Urban Discovery / City Mark

"I heard that there are performances", concerts in the old living room: Tainan "speaking" Studio

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Pass through the fascinating Yongle Market, the lively Hai'an Road Block, and enter the quiet red brick road of Lane 176, Section 3 of Minzu Road. In front of a two-story old mansion, the small "speaking" handwriting stand and reflection Into the eye - this is a space about sound and education. The founder's husband and wife, Zhang Huizhen, and Nigel Brown from Australia are both sound artists. They have almost set foot in the villages and performances around the world, but they have been deeply attracted by the history and folk culture of Tainan. The two established Ting Shuo Hear Say, which held a variety of lectures and workshops, and at the same time carried out their own creations, ringing the rhythm of life according to the pace of the old city. Sitting on the tatami to listen to the experimental music without too much decoration, walking into the "speaking" is like a simple nostalgic walk into the living room of the country's aunt's house, there is no light and white wall in the general exhibition hall, replaced by the grindstone Floor, cork door and green sand window. The room and the auditorium are made up of three stacks of tatami mats. The audience can sit or lie down, talk to the sky, listen to music, and steal a half-day leisure in the hot summer days. Each month, a performance and two or three sound workshops are held. It is an established plan for "speaking and hearing", and invites musicians and artists from all over the world to come to perform, create and communicate. For the rest of the day, visitors can take an appointment system and listen to the art gallery to listen to the experimental music selections of each season. In the ancient city, "Let's walk and listen". The "speaking" workshop is always meaningful except for its ingenuity. For example, in the "Regeneration Movement - Renovating Old Appliances" project in early April, the artist Wang Lianzhen was invited to lead the participants to transform the eliminated electrical appliances into instruments capable of editing rhythm and sound. During the transformation process, the attendees were able to listen and appreciate carefully, and the subtle sounds that were rarely noticed at the same time also made the old appliances reborn. The recent retro trend is not just about fashion objects. In this workshop, it has been practiced and given new value. Nigel's regular workshop, "Let's walk and walk", is another way to convey such an ideal. He invited residents and passengers to walk along Tainan in the night, without specific destinations and routes, just follow the sound. Or the jubilation of the temple celebrations, or the subtle humming of the street cats, we can, like the film plot of the director Winds "Lisbon Story", through the sound of the street, and then know Tainan, which the eyes have never seen, Listen to the whispers of the summer cool night. Nigel said with a smile, this is also an important way to explore the city and the community when he first came to Tainan. The resources of Tainan, a partner in the street, may not be as much as in Taipei, so the mutual aid between space and space is even more important. "Before I heard that it was very scarce at the beginning of its establishment, we have also been assisted by many neighborhoods." Hui Yu said that this paused and followed the interior of the room: "Like this is the sound of the concert hall. The piano, the audio of the Youth Exchange and the tables and chairs donated by the friends of the owner of the Red Bean." Hearing this can not help but make people smile, this may be the unique human taste of Tainan! However, is the link in artistic creation so close? The answer is yes. Starting from "heard of hearing", you can reach the Shengxing factory, the space, the space, the absolute space, the hippocampus and other art galleries in the next door by walking or cycling. They participate in each other's activities. Also work together. Although the professional fields of each other are far from each other, they are even more exciting. Many of the cross-industry cooperation is even more in full swing: the "Step by Step Listening and Walking" program is in cooperation with the Tainan Masters, and the project will be exhibited in September as an exhibition; in cooperation with the Caojing Culture and Art Studio, invites foreign countries. Artists come to the station to create and so on. "We hope to build deeper relationships and exchange knowledge and experience with the locals through listening and speaking." They succinctly concluded. In addition to the boundaries between art and life, it quietly nourishes the cultural nutrients in the land. It is the practice of "speaking" with action and philosophy; and for the travellers and residents who love Tainan, it is also the most unique way to re-recognize this land. . I heard that Studio (time reservation system outside the event) No. 33, Lane 176, Section 3, Minzu Road, Zhongxi District, Tainan City, Tainan, the exhibition of Tainan Masters Travel / No. 368, Section 1, Zhonghua East Road, East District, Tainan City: September 8, 2017 Day - 2018...

