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Surrealism at Paris' Pompidou Centre

The Surrealist works of Dali and the like can seem like a living dream: Cyclops spectacles, household objects with ears and noses, a chair that’s impossible to sit on... These and more are on show at Paris’ Pompidou Centre until March 3rd at the exhibition "Surrealism And The Object". Our art critic Sean Rose tells us why this haphazard world vision isn't always that different from the conventional world around us.

Also on the show: in the week that Egypt voted on its proposed new constitution, we meet the young Egyptian artists who are re-writing their country’s cultural scene.

Also, we investigate the resurgence in filmmaking in Romania that they’re calling the Romanian New Wave.

Finally, we’re getting caught up in the buzz of the upcoming Muppets movie "Muppets Most Wanted" - and discovering its hilarious tongue-in-cheek promotional campaign.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-07-21 culture

Omar El Akkad's 'American War': A tale of US dystopia

What might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons on itself? That's the question posed by Egyptian-born Canadian journalist and author...

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2017-07-20 culture

The best of the summer's exhibitions in Paris

We take a spin around the must-see shows in the French capital's galleries and museums this summer. From the pensive pose of The Thinker to the romantic flourish of The Kiss, the...

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2017-07-19 culture

Film show: 'Dunkirk', 'Tom of Finland' and 'Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict'

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson joins Richelle Harrison Plesse to talk about the latest news from the world of cinema. Hitting the big screen this week is "Dunkirk", a...

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2017-07-18 Africa

Avignon Festival: African artists grab the spotlight

Encore! has decamped to the sunny south of France to check out the country’s oldest arts festival. Every summer Avignon attracts thousands of visitors to its official selection...

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2017-07-17 Africa

'Blitz, The Ambassador': Breaking African Spirituality, Struggle and Culture into Beats and Bars

Born and bred in Accra and based in Brooklyn, visual artist and hip-hop star "Blitz, The Ambassador" aka Samuel Bazawule is on a mission to reconnect the scattered sounds of...

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