“Notre-Dame” at Alliance Française

Alliance Française de Singapour unveils their new “French Excellence” programme, “Notre-Dame” exactly three years after the fire that partially ravaged the cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris. This new programme includes four talks, three exhibitions, two film screenings, a musical and much more.

Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of “Paris Banks of the Seine”, Notre-Dame is a universal symbol of Paris and France and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture. Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral has fascinated and inspired pilgrims and visitors from all over the world for more than eight centuries, and is Home to some of the most important relics of Christendom, the cathedral bears incredible historic, artistic, architectural and religious significance. On 15 April 2019, the violent fire provoked strong emotions throughout the world and an exceptional surge of generosity and solidarity. Since then, a collective adventure has taken shape, and an unprecedented construction site has been set up to rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris in five years, sparking important discussions on conservation and culture.

At the heart of the programme, the spectacular exhibition “(Re)Births” on the construction and successive restorations of one of the most iconic symbols of France, in 3D models, VR, videos, photographs and computer-generated images.

At the same time, companion exhibitions also on display at Alliance Française de Singapour include ”The Security Site in Comics” featuring the work of renowned French-speaking cartoonists, as well as “Eternal Notre-Dame”, a fine art photo exhibition by famous French photographer Michel Setboun.

Check the whole programme here: https://alliancefrancaise.org.sg/notre-dame#/