long celebration of her work and legacy.
«Le Modèle noir» : Denise Murrell éclaire l’ombre au tableau
Passée par la finance et reconvertie dans l’histoire de l’art, la commissaire américaine de l’exposition d’Orsay a tenté de redonner une identité à ces modèles reléguées au second plan.
Terra Incognita: Discover Spring 2019 Cultural Programs at the Paris Center
The Paris Center is pleased to announce its spring 2019 events calendar.
Rediscovering the Films of Ida Lupino in the #Metoo Era
Many know Ida Lupino as one of the classic Hollywood movie stars to come out of the movie system of the 1930s and 40s, working at the same time as actresses such as Gene Tierny and Joan Fontaine. However, few are aware of her pioneering and groundbreaking work as a director and producer in the male-dominated world of the 1950’s Hollywood studio system.
Special film series : "Blackness in French and Francophone Film"
The Paris Center will co-sponsor a film series presented by the Columbia Maison Française, co-sponsored by School of the Arts and curated by Nora Philippe with the participation of Maboula Soumahoro.
Paris Center Stories: Bolewa Sabourin
Bolewa Sabourin est danseur-chorégraphe et “artiviste”. Cofondateur de l’association LOBA, il intervient en France et au Congo pour faire de la danse un outil de lutte citoyenne et de reconstruction psychologique auprès des personnes les plus fragiles. Il présente cet automne à CGCl Paris deux événements organisés dans le cadre de notre saison culturelle, “Borderline”.
Columbia Brings Scholars and Artists Together at New Paris Institute
Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination has announced its first cohort of fellows, a group of 16 preeminent scholars, writers, and artists from around the world who are being brought together for year-long residencies at Reid Hall in Paris. The fellows will begin their residencies in September 2018.
Paris Center Stories: John Kamfonas, CC '09
Pianist John Kamfonas, CC '09, recently performed at the Paris Center with cellist Eric Edberg as part of the Columbia Sounds Concert Series. He shares his experience in Paris, his apprenticeship with Jean Fassina, and his thoughts on the lost art of classical piano improvisation.
Call for submissions: No-Boundaries International Art Exhibit
Columbia Global Centers, in partnership with the No-Boundaries Committee, have launched the third annual 2018 No-Boundaries International Art Exhibitions to foster global awareness and social responsibility in young citizens around the world.
Paris Center Stories: Cindy Liu (CC'18)
Pianist Cindy Liu, CC '18, has twice graced the stage at the Paris Center. Her latest performance of works by Russian composer Serge Prokofiev for the Columbia Sounds Concert Series on Nov. 7, 2017 drew a capacity crowd to the Grande Salle.
Discovering Prokofiev: Music and the Archive
On November 7th, the worlds of music and documentary archives intersected in an exceptional concert highlighting the works and life of Russian composer Serge Prokofiev.
First Light: The International Silent Cinema, 1894-1934
Following last summer’s series on French and American film noir, the Paris Center presents highlights from cinema’s earliest years.
Après les artistes, Paris célèbre les penseurs et écrivains d’Afrique
Alain Mabanckou, Emmanuel Dongala, Achille Mbembe et Christiane Taubira sont parmi les invités du « Week-end des écrivains du monde »
First Light: The International Silent Cinema, 1894-1934
Come celebrate the summer with “First Light,” a richly curated selection of classics of the international silent cinema, many featuring live musical accompaniment.
New Film Series Highlights Refugee Crisis
Columbia Global Centers | Paris is partnering once again with the Columbia Maison Française to present a special film series
Race and Racism: Global Perspectives
In celebration of the launch of the exhibition “The Color Line” at the Musée Quai Branly, the Center will dedicate the first week of
Adressing Urgent Global Issues
As Europe experiences continuing challenges to its social and economic security, the Paris Center is a hub of discussion and debate of today’s most critical issues.
Revisiting the Works of Gérard Koch
This new exhibit highlights artist Gérard Koch’s large-scale sculptures and mural works, including his iconic “Chute Libre,” as well as smaller drawings and forms.
The Paris Center Announces Fall Programming
As summer comes to an end and a new crop of students arrive at the Paris Center for the fall semester, we are pleased to present
State of Grace: The 2016 series on architecture and collaboration continues
Paris Center has organized a series of encounters featuring prestigious speakers from the world of architecture, design and urban development
The Republic of Imagination
Nearly 100 booklovers crowded into the Paris Center for a discussion of the Republic of the Imagination, the eponymous space defined in Azar Nafisi's latest book.
Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color: An Opening Evening to Remember
Nearly 300 people gathered at the Paris Center on February 3 for the unveiling of Resonance of Form and Vibration of Color, an exhibition celebrating the works of Beauford Delaney.
Columbia Sounds – A New Concert Series at Columbia Global Centers | Paris
Starting in spring 2016, the Paris Center, in collaboration with the Department of Music, will host a new concert series focusing on the faculty, students, and alumni of Columbia University, which has long been one of the world’s most influential centers of music composition.
Romancing the Crowd : Charlotte Rampling and Jane Birkin at the Paris Center
A capacity crowd gathered last Tuesday to celebrate German and English Romanticism with two iconic British actresses who have become a recognizable part of French popular culture – Charlotte Rampling and Jane Birkin.
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Willem Dafoe, and Robert Wilson at Reid Hall
More than 200 guests came to Columbia Global Centers | Paris for an afternoon discussion with Robert Wilson, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Willem Dafoe.