Sewing the old scars with felt: a fake grocery store with only 16 days, Lucy Sparrow's "8 'Till Late"

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When you need snacks in the middle of the night, when you want to smoke, you need a lighter, when you need a toilet paper for a cold, when you need ice for drinking, when you need a cup of orange juice when your hangover wakes up... Dark old groceries on the corner The store, in the life of the urban people, is an important existence that can calm the heart and have a survival level. The young British artist Lucy Sparrow created this fake grocery store, "8 'Till Late." In the trendy Meatpacking neighborhood of New York, in a space of more than 100 square meters, the shelves that are carefully wrapped in felt, and the refrigerators are filled with various "standard items for Manhattan grocery stores": from RITZ biscuits to various tastes Potato chips, from Diet Coke to beer, from ok to Marlboro cigarettes - but these items are presented in "Lucy Sparrow style" - hand-made from felt. Moreover, this shop only exists for 16 days. The colors are bright and saturated, the details are subtle and lovely, and Lucy Sparrow's work is full of childishness. However, people of all ages will like her everyday items made of felt, slightly rough, but with a strong sense of subversion! Because, in her "8 'Till Late", all the goods have a bulging body, a smiling face and a full of fun and fun. From the "selection", design, piles of sewing, coloring, packaging, etc., she spent 9 months to complete more than 9,000 felt "daily goods." She insists on making each felt item in person, including the small details on the hand-painted packaging. I will spread all the materials and semi-finished products, use Netflix to put the film, sit on the sofa by myself, do Pretzels salt and pepper chips for an hour, make bananas for an hour, let them and my felt customers potato chips, good Jieshi toothpaste, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, friendly to get along. In fact, it is not too difficult to get sick, it is a bit annoying; but since this process is so annoying, it is probably a kind of difficulty! Although she has been working alone for nine months, she suddenly jumps to contact with many strangers. She is not suitable for her, but she will always stay in the grocery store and will be happy to serve all visiting customers. - All the felt works in the store are available for purchase. Looking at the store from the store, I really thought it was a grocery store that was unusual in the street. It was said that she had encountered a man who thought that this was a real grocery store, ran in and wanted to buy colored papers but looked wrong. A few "holding a checkbook made of felt, I want her to use a felt cash register to help them check-out." In fact, this is not the first "grocery" of Lucy Sparrow. In 2014, her first "fake grocery" work was actually opened in the "The Cornershop" in the UK: from newspapers and magazines to vegetables and fruits, it was full...

For 40 years, he used a brush to record the art of decoration at the New York subway station: Philip Ashforth Coppola

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Although Brooklyn Street and Central Park are filled with many powerful art creators, New York's subway system is definitely worthy of a must if you choose a New York public art masterpiece. The New York subway extends in all directions, just like the blood vessels of the city, sending fresh blood to the city day and night. The reason why the big apple can maintain its vitality is that the credit of the subway is absolutely indispensable. In addition to the basic transportation functions, the subway in New York is also an art palace for civilians. Classical and pioneering, the unique artistic atmosphere has fascinated many people. If you are in New York, you may have seen a slap in the subway while waiting for the subway; but if you are experiencing an old painting with a cheap ballpoint pen in the notebook Grandpa, congratulations, you met Philip Ashforth Coppola. By taking the New York subway, you'll be sure to notice the impressive site names, signage, and various themes of the mosaics and ceramics on the platform; these beautiful art decorations make up New York's unique Metro culture. For someone who loves the New York subway, what better way to express their love than to paint these art decorations? Philip Ashforth Coppola, most of the time he is no different from us, just an ordinary printing worker office worker, who goes to work every day. But unlike us, he spent all his spare time exploring the New York subway, painting and painting like a bard, and depicting the mosaic art decoration on the subway platform. With the obsession and love of the New York subway, Coppola has been painting for nearly 40 years since the first painting was drawn in July 1978. But Coppola hasn't planned to stop the brush. This personal plan, which seemed simple at first and complicated to implement, has not been completed yet; now Coppola, 68, is expected to reach all 469 in New York by 2040. The mosaic art decoration of the subway station is finished - by then, he will be in his 90s. Such decades of persistence, even Coppola can not believe how to do it. Unconsciously, the original ordinary printing workers, with self-study, filled 36 copies of a sketchbook with just one ordinary ballpoint pen in the past forty years, and published four volumes of book "Silver Connections" to let people re-recognize the subway in New York. The mosaic is decorated in the middle. Coppola's initial intention to do all of this is actually very simple, in order to record the beauty of the New York subway, pay tribute to those who originally built and designed these decorations. Coppola is like Joe Gould in Joe Gould's Secret (Joe Gould's Secret) - Joe is ambitious and wants to write the longest book in history, "The Contemporary History of Oral", from the strange wanderers in the eyes of others. , became one of the greatest historians of all time - to make his life into a performance art. Regardless of whether Coppola can finish painting all the time...

