Monday, September 20, 2010

Legal french evening

Tuesday 5 October at 6.30pm

Un droit europeen des contrats : un reve ou un cauchemar?
Presentation by Paul Keane, Managing Partner of Reddy Charlton McKnight and a graduate of the Diploma in Legal French

The European Contract Law proposal presents significant political, legal and linguistic challenges. Is it worth the effort?”

This event will signal the start of the academic year for the Diploma in Legal French.
Presentation in French - Q & A in French and English- Admission free

Opening of the exhibition " A natural history" by Martin Healy (30 September-27 November)

Wednesday 29 September at 6.30pm

Martin Healy’s practice explores the connection between belief, perception and recorded imagery or sound, through the framework of popular cultural mythologies and phenomena.

For the show in the Alliance Francaise Healy will present a series of works that refer to the role photography plays in the classification of the natural world.

Martin Healy graduated from Crawford College of Art in 2000. Martin Healy came to public notice when he was included in the RHA’s Futures exhibition in 2004. Since then he has had a residency at IMMA and solo shows at the RHA and Rubicon galleries. Martin Healy is represented by the Rubicon gallery.

Admission free.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Dublin Culture Night - A reading to music

Friday 24 September from 7.30pm

On the occasion of Culture Night, the Alliance Française is offering a reading to music of Si la musique doit mourir by Tahar Bekri. On this occasion, Pol Huellou, flutes, will be backed by Sean Howley, bouzouki, Gerry O’Connor, fiddle and Gilles Le Bigot, guitar.

A poet born in 1951 in Gabès, Tunisia, Tahar Bekri has been living in Paris since 1976. He writes in French and in Arabic. He has published about twenty works. His poetry, hailed by critics, is translated into various languages. His work, marked by exile and wandering, evokes crossings in time and space continually reinvented. An inner speech, it is rooted in memory, seeking new horizons, at the interface of tradition and modernity. Above all it wishes to be a fraternal song, a land without frontiers. The reading of Si la musique doit mourir of Tahar Bekri could only get Pol Huellou to compose the music to accompany and to illustrate his poem in the framework of a creative project at La Passerelle, in Saint Brieuc. Since their initial encounter, a deep friendship has developed between the poet and the musician and their act was selected by the annual event of Le Printemps des Poètes. The poem has been translated into many languages: English, Russian, German, Greek, Portuguese, but also into Irish by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

French second-hand books for sale from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

Readings at 7.30 pm, 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm
Admission free

Meet the artist - Talk with Pascal Bircher

Thursday 16 September 6.30pm

Pascal Bircher’s interdisciplinary practice combines elements of personal and collective mythology, samples of reality and fiction. With strong references to history and science (particularly deep history and astrophysics), literature, genre movies and popular culture, he probes notions of origin and the mechanisms through which identity and narrative are constructed, evolve or mutate, exploring the possibilities of representing the unfathomable and the phenomena of appearance or disappearance of form and meaning.

Pascal Bircher lives and works in Paris. He is currently doing a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin Q&A (French-English)

Admission free - RSVP:
Alliance Francaise de Dublin
1, Kildare street
Dublin 2