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Frédéric Ciriez's flamboyant writing

Frédéric Ciriez's flamboyant writing

rédéric Ciriez will visit several Chinese cities to take part in the opening of The Bacongo Sapeurs exhibition – a series of photographs by Baudouin Mouanda.

On the 17th March, he will host a conference on the subject of ‘la Sape’ at the Institut français in Beijing, including bilingual readings from Mélo. In Beijing, he will also take part in an authors’ discussion on the theme of ‘literature beyond borders’ that is scheduled to be part of the Bookworm Festival.

Frédéric Ciriez is an expert on ‘la Sape’ (Société des ambianceurs et personnes élégantes - The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People) and its practitioners (‘sapeurs’). One of the protagonists of Mélo, named Perfect, is a dustman by day, and a ‘sapeur’ by night. The central part of the novel relates to a day in Perfect’s life when he plans his participation in the biggest ‘Sape’ contest of the year.

 

Frédéric Ciriez is a French writer and author of two novels published by Éditions Verticales (The Neon Lights Under the Sea in 2008, and Mélo in 2013, which won the Franz Hessel Prize), short stories, a feature-length film script, and numerous columns on the current state of French literature. His third novel will be published in March 2016, again by Éditions Verticales.

 

The photographer Baudouin Mouanda and the writer Frédéric Ciriez come together to talk about their common source of inspiration: ‘la S.A.P.E’ (Société des ambianceurs et des personnes élégantes – The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People). This colourful, energetic movement that came out of 1960s Brazzaville led one of these men to take some magnificent photos of the Republic of Congo, and the other to depict an impressive Parisian dustman-cum-sapeur in his novel Mélo. Together, the pair will share their fascination with the ‘sapeurs’ and their proudly non-violent movement.



This lecture will take place immediately prior to the opening of Baudouin Mouanda’s photographic exhibition, Les Sapeurs de Bacongo, and will be interspersed with bilingual readings of passages from Mélo

17.03.2016 18:00
Free entrance
In French and Chinese

 

Institut français of Beijing

Guangcai International Mansion, 18 Gongti Xilu

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

Phone : 010-6553 2627

 

With Frédéric Ciriez, Lambert Schlechter et Nico Helminger

Moderated by Julien Girault

17.03.2016 13:00
Price: 60 RMB

 

Bookworm Library

Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing

(010) 6586 9507

Chaoyang district, Beijing, Beijing

 

 

The photographer Baudouin Mouanda and the writer Frédéric Ciriez come together to talk about their common source of inspiration: ‘la S.A.P.E’ (Société des ambianceurs et des personnes élégantes – The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People). This colourful, energetic movement that came out of 1960s Brazzaville led one of these men to take some magnificent photos of the Republic of Congo, and the other to depict an impressive Parisian dustman-cum-sapeur in his novel Mélo. Together, the pair will share their fascination with the ‘sapeurs’ and their proudly non-violent movement.



This lecture will take place immediately prior to the opening of Baudouin Mouanda’s photographic exhibition, Les Sapeurs de Bacongo, and will be interspersed with bilingual readings of passages from Mélo

11.03.2016 19:30 - 11.03.2016 21:30
Free entrance

 

Fangsuo Bookstore

383 Tianhe Rd. (au TaiKoo Hui, MU35)

Tianhe district, Guangzhou, Guangdong

 

Phone : +86 20 3868 2327

 

15.03.2016

 

The Elephant Books

201 Wenhua Xiang, Wenlin Jie

Wuhua district, Kunming, Yunnan

 

 

The photographer Baudouin Mouanda and the writer Frédéric Ciriez come together to talk about their common source of inspiration: ‘la S.A.P.E’ (Société des ambianceurs et des personnes élégantes – The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant People). This colourful, energetic movement that came out of 1960s Brazzaville led one of these men to take some magnificent photos of the Republic of Congo, and the other to depict an impressive Parisian dustman-cum-sapeur in his novel Mélo. Together, the pair will share their fascination with the ‘sapeurs’ and their proudly non-violent movement.



This lecture will take place immediately prior to the opening of Baudouin Mouanda’s photographic exhibition, Les Sapeurs de Bacongo, and will be interspersed with bilingual readings of passages from Mélo

12.03.2016 15:00
Fête de la francophonie - Opening in Central China

 

403 International Art Center

33 Baotongsi Road

Wuchang district, Wuhan, Hubei

 

 

 

 

     

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