Upcoming Events
L'Atelier des Enfants
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 AM

In conjunction with the exhibition Look, look, look… a Playful Book by French publisher Les Trois Ourses, at the Center for Book Arts, Albertine is thrilled to welcome French artist Louise-Marie Cumont for a fun and interactive workshop. Part of Kids Trail.

Join Richard Sieburth and Pierre Joris as they discuss Sieburth ‘s new translation of Henri Michaux’s A Certain Plume (NYRB).

Laureate of Institut de France Florence de Voldère will discuss the aesthetics of metal in painting, opening up new avenues by which to understand Flemish art.

Join us for an inventive game of ABC with author and illustrator Olivier Tallec.

Join poets Tina Darragh, Marcella Durand, Carla Harryman, Tracie Morris, Eleni Sikelianos and Anne Waldman–as well as translators Vincent Broqua, Olivier Brossard, Marc Chénetier, Abigail Lang, and Béatrice Trotignon–for a billingual reading of their work.

Join Harry Koumrouyan as he discusses his latest novel, L’Impératrice des Indes (the Empress of the Indies), just out in France with les éditions de l’Air, and the challenges of writing a novel on the Armenian genocide.

Sunday, October 14, 2018
4:00 PM

French food critic François-Régis Gaudry will discuss Let’s Eat France!, an mouthwatering sum of 1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and anecdotes and everything else you want to know about the food of France.

Join Chantal Mouffe and Jonathan Smucker as they discuss the “populist moment” that western democraties face today and what it means for the left, based on Mouffle’s latest book, For a Left Populism, just out in the US with Verso Books.

Joan E. Howard will discuss her intimate and scrupulously documented biography of translator Grace Frick and acclaimed author Marguerite Yourcenar. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 PM

Psychoanalyst Éric Smadja will discuss the fundamental psychological and sociological characteristics of contemporary couples, in discussion with Rubén Gallo, Professor at Princeton University. The talk will be based on Smadja’s latest book, The Couple: A Pluridisciplinary Approach (Routledge, 2016).

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Caroline Weber and Edmund White discuss Weber’s Proust’s Duchess (Knopf), on the three women who served as inspiration for Proust’s Duchesse de Guermantes.

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00 PM

French-Rwandan author and rapper Gaël Faye will discuss his award-winning novel, Small Country, just translated in English and out in US with Hogarth.

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:00 PM

French author Éric Vuillard will discuss The Order of the Day, a behind-the-scenes account of Anschluss and the winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt, just out in the US with Penguin House.

In light of the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe and the current debates around immigration policies in the U.S., Sophia Azeb, Aleksandar Hemon, and Guillaume le Blanc will question the function and utility of borders themselves, and what they impose upon the peoples they govern. Moderated by Masha Gessen.

Albertine Festival
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Yann LeCun, Joseph Stiglitz, and Daniel Cohen will consider the future of work in an increasingly automated world, and whether we can reach the point where humans are not valued for what they produce, but for being human.

Albertine Festival
Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Today’s political trends promise a return to clear and stable gender divisions drawn from an imaginary vision of the past. Countering those trends often involves staking out an opposite position. Phia Ménard, C. Riley Snorton, Eric Fassin, and Sasha Velour will ask what other conversations are possible.

Cynthia Fleury, Ingrid LaFleur, James Fishkin, and others will explore the importance of representation in a democracy, and dare to imagine a better way of doing politics with informed and motivated citizens. Moderated by Masha Gessen.

Akilah Richards, Antoine Fromental, and Emmanuel Davidenkoff will engage in a conversation about education, school as an institution, and how alternative teaching environments could produce better educated students, and subsequently, a healthier society.

Johanna Hedva, Siri Hustvedt, and Laure Murat will join two representatives of L’Oiseau Mouche Theater Company to discuss how the understanding of mental illness can move beyond a dichotomous perception of normality and disease.