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About Crossing the Line 2015

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Welcome to the ninth edition of Crossing the Line, an international festival for New York City.

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)’s annual fall arts festival, Crossing the Line, presents interdisciplinary works and performances in partnership with various venues around the city. The festival explores the dialogue between artist and public, and examines how artists help re-imagine the world as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

The artists and companies in this year’s festival invite us to leap with them across many lines—the lines that traditionally define art forms, or demarcate national identity, or divide artists from audiences, or separate “me” from “you.” We are glad to join you on this adventure.

Lili Chopra, Simon Dove, Gideon Lester
Co-Curators, Crossing the Line 2015

Featured Artists


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Olivia Bransbourg
Gustavo Ciriaco & Andrea Sonnberger
Shezad Dawood
Jack Ferver & Marc Swanson
Miguel Gutierrez
Ant Hampton
Adrian Heathfield & André Lepecki
Joris Lacoste
Elana Langer
Mazaccio & Drowilal
Ali Moini
Alessandro Sciarroni

Museum of Modern Art
New Museum
New York Live Arts
Pioneer Works

Hermès Foundation's New Settings program
Launched in 2011, New Settings supports new performing arts productions that involve collaboration and creative dialogue between artists from the performing and visual arts. Crossing the Line is thrilled to partner with the New Settings program for a third consecutive year, presenting works by Joris Lacoste and Ali Moini this fall.

The leading French language and cultural center in the United States, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is dedicated to innovative and unique programming in education and the arts, all exploring the evolving diversity and richness of French cultures. In addition to Crossing the Line, FIAF presents weekly film screenings, wine tastings, Art de Vivre talks, theater performances, and lots more throughout the year. FIAF's Language Center offers French classes for all ages from toddlers to adults.

Learn more at fiaf.org.

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