In the language of the gods in the symbolism of the pioneer: Paris Gustav. Moro Museum

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On Sunday afternoon, strolling in the new Athens area of ​​La Nouvelle-Athènes, a magical and romantic-style art house, Musée Gustave Moreau, is located here, quiet and simple, and quietly hidden in the lanes of the Nine Districts. The 19th century is the place where scholars and literati gather. Walking into the museum, the scenery is still the same, and the time seems to stay at the end of the 19th century, where literature and art are mingling. Gustav. Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), a French symbolist painter, was born in Paris; his father, an architect, was deeply influenced by the Enlightenment and loved classical culture. His mother was a musician; Luo Zixiao cultivated a family with a strong artistic atmosphere. In 1846, Moro entered the École des Beaux-Arts and was influenced by two romantic pioneers, Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Chassériau, and laid a solid foundation for his classical painting skills. The museum's predecessor was Moro's studio, where the French poet Théophile Gautier and the musician Debussy Claude Debussy lived there and were bought by Gustave Moreau's parents in 1852. Morrow has become a well-known artist in his later years, and he hopes that his collection and creation can be passed on to future generations. In 1895, two layers of space for painting and display were built, and large glass windows made the lighting bright and bright. Later, he decided to give the house and collection to the French government. The Musée Gustave Moreau Museum houses Moro's sketches, oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures, which opened in 1903. The art museum has always maintained the style of the Belle Epoque, and it is the only art museum designed by the artist in Paris. The furnishings and styles in the house have been completely preserved for 100 years. It is also Gustave...

A suspense question for passers-by: a detached black house that is isolated from the world, challenging the passers-by

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There was a snow-white area around it, and there was no shelter under the dry branches. Under the old railway bridge, a small house was hung, and the foggy black wood was constructed. It can be seen from the surrounding steel wire structure, but it is not seen. The ladder that climbs up. The black cabin is suspended in the air. In the time and space of the snow, the black house is like a static, like the leaves that have forgotten to land, like the nests left in the summer, and are forgotten under the bridge. This is an experimental work by H3T architekti in Pardubice, Czech Republic – Flying Black House. In an ultra-miniature building of about 4 square meters, it is hard to imagine a living room with a stove and a sleeping space; the ladder necessary to enter the hut is hidden in the snow behind it - every passenger must be like Detectives or explorers, find and find ways to escape the snow and reach the cabin - if you are bold enough, dare to find out - this process of finding the way into the house adds a bit of mystery to the cabin . This is a problem for people passing by, a thing that adds a suspense atmosphere in the local military background, and encourages passers-by to think in this monotonous landscape. This old bridge was originally a military-only old bridge, and the desolate landscape also set off the loneliness of the cottage. The simple facilities in the house can only meet the most basic needs of accommodation, simple tables and chairs, heating stoves, rest layers on the second floor, dark wood to create a quiet and temperament, and echo the scenery of the snow-white world. Perhaps suddenly want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, let the hut become its secret base, in the cold winter night, in this small refuge, burn a little firewood, enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the snow, the sound of the wind blowing slightly. The lodge and the old railway bridge add a bit of ambiguity and mystery to the woods not far from the city, and also bring different experiences to the guests and the locals. Photography/ boysplaynice. All Images via H3T architekti. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting architectural and design articles.

