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Cutting edge contemporary art at Paris’ FIAC art fair

Whether you're into Ai Weiwei or Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons or Cy Twombly, there's a chance there's something to interest you at Paris' FIAC. The contemporary art fair, one of the biggest in the world, is back for its 40th year.

To mark the occasion we’re meeting two of the artists represented at the FIAC: Jean-Michel Othoniel, whose glass sculptures have earned him fame and a permanent place in the Paris landscape; and Daniel Dewar, who has won acclaim for his sometimes kooky, often monumental works, winning the Prix Marcel Duchamp at last year’s event.

We’re asking what it means for artists and investors to attend the FIAC, and whether the increasingly commercial side of contemporary art stifles creativity.

By Catherine Nicholson

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2017-04-28 culture

Paris's Louis Vuitton Foundation showcases contemporary African art

From Benin to Botswana, Cameroon to Congo, creations from sub-Saharan Africa are this summer’s hottest ticket at the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Contemporary Art. In this...

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2017-04-27 culture

Deep Purple: 'To plan a last gig, that's very frightening!'

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2017-04-26 culture

Film show: 'Django', 'The Paris Opera' and 'Manhattan'

From a biopic about the jazz great Django Reinhardt, to a Woody Allen classic via a behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera, movie critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson...

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2017-04-25 culture

Papa Wemba: Remembering the music and style icon, one year on

A year on from his death on stage in Ivory Coast, we meet the style gurus paying tribute to Papa Wemba. Also on the show, we chat to Band of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell during...

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2017-04-24 culture

Khatia Buniatishvili, the 'pop star pianist'

Georgian virtuoso Khatia Buniatishvili has been dubbed the "pop star pianist". The classical pianist tells Richelle Harrison Plesse why her performances are like rock concerts,...

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