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"BEING UNDERGROUND": A DEAD CONCEPT / TRENDS

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"BEING UNDERGROUND": A DEAD CONCEPT BY SANZA BULAYA, TRANSLATION BY CORALINE CHUANG   I am polishing this article right after the so-called “big” boxing fight between the boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and his very unique challenger Conor McGregor, who is the best in his discipline the Mix Martial Arts (MMA). Many have expected this fight becau[...]

ART CURATOR JAPAN / TRENDS

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Art Curator Japan introduces in this Revver issue a Japanese artist who has worked in recent years about “Tokyo” as an inspirational theme. Fuh-mi is a calligrapher seeking ways to present traditional calligraphy in its utmost contemporary expression. She has been challenging new directions like “street calligraphy” or “vertical alphabet calligrap[...]

WE ALL LIVE IN A CIRCUS / TRENDS

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We all live in circus By SANZA BULAYA, translation by Claire Chuang   The origins of <circus> have some common grounds in Europe. Whatever we talk about “La Commedia dell’arte” or about “Philip Astley’s project “, <circus> is an attempt to entertain an audience with some tricks that make “Comedy” a real Art… 馬戲團的起源在歐洲有一些共同的觀點。 無論[...]

Where Water becomes Art, Art is… Water! / TRENDS

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Where Water becomes Art, Art is… Water! Translation by Cor. C   "The most common liquid is <Water> so it makes sense to me to think about it in this issue. When I was researching about <Water> as a trend in Arts, I red a lot contents, books, articles, essays; I watched documentaries and interviews to structure a full inventory of &l[...]

The Story of Arts – a search for Peace 藝術的故事 – 和平之追尋 / TRENDS

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The Story of Arts – a search for Peace 藝術的故事 – 和平之追尋 By Sanza BULAYA, translation by Seven YCH     “The Story of Arts is the most famous and popular book on art ever published. For 50 years it has remained unrivalled as an introduction to the whole subject, from the earliest cave painting to the experimental art today.” 「藝術的故事是出版史上最知[...]

流行趨勢 / Art & War

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Ernest Hemingway – 歐內思特.海明威 A man who received the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Literature Noble Prize in 1954 must be a man of excellence in his field. Everyone knows Ernest Hemingway as the great writer who spent most his time life being a connoisseur of the pleasures of life: hunting, fishing, writing, traveling, drinking… He was also a complete artis[...]

流行趨勢 - MODERNITY / TRENDS

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When power of image surpasses power of writing: is this Modernity? It seems that today Modernity is all about image: media, television, Internet, digital revolution… and selfie… What’s the difference between yesterday and what’s happening today? < Today > do we attach much more attention on power of image? As a matter of fact, power of image is more [...]

流行趨勢 / Tropicalismo

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I admit – to simplify the entirety of Brazilian history to the life and career of Gilberto Gil would be quite a reductive gesture. Even if he is doubtlessly, one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, his artistic and political path must be seen as a mirror to the that of the beautiful country of Brazil, which he has helped to construct and by w[...]

流行趨勢 / Surrealism, The Art of Photography

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“Surrealism: Pure psychic automatism by which we propose to express, either verbally or in writing or in any other way, the actual functioning of thinking. Surrealism is inspired by the thinking process, with the absence of any control of rationale, outside of any aesthetic or moral concern." André Breton, Manifeste du Surréalisme, 1924 「超現實主義是思維的實際功能,可以用口[...]

流行趨勢 / Le Corbusier, a city planner

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根據世界衛生組織的公佈數據指出,在2014年市區人口佔全球總人口數的54%,比起1960年增長了34%,並且仍持續在增長。城市人口以絕對的數量在增長,主要集中在世界欠發達的地區。據估計,到2017年,即使在欠發達的國家,大多數的人將居住在城市地區。全球城市人口預計到2015年跟2020年之間每年會增長約1.84%,2020年跟2025年之間約1.63%,以及2025跟2030年之間每年1.44%。什麼是《城市》?在我看來。這同時是一個簡單而複雜的問題⋯⋯ According to the World Health Organization, the urban population in 2014 accounted for 54% of the total global population, up fro[...]