Mazaccio & Drowilal
The ninth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world.
Ninth edition. The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s annual fall arts festival, 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". Select festival events include: "It was a time that was a time" (world premiere): British multimedia artist Shezad Dawood and the Red Hook community together imagine life after a monumental disaster. Opening: Friday, September 11, 6:30pm (Saturday, September 12-Sunday, November 1 Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn). Mazaccio & Drowilal (Wednesday, September 16-Saturday, November 7). By repurposing images from popular media, this caustic young pair of French photographers forces us to reconsider the subliminal messages we generally try to ignore. Creating deliciously ironic original images, they illustrate photographic clichees using strong colors and bold collages. Curated by Francois Hebel, opening reception: Tuesday, September 15, 6-8pm. For the full schedule of events, visit the website.