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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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2016-09-29 culture

The adventures of Hergé: Tintin's creator in the limelight

We delve into the life and work of the artist behind Belgium's best-loved boy reporter, Tintin. Cartoonist Hergé is the focus of an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris,...

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2016-09-28 culture

Film show: 'The Dancer', 'Aquarius' and 'Dogs'

First-time director Stephanie DiGiusto takes a lyrical look at the beginnings of contemporary dance, casting French musician and actress Soko as Loie Fuller in "The Dancer". Film...

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2016-09-27 culture

Reality Hunger: David Shields does away with novelistic convention

If all art is theft - as Picasso said - then are writers just stealing scenes from reality? Author David Shields talks to us about his book "Reality Hunger", a literary collage...

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2016-09-26 culture

Music show: Mykki Blanco, Van Morrison & The Weeknd’s duo with Daft Punk

France 24 music critic Mariam Saab takes Richelle Harrison Plesse through the week’s new releases; gender-fluid artist Mykki Blanco talks tattoos, flying the freak flag and...

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2016-09-23 culture

Xavier Dolan: Wunderkind of Québecquois cinema

He's directed nine films, won dozens of awards and worked with some of the biggest names in French cinema and Xavier Dolan's not yet thirty years old. His latest film "It's only...

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