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Paris's Pompidou Centre: 40 years at the cutting edge of modern art

We take you on a tour of the Pompidou Centre, a temple of modern and contemporary art in the heart of Paris. But it's not just a museum - it's a monumental cultural complex, where a stunning collection of visual art mingles with music, film and literature. This year, the Pompidou Centre is marking its 40th anniversary with a jam-packed programme of exhibitions and cultural events.

We meet the director of the National Museum of Modern Art and ask him what makes the Pompidou Centre so successful. We also look back at its history and tell you how former French president Georges Pompidou was ahead of his time in imagining it. Finally, we sit down with French artist Daniel Buren, often dubbed "the stripe guy" for his use of vertical stripes to transform spaces. He is just one of the big names to have their work featured at the Pompidou Centre.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE , Marion CHAVAL

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2017-12-15 culture

Rhiannon Giddens strikes out on her 'Freedom Highway'

The blues, country and folk singer is going back to her classical roots for a set of concerts with the Breton Symphony Orchestra here in France. The multi-instrumentalist and...

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2017-12-14 culture

Photographer Sebastião Salgado takes a seat in France's academy of fine arts

He's spent years photographing gold mines, oil fields and genocide, following the world's poor and forgotten people and more recently the planet's last undamaged places. The...

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2017-12-13 culture

Film show: 'Star Wars, The Last Jedi'

"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." there was a film critic called Lisa Nesselson who was NOT a fan of the Star Wars franchise. Listen to her review of "Star Wars: The...

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2017-12-12 culture

Paris, the capital of street art?

If you were asked to name Europe's street art capital, you might lean towards Berlin or even London. But could it be Paris's turn to wear the urban culture crown? L'Aerosol is...

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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