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Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work


An “unprecedented” trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.

Traditional handicrafts exhibition kicks off in Xi'an

Photo taken on Nov. 10, 2017 shows steamed dough cakes during a traditional handicrafts exhibition in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Over 100 successors of intangible cultural heritages and folk handicraftsmen displayed their skills and interacted with visitors at the exhibition that kicked off on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/11 8:37:55

UNESCO confirms former French culture minister as new chief

Member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday approved the nomination of former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay to head the UN body in a four-year term.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/10 21:27:48

UK publisher working on English edition of Jin Yong’s ‘Legends of the Condor Heroes’

Six decades after the debut of Jin Yong's popular Chinese martial arts novel Legends of the Condor Heroes, English speakers will finally have a chance to explore for themselves the exotic world of swords and sabers in ancient China that has fascinated Chinese readers for generations.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 17:43:39

From napkin sketch to architectural triumph: Jean Nouvel delves into origins of his Louvre Abu Dhabi designs

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:13:39

International Film Festival & Awards Macao coming in December

With Hollywood star Jeremy Renner, actress Miriam Yeung, Chinese action star Donnie Yen and rising South Korean star D.O. acting as its talent ambassadors and veteran director John Woo as festival ambassador, the 2nd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) is scheduled to be held from December 8-14 in the coastal city.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/9 17:08:39

Broadway sensation ‘Hamilton’ heading to Puerto Rico in 2019

It’s the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe – and on Wednesday, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace were named co-chairs of next year’s glittering Met Gala in New York.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/9 17:08:39

How much do you know about Vietnam?

A woman makes food at Vietnam's Southern Food Festival 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 28, 2016. Vietnam's Southern Food Festival 2016, the 6th edition of its kind in the country is being held in Ho Chi Minh City's Dam Sen Cultural Park from May 28 to June 1.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 9:18:19

Artists from China and France create graffiti artworks in Beijing

A pedestrian walks past a piece of graffiti artwork in Dashilan in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 8, 2017. Hip Hop artists from China and France created graffiti artworks together during a cultural festival of "Paris Hip Hop" in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:59:05

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens to public with plenty of arts masterpieces

Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, opened to public in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/9 8:34:34

Greta Gerwig explores complexities of growing up in 'Lady Bird'

"Why won't you call me Lady Bird? You promised that you would." That is the line that popped into actor and filmmaker Greta Gerwig's head one day and went on to become the opening statement from the precocious teenage heroine of her directorial debut, Lady Bird.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 17:43:39

Streaming drama ‘Your Highness’ to hit Sohu TV on Thursday

Self-produced original content, including dramas and reality shows, has become an increasingly important part of Chinese streaming site Sohu TV's business strategy.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:43:39

Uphill climb for ‘Justice League’

Saving Metropolis and Gotham City from the clutches of evil supervillains might be enough pressure for the average caped crusader but the cast of the forthcoming Justice League film also face another equally-terrifying foe: film critics.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/8 17:38:39

Russia’s State Historical Museum brings 1917 October Revolution treasures to Beijing

A century ago on November 7, 1917, the October Revolution successfully established the world's first Marxist socialist country, sending ripples round the world and bringing Marxist-Leninist theory to China. A hundred years later, the legacy of the revolution was commemorated in Beijing on Tuesday as the National Museum of China (NMC) kicked of its newest exhibition: Memorializing the 100th Anniversary of the October Revolution: Exhibition of Relics about the October Revolution from Russia's State Historical Museum.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/8 17:23:40