The Alliance Française is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Camus (1913-1960), an Algerian-born French author and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Events in November will feature his works through readings, films, exhibits and discussions. In his novels, plays and philosophical works, Camus explored the notion of absurdity – the search for meaning in a meaningless world.
The month-long celebration will begin with an opening reception and exhibit, featuring a free-standing mural composed of six posters, each dedicated to a period of Camus’ life and career. Each panel is encrypted with several links providing online access via smartphone or tablet to information and images. The exhibit is a multilingual, multimedia celebration of Camus’ impact and importance across cultures and time. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place at the Alliance Française, 113 N First St, Minneapolis (in the Loop neighborhood). For more information contact the Alliance at 612-332-0436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.