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Spotlight on the contemporary art world with Xavier Veilhan

In today’s Culture show we look at the extraordinary success of contemporary art. Eve Jackson meets one of the most interesting artists of our time, the inventive sculptor Xavier Veilhan. Also in the show the Paris contemporary art fair, the FIAC, thumbs its nose at the economic woes. We discuss this year's edition with our resident art critic, Sean Rose.

Photo credits: © Florian Kleinefenn ©Veilhan/Adagp, Paris, 2011
Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paris

 

 

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2014-12-18 culture

Forget Harry Potter, Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' sells millions

One of the biggest children's authors in the world talks to Eve Jackson about how he went from being a newspaper cartoonist reject to writing bestsellers, being named as one of...

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2014-12-17 culture

"Charlie's Country" director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-17 culture

'Charlie's Country' director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-16 culture

Eddie Izzard, a 'force majeure' in the world of comedy

British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard tells FRANCE 24 that he's planning to perform his shows in Spanish, Russian and Arabic, as well as French and English. The star has a...

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2014-12-16 culture

Leaving her Pinkprint: Nicki Minaj’s new record courts controversy

In today's show we're joined by music critic Mark Thompson who takes us through Nicki Minaj's new album and explains why she's been in trouble for a very provocative video. Also,...

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