Category Archives: BOOKS & IDEAS


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A CONVERSATION WITH MARC NAIR AND TSEN-WAYE TAY The Flâneur and the City is a webinar-conversation with two Singaporean artists, Marc Nair and Tsen-Waye Tay, featured in a recent exhibition titled “Sightlines” presented at Alliance Française de Singapour. It will highlight the influence of French writers and artists in the poems and photographs showcased in […]


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AS PART OF SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL With COVID-19, most things have moved online. What does this mean for comic artists who have been creating web or digital comics even before the crisis? How have they changed to stand up in an increasingly crowded digital space?   Join Marietta Ren, a Paris-based artist, in an online panel […]

Launch of the e-Book “Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore”

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Travel back in time to uncover the beginnings of Singapore’s natural history and how this deeply enriched France–Singapore relations in the e-book “Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore”. This free e-book is a full digital version of the printed book the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum published last year, […]

France’s art scene comes to your screen – #CultureChezNous

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As some of the cultural industries have been hit hard by the crisis, they have gathered their energies together to propose a common platform for all to enjoy from the safety of our homes. #CultureChezNous was put together by the French Ministry of Culture to access the arts digitally: museums, live houses, opera houses, concerts […]

French culture for free on Culturethèque

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Why not use your time at home to read your favourite magazines and e-books, practise your French or watch a concert? Culturethèque is a francophone online library counting more than 250 magazines and newspapers, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 300 videos and movies, 370 learning materials (and much more!) for everyone – kids and adults alike. […]



Due to the rapid evolution of the situation linked to COVID-19, please note that the Francophonie Festival 2020 is cancelled.     Let’s celebrate the French language and Francophone culture together! From 18 March to 4 April, Francophones and Francophiles will celebrate Francophonie with many cultural and educational rendez-vous for all. Dive into the richness […]

France bestows the Order of Arts and Letters upon Mrs Rosa Daniel and Ms Chong Siak Ching

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On 16 January 2020, Ambassador of France to Singapore Mr Marc Abensour bestowed the Order of Arts and Letters upon Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Deputy Secretary (Culture) and National Arts Council CEO Mrs Rosa Daniel and National Gallery Singapore CEO Ms Chong Siak Ching to acknowledge their outstanding contributions which have strengthened the cultural […]

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – Residency at Villa Vassilieff Paris

Pernod Ricard and Villa Vassilieff – Fellowship 2020 Deadline for applications: April 30, 2019 The Pernod Ricard Fellowship is conceived as a research and artistic platform, experimenting with non‑linear models of generating and distributing knowledge to encourage different possible connections between researchers, contemporary artists, cultural institutions, non‑profit organizations and the general public. Inheriting the cosmopolitan […]

Talk by Paris-based curator Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

On the Necessity of Transforming One’s Practice Dates : 27 February 2019, Wed 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM Venue : Gillman Barracks, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, The Single Screen, Block 43 Malan Road As cultural workers and artists, how can we work with or within institutions at a time of violent racialization and profound […]

The Singapore Philatelic Museum brings the Little Prince to life and celebrates its creator on very special open house days

Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807 Date: 8 June 2018 – 17 March 2019 Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents $8 for adults $6 for children (3-12 years) Officially translated into 300 languages, The Little Prince, written by French aristocrat, writer, poet […]