EDITO BY SANZA BULAYA, TRANSLATION BY SJ

 

“Revolted by the butchery of wars, we Revver magazine devoted ourselves to the arts. While the guns rumbled in the distance, we sang, painted, made collages and wrote poems with all our might.”

We borrow this Avant-Garde statement from Hans Arp because activism is almighty. Prolific and subversive activists come forward to urge us to take new perspectives.  100 years ago the Dada art movement was born to provoke a drastic change of perspectives applied to the arts.

In 2018, we want to associate genius spirits with this propaganda because we believe this is where we can make a difference to introduce, explore new forms or subject matter. From Taiwan, we associate Avant-Garde creative movement with the artist Lu FANG and the fashion designer XIWI.  From Paris, we revisit the Dada vibes with the photographer Stephane Mounet and his exquisite virtuosos:  Marie Revelut, Walter Denechere, Stephane Delahaye, Agnes Duchadeau and Stephanie Herbin. From the mainstream culture we dig into music, cinema and design to assess the Dada legacy in our lifestyle references. We are very thankful to the John Cage Trust for their support. It is a great honor to curate such high authority in the Dada art movement, so we also extend our gratitude to Guity Novin, Samantha Hunt and Jonathan Holland for the contribution they have made.

Crafting this issue about Avant-Garde influencers was just another way to declare one more time that Dada is more than only our studio name. For those who know us, indeed Dada is a place in Taipei: a laboratory at the fourth floor of an old building where we experiment blending fashion into art and vice-versa… For those who don’t know us yet, Dada is a statement: in 2018 we remain revolted, the revolution is on the way.

“Revver雜誌由於戰爭的屠殺而起義,致力於藝術。當槍聲在遠處傳來時,我們唱歌,畫畫,拼貼,全力寫詩。

我們藉用(Hans Arp)的這個前衛聲明,因為激進主義是全能的。多產和顛覆活動家出面敦促我們採取新的觀點。一百多年前,達達藝術運動就誕生了,引發了藝術觀念的巨大轉變。

2018年,我們想把天才精神與這種宣傳聯繫起來,因為我們相信這是我們能介紹,探索新形式或主題的地方。來自台灣,我們將前衛創意運動與藝術家盧 昉和時裝設計師張洊瑋聯繫在一起。在巴黎,我們與攝影師StephaneMounet及其精湛的演奏家Marie Revelut,Walter Denechere,Stephane Delahaye,Agnes Duchadeau和Stephanie Herbin從主流文化,我們挖掘音樂,電影和設計,以評估我們的生活方式參考中的達達運動。我們非常感謝John Cage Trust的支持。在達達藝術運動中培養如此高的權威是一種莫大的榮幸,所以我們也要感謝Guay Novin,Samantha Hunt和Jonathan Holland所做的貢獻。

製作關於前衛影響者的這個問題只是再次聲明達達不僅是我們工作室名稱。對於那些認識我們的人來說,達達確實是台北的一個地方:一座舊建築四樓的實驗室,我們將時尚融入藝術中,反之亦然……對於那些還不認識我們的人,達達是一個聲明:2018年我們仍然反抗,革命正在進行中。