Cigarette butts, rusted iron frame: watch the corner of the city where you don't want to take a look, Joshua Smith's miniature city

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The life of a person is extremely short, and the world in which it is located is a never-ending stage. A life not only experienced its own illness, but also witnessed the survival of the space. Life is like a fine sand in your hand. Even if it will die, we always want to catch something and keep something. With the development of the times, the urban space and social style in which we live are constantly changing. To capture the moment, photography is perhaps the most convenient and simple way to do it today. However, Australian artist Joshua Smith chose to make miniature models and express them in such a complicated way. Joshua was not the first artist to use this as a medium, but he was attracted by his creative ideas and delicate work. . The reason why the miniature world is fascinating is that by scaling the scale, it transforms the perspective of the world, allowing the viewer to escape the real situation; it seems to fall into the rabbit hole and dig out a wonderful world of small people. Or, such a view echoes the "Overview Effect" proposed by Frank White, a writer who wrote a space article in 1987. When the astronauts look at the Earth from space, the perspective is converted to the world. Some people know that when we look at the miniature world and pull out the "height" of watching in the slightest subtlety, we feel that we are huge, but we also reflect on other "huge", we are so small. Joshua has long been involved in stencil art (a technique of graffiti art, using paper, cardboard or other media to cut out patterns or text, and then painting on walls or objects), recalling the origins of stencil art and street art. Perhaps it is possible to vaguely understand how he is interested in the appearance of urban buildings that have changed and consumed in the passage of time. Prior to this, he also worked in Adelaide for four years in galleries to assist local and other countries' curators. After closing the gallery in 2015, Joshua shifted his focus and learned from the observations of various corners of the city before he learned to become an artist with miniature models. Joshua's miniature model is exquisite, but it has a more unpleasant feeling, because he focuses on the neglected face of the urban environment; dirt, rust, damage, graffiti, randomly discarded garbage, we are used to it. It doesn't mean, and I don't want to take a look at the real details. "I am very creative in creating "reality." Take as many photographs as possible on the scene, imitating every rust, stone and dirt. I hope to confuse the audience. Using his familiar medium, cardboard, and some living waste, such as milk cartons, plastic bags, etc., through a large number of photos and data search, create a very realistic miniature world. There are many fine descriptions of the image of the eastern city. Born in South Australia, Joshua is obsessed with Hong Kong movies, especially the Young and Dangerous series. "I like the buildings in Chinatown Chinatown. They are always a bit dirty and greasy, or they are in various states to be renovated. Even if they are covered with dirt, they are full of history and local character." His place. In addition to the old buildings in Australia, he also produced a series of works based on New York City China and Hong Kong. Even if he has never visited in person, he only traveled from Google Maps to Hong Kong. Please follow the dynamics of Hong Kong users on Instagram to provide assistance. Local advertising and newspaper photos, and spend a lot of time studying the interior and structure of Hong Kong architecture. This creative theme is also reminiscent of Hong Kong's local miniature model artist, Li Chiming. Herbal tea shop, Chinese medicine shop, old tea house, barber shop... Li Chiming made a series of Hong Kong old building miniature worlds, in order to retain Hong Kong's old days. Similar to Joshua's concept, the two works are separated from the cleanliness of the general architectural model, focusing on old and broken, to reflect the time traces of the wet Hong Kong Island on the building. The small model reveals the old, as if it can smell the human touch, the city taste, the crowd, or the empty loneliness. The viewer is led into a specific space, exploring the lives of others and imagining what is happening there. Trying to be intimately connected with the memory, picking up the abandoned corner debris, if you don’t observe the city and the market life for a long time, you can’t really do it. Although we can't stop the change of the world, we can leave behind the silhouette of an era and a region by art. After all, every moment will become a lost history; and artists who pay attention to the new and old floating of the city, such as Joshua, will people. The eyes are redirected and look back on the issue of urban social change. All Images via Joshua Smith. Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting city and art articles.

