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Crossing the Line 2011: FIAF Fall Festival Trailer

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Crossing the Line 2011: FIAF Fall Festival Trailer from FIAF on Vimeo.

“One of the fall’s most exciting and thought provoking performance events”
—New York Times (2010)

The fifth edition of Crossing the Line, the annual fall festival of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), hits NYC September 17–October 16, 2011. Check back here for up-to-the-minute details and information. Full website and ticket sales will launch August 1.


Crossing the Line is conceived as a platform to present vibrant new developments in artistic practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Initiated and produced by FIAF in partnership with leading New York cultural institutions, the fifth annual edition of this transdisciplinary, genre-defying festival of contemporary arts provides opportunities for New Yorkers to explore the dialogue between artist and participant; to examine how artists help re-imagine the world around us; and to engage with the vital role artists play as critical thinkers and catalysts for social evolution.

Written by Jon Cronin

July 11, 2011 at 19:02 Crossing the Line 2009 Macy’s

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Crossing the Line, FIAF Fall Festival 2009 presents: Macy’s

Macy’s legendary windows become the site for artists and fashion designers to come together as part of the store’s special ongoing series, Art Under Glass. Eleven French and American artists have been invited to create installations especially for these highly visible showcase windows. This temporary sidewalk gallery will place multimedia displays by these potent young artists in relation to the new, exclusive fusion collection Rachel Rachel Roy. Free and open to the public 24/7, Macy’s windows will take on a whole new life as night falls.

Windows will feature the work of: AIDS-3D, Olivier Babin, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Marie Losier/Aya Kakeda, Marie Maillard /Amelie Chabannes, Sarah Ortmeyer, Shoplifter, Agathe Snow/Rita Ackerman, Visual System, Nick van Woert, and Michael L. Yinger.

Tuesday, September 8–Thursday, September 17, 2009
Macy’s Herald Square
Co-curated by Julie Boukobza

Written by Jon Cronin

August 11, 2009 at 18:55