During the year 2014 France and Argentina are strengthening the bonds that unite them. Fifty years since they first agreed on cultural, scientific and technical cooperation, several festivities kicked off at the beginning of the year and will conclude in its last days. Jean-Michel Carra, the French ambassador in Argentina, reflected on the interests that these two nations share, and among these he highlights the exceptionality of their cultural, scientific and technologic ambitions. This year’s busy cultural agenda was motivated by the need to establish a horizontal and fair dialogue. 

Agathe Simon was invited by the Argentinian minister of culture to carry out an artistic residence in Antarctica. His journey began in February and the result of his experience is encompassed in an art exhibition. Meanwhile Marta Manujín is celebrating the life and work of Julio Cortázar in France with her piece Rayuelarte. This participatory work was presented in France and it involved the audience in the 50th anniversary of Rayuela, the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth, and the 30th anniversary of his death. Another relevant event was the contemporary art fair ArteBa, an ideal setting where gallery owners and French buyers came together to drench themselves in the Argentinian art scene. 

Similarly, French film has been present in a wide number of movie listings, festivals and cycles. “50 películas para celebrar 50 años” (“50 Films to Celebrate 50 Years”) is a wonderful cycle that will show the best French and Argentinian productions, subdivided in thematic cycles, throughout the year. In turn, this year’s celebration of the Buenos Aires’ Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) will feature many works from French cinema; even though the organizers acknowledge that French creators have always held a distinguished position within the festival. Les Avant-Premieres is the name of the cycle that is showing the most illustrious works in French film, which recently have been acquired by Argentina’s distributors. 

The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival has been celebrated for five years. It always draws some of the genre’s most important international composers and the guest of honor during the sixth edition will be the Henri Texier Hope Quintet, a group that features internationally acclaimed musicians that will perform for the traditional event in the Usina del Arte. Phoenix, the French rock band, played in Argentina’s Lollapalooza Festival, this group reached international fame a few years ago and now the land of Borges has had the opportunity to appreciate them live. 

One of the most relevant aspects of these two nations’ interactions is their scientific, technological and academic cooperation. To achieve this they have prepared many academic exchanges in several areas of study. They have also optimized the bonds between scientific research and the constant flow of professionals from one country to the other. In sum, this event ratifies the interest shared by these two countries that wish to reach cultural and scientific excellence. Nurturing the bonds that have united them for over fifty years can only lead their bilateral relations to a brilliant future. 

The rest of the world could benefit from following the example set by these two sisterly nations. 

You can check their full schedule by following this link. 

During the year 2014 France and Argentina are strengthening the bonds that unite them. Fifty years since they first agreed on cultural, scientific and technical cooperation, several festivities kicked off at the beginning of the year and will conclude in its last days. Jean-Michel Carra, the French ambassador in Argentina, reflected on the interests that these two nations share, and among these he highlights the exceptionality of their cultural, scientific and technologic ambitions. This year’s busy cultural agenda was motivated by the need to establish a horizontal and fair dialogue. 

Agathe Simon was invited by the Argentinian minister of culture to carry out an artistic residence in Antarctica. His journey began in February and the result of his experience is encompassed in an art exhibition. Meanwhile Marta Manujín is celebrating the life and work of Julio Cortázar in France with her piece Rayuelarte. This participatory work was presented in France and it involved the audience in the 50th anniversary of Rayuela, the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth, and the 30th anniversary of his death. Another relevant event was the contemporary art fair ArteBa, an ideal setting where gallery owners and French buyers came together to drench themselves in the Argentinian art scene. 

Similarly, French film has been present in a wide number of movie listings, festivals and cycles. “50 películas para celebrar 50 años” (“50 Films to Celebrate 50 Years”) is a wonderful cycle that will show the best French and Argentinian productions, subdivided in thematic cycles, throughout the year. In turn, this year’s celebration of the Buenos Aires’ Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (BAFICI) will feature many works from French cinema; even though the organizers acknowledge that French creators have always held a distinguished position within the festival. Les Avant-Premieres is the name of the cycle that is showing the most illustrious works in French film, which recently have been acquired by Argentina’s distributors. 

The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival has been celebrated for five years. It always draws some of the genre’s most important international composers and the guest of honor during the sixth edition will be the Henri Texier Hope Quintet, a group that features internationally acclaimed musicians that will perform for the traditional event in the Usina del Arte. Phoenix, the French rock band, played in Argentina’s Lollapalooza Festival, this group reached international fame a few years ago and now the land of Borges has had the opportunity to appreciate them live. 

One of the most relevant aspects of these two nations’ interactions is their scientific, technological and academic cooperation. To achieve this they have prepared many academic exchanges in several areas of study. They have also optimized the bonds between scientific research and the constant flow of professionals from one country to the other. In sum, this event ratifies the interest shared by these two countries that wish to reach cultural and scientific excellence. Nurturing the bonds that have united them for over fifty years can only lead their bilateral relations to a brilliant future. 

The rest of the world could benefit from following the example set by these two sisterly nations. 

You can check their full schedule by following this link. 

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