The memory of warfare deep in the ground: the memorial hall of the French Jewish Detention Camp and the refugee camp, The Memorial Rivesaltes

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History always serves life, it provides examples, evaluates the past, or puts this moment in the evolution of evolution. —— French sociology/philosopher Raymond. Raymond Aron In a ridiculous suburb, a huge building sits quietly beneath the surface, revealing only the sloping roof. If you take a few feet back and look back, the building may have disappeared in front of your eyes; but as with all kinds of history, even if the eyes are invisible, it cannot be erased. Image Source: Passelac & Roques. Photography/ M. Hédelin. Image Source: Passelac & Roques. Formerly the Memorial Rivesaltes Memorial at the Jaffrey Military Detention Camp (Camp Joffre) (original Memorial Du Camp De Rivesaltes) has experienced many heavy pasts in the Jewish concentration camps of the Second World War and the Algerian War Refugee Camp. During World War II, it was a relay station where Jews were deported. Some of them were transferred to the Nazi concentration camp in DeLance and killed, but also because of the geographic location of Rivesaltes near France and Spain. At the junction, with the assistance of international relief organizations, many detainees were able to escape from here. Image/: Keel Dolmaire. Image Source: Passelac & Roques. Photography/ M. Hédelin. Image Source: archdaily. Photography/ Kevin Dolmaire. Image Source:...

London's smallest hair salon and gallery: the fun hair salon of British artist/hair stylist Daniel Kelly, DKUK

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The United Kingdom is a beautiful country with both classic traditions and modern modernity. There are always many beautiful combinations of retro and innovation. The new style of the complex shops and old factories is always hidden and creative. The combination, waiting for us to experience the excavation. Founded in 2014, the DKUK hair salon, based in the Peckham area south of London, is a wonderful composite idea. Different from the general hair salon - when the customer sits down and cuts the hair, the front face is a large mirror. DKUK combines art and hair salon to make the customer face the mirror reflection instead of the cold mirror. It is a wonderful and interesting art and design work. Daniel Kelly, founder of DKUK, is an interesting figure in himself as an artist and hair stylist. Daniel has worked in the world-renowned Toni&Guy before he was trained in art and created as an artist. When Daniel decided to start his own hair salon, he decided to combine the two majors he liked, so that all the guests who came to cut and make shapes could not only support art through consumption, but also be in this mini gallery. In the beautiful environment, feel the interesting sparks of art and fashion. Daniel uses the income of the business salon to plan a limited time exhibition with different artists/designers/arts platforms; in this unique way, more than 20 exhibitions of various themes have been held before and after; The theme is different from the co-artist, and the hair salon also presents different looks and styles. And in early 2017, DKUK worked with architectural design team Sam Jacob Studio to recreate the hair salon space. Along with the opening of this major renovation, a small exhibition of “Make It Real” was held, which transformed Sam Jacob Studio's experience in architecture and space design into one object, echoing its space. "Looking at an art gallery or hair salon, we usually have very different ideas about them. This time in the space design of DKUK, we explore the use of "framework", "translucent", "hole" and "reflection"; I also think about how we are “watched” or “not watched”, just like how we “see”.” The exterior of the building printed on the T-shirt, the 24 K gold plated tube, made of putty The work of the chair, etc., is expected to convey the blurring boundary between "imagination" and imagination. Although this is a small space of about three pings, it is a fun space of design, beauty, practicality and art through the designer's elaborate planning. Art and design fans who have the opportunity to travel to the UK may wish to take the time to experience this miniature hair salon and gallery. DKUK Holdrons Arcade, 135a...

"This is not a joke!" Street artist Banksy's new work: "The Walled Off Hotel" by the wall of Israel

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In this unsettled world, the artists are also uneasy, and each of them secretly plans new things, provokes the current society, and stirs up the world to stir up waves. The graffiti artist Banksy, after the last "Dremaland" in London caused a big break, this time he entered the hotel industry from the playground to the old house renovation, selected in the war-torn Israeli-Palestinian border of Bethlehem, close to the controversial The art hotel called "The Walled Off Hotel" was opened near the wall separating Israel and the West Bank. At the beginning of March, the Walled Off Hotel was officially opened three days ago (3/20), featuring "staying in a world-class graffiti art room and enjoying the world's ugliest view of the window". The whole hotel is like a large art installation. From the inside out, from the building's ontology to the surrounding environment, thoroughly implement Banksy's philosophy and react to the issues raging in neighboring wars. In 14 months, Banksy and the team injected new life into this old hotel, perfecting the space structure, and then invited the Palestinian artist Sami Musa and the Montreal artist Dominique Petrin to contribute to the artistic performance of the room. In addition to the room and lobby, the interior facilities include the Piano Bar, an art gallery, a bookstore and a museum. Returning to the World War II in 1917, when the British colonized Palestine, and published the "Belfort Declaration" that affected the local situation to this day, the piano bar was formed, which became the most representative symbol of British colonial culture today; Banksy set The bar is used to review this key time. In the museums and bookstores, the theme of "Establishment of the Walls" is as follows: the museum is like a biography of the wall, with historical objects, installations, films, statues and other media, telling the story of the wall; and in the bookstore wall At the glance, all the publications related to the wall are displayed in the world. Even those who stay at The Walled Off Hotel can borrow books at the bookstore, even if they can't watch TV. Although this may seem like a huge art farce, it is undeniable. The gallery in the hotel features outstanding works by Palestinian artists over the past 20 years; every suite in The Walled Off Hotel also has wonderful art and graffiti creations. Travellers can not only have the top-notch feeling of being embraced by art, but also the strange atmosphere of the observatory watched by the armed soldiers outside the window. In this contradictory atmosphere, invite visitors to experience together. This kind of world-class art, right-handed world-class ugly scenery, is not at all joking with you. Banksy declares that this is the only "exotic" in the world! The Walled...

14-story vertical art village: Fude House, Hong Kong

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Although it is not difficult to do art in Hong Kong, it is not easy to set up a personal art studio. The high rent is unbearable, and the creators can only move around in the city to find a place to stay. However, as early as 2003, in Wan Chai, a city in Hong Kong, there was a commercial and residential building that wanted to contribute to the development of Hong Kong's arts. The nearly half of the 14-storey building was rented at a lower than market value. It is used by various art and cultural workers or teams; the building with ordinary appearances has suddenly become a vertical art village in a busy downtown. Over the years, countless groups have been stationed, such as publishing houses, artists, literary institutions, and film culture. Groups, etc., often hold various cultural events to create a variety of ideas in this subtle and interesting space. The Foo Tak Building, which has been around for more than a decade, still has a very unique indicator status. Geisha Bookstore Alternative Art and Reading and Fudelou's behind-the-scenes pushers Everyone who visits Fudelou should visit the geisha bookstore on the 14th floor. It is an independent art bookstore and richer. The pusher of the Delou Art Village; rooted in Fude Building for more than 10 years, responsible for assisting in the management of the application and stationing of various arts and cultural units. Originally located on the 1st floor of Fude Building, it was selected in Chinese and English books related to art and contemporary culture. It was reorganized in 2014 and moved to the wider space on the 14th floor. In addition to continuing to operate the bookstore, it also opened up the event space and even opened the window. The side space becomes the corner of the coffee shop, providing readers with coffee and tea in a self-service style to create a leisurely reading space. From time to time, exhibitions and reading clubs in the store support the creation and development of art and literature. The top floor even opened the vegetable garden to promote green life. Some of the books here are not a dazzling array of books, but an independent bookstore with a carefully selected atmosphere. It has the charm of teaching people to slow down and quietly find a book and read it well.艺艺书店富德楼/14th Floor, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai Opening Hours: Tue~Sun/ 12:00 pm-07:00 pm T: +852-2893-4808 The old textbook exhibition hall reminiscent of childhood time Walking to the "Old Textbook Exhibition Hall" on the 10th floor of Fude Building is definitely a journey back in memory. For many adults who are studying and growing in Hong Kong, every exhibit and every corner of the museum is their precious memories: the previous campus life, the values ​​of old Hong Kong and the contents of textbooks, and even recalling their own childhood. appearance. A Cong, who set up the old textbook exhibition hall, originally loved to collect old textbooks and teaching materials. He first set up a group from the Internet and then officially entered the Fude Building to set up a exhibition hall. It was open to the public for free at the weekend. His collection from 30 to...