Comma in History / Historical Focus

Walking in Bangkok | Reappearing in the old town, the charming Chinese-Thai mixed-race in Chinatown Lane

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Strolling through the streets of Bangkok, you can see the traditional Thai style, the splendid temple palace, the pillars of the epic plot of Ramayana, and the floating people on the Chao Phraya River. In addition, this "City of Angels" has never been colonized, but has unexpectedly become a confluence of cultures of various countries; the horseshoe arches built from the ancient Roman architecture pay tribute to the gorgeous decoration of Victorian architecture - this Everything was the result of a large influx of people from all over the 19th century. These diverse architectural aesthetics have been passed down to the present day. After the reinterpretation of the traditional architectural vocabulary of Southeast Asia, the design energy broke out. It has not only become the emerging aesthetic indicator in Asia, but now it is a unique cultural scene in Bangkok. In addition to the Western colonial architecture, the popular Chinatown in Bangkok, which has been popular in recent years, is always reminiscent of the old and new atmosphere of Taipei's Dadaotun and Dihua Street. Take Yaowarat Road as the main thoroughfare and all the way to Charoen Krung Road. The sights are all densely populated shop townhouses, including the function space of the market, restaurants, theaters, etc. Chinese-style residences, with their nostalgic and grassroots Chinese style, have attracted many Chaoqing companies to start their business in recent years, and they have made their mark on Soi Nana (reviewing Huafang Coffee Shop, ONEDAY WALLFLOWERS & NANA COFFEE). The newly-recognized old-fashioned tenement houses have opened their doors on the streets. These Peugeot-style "Chinese-Thai mixed-races" have unexpectedly become stunning flowers in the old city. Classical pharmacy stewed a house of coffee herbs | 103 Bed and Brews Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. The first affair out of Hua Lamphong is the home of the corner of Soi Nana Lane. - "103 Bed and Brews". In the past, when new thinking had not yet entered the region, the Chinese street was mostly a market for daily trading of Chinese people, among which the Chinese medicine shop was the most prosperous; and the former site of 103 Bed and Brews was a Chinese medicine shop specializing in the import of traditional herbs. From the Chinese iron gates at the door, to the wooden window frames, carved round chairs and bamboo curtains, and even the Chinese-style floor tiles painted in Portugal, the details of the space show the traces of the life of Chinese businessmen. The owner cleverly retains the old soul of the Chinese-style architecture, and does not trace the details of Thai contemporary art, giving 103 Bed and Brews a mix of Chinese and Thai blood. Image Courtesy of 103 Bed and Brews. Image Courtesy of...

The art of the former erotic cinema: Madrid Sala Equis, from focusing on eroticism to showing new horizons in life

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There is a kind of love. "Before I haven't fallen in love with you, you have already fallen in love with me." With such a romantic happiness, walking in a row of colorful houses in the blue sky of Madrid's hot sun On the streets of the encircled, when you met Sala Equis, the timeliness and love of love seemed to radiate from the building; the bricks and tiles were once carved with the smell of wind and frost until the old building met. Five young people. From 1913 to the next 20 years, the building was stationed as El Imparcial until the early 20th century, the neoclassical building and courtyard reincarnation became Duque De Alba Cinema; after the mid-1980s, it was transformed from a Hollywood classic to an art and adult film; until 2015, it was the last erotic theatre in Madrid. Despite several threats of being demolished, this last adult adult cinema in Madrid survived the glory days, accompanied the local people to spend the same time, and expressed the passions accumulated in the 30-year period. His own historical and cultural values. The third rebirth, this old building met the right people in the right time, together with a new and old love song. In order to revitalize the old buildings, they can preserve the historical significance of the past. Five young people from different fields, with their own professions and ideas, Daniel Fernández Cañadas, Laura Suárez, Cristina Rodríguez, Marie Jennings Camissa and Nacho de Padrón, a group of creative groups that assemble journalists, political scientists and restaurant operators. They teamed up with the design team Plantea Estudio to transform the abandoned cinema into a functional and vibrant complex social venue. Pass through the lobby on the first floor, such as the walkway, and browse the tickets containing all the movies, concerts, and exhibitions in "Taquilla", popcorn and drinks in the barrel, walk to the atrium "SALA PLAZA", and be spacious and bright. Shocked. In the past, it was Duque de Alba's outdoor theater. The circular seating area can accommodate up to 300 people. In addition to watching live performances, it is also a place for social and drinking. The vines that climbed up the wall and the gaze fell to the top of the steel frame. The architect, based on his original use, designed a large skylight to shed a natural light during the day; facing the projection screen, surrounded by the surrounding Beach chairs and cushions, a childlike swing descending from the roof, and uncompromisingly contrasting with the mottled walls. The calmness of the old building embraces a new laid-back atmosphere, and satisfies Sala Equis's relaxed and natural character. The original film screening hall is now used to showcase independent films and art films, continuing the erotic atmosphere of the predecessor's adult theater. A total of 55 seats of auditorium, with a gorgeous enchanting crimson velvet and brown round table for People enjoy a refreshment while enjoying a refreshing experience in the gorgeous but lazy space. In addition, there is no thought in the corridor connecting the space. There is a cocktail bar and the same texture of dark velvet. In each building, the original corner of the railing and the tiles that are stepped on each step lead the visitors to one place. The elegant corner of the comfortable nest, the slightly decadent space is full of charm and retro style. As a century-old building, Sala Equis...

With nearly 500 covers, record the hot youth of 70, 80, 90: Hong Kong "Outside" magazine

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"Being a man, the most important thing is to be happy!" This may be one of the most "Hong Kong-style philosophies" in Hong Kong TVB. The Hong Kong magazine "Outside City Magazine" previously held a cover vote for the upcoming 500th issue. Since the inaugural issue of 1976, the cover of more than 490 magazines in 41 years has been presented on the official website, and then on the Facebook page. Play voting! 唔 elections!" - This is also a full Hong Kong-style call. However, it doesn't matter which cover wins in the final vote. The most important thing is to be happy. The most important thing is to remember. The most important thing is that "Outside the Number" is a legend. This "City Magazine" is both a public and a small group. It explores everything in the city and is all-encompassing. It is almost a spiritual food for a generation of Hong Kong people. Especially in the 1980s and 1990s, the lifestyle introduced by it and the image of “middle class” created by it influenced the growth of more than one generation. The cover of "Outside the Numbers" has an icon of all important popular cultures that you can think of. It is the golden age of Hong Kong's hot, and it is also a young bird that we will never return. The cover on the outside of "No." is an unfortunate thing. There are many people who have actually been in many times. In 1992, Faye Wong was also called Wang Jingwen. From Wang Jingwen to Faye Wong, Su Lizhen from "Mong Kok" to "In the Mood for Love"... "Outside" recorded their growth trajectory, and they accompanied us to grow. In 1992, 23-year-old Wang Jingwen had just formed her own vocal aria. She first appeared on the cover of "Outside the Number" with her name, and her title was "by feeling." When the girl who felt this came on the cover again in 1994, she became the "Affi" who combed the hippies of the hippies - that was her own design for the album "Sky". That year, "Chongqing Forest" was released. From Wang Jingwen to Faye Wong, Su Lizhen from "Mong Kok" to "In the Mood for Love"... "Outside" recorded their growth trajectory, and they accompanied us to grow. In 1992, Faye Wong was also called Wang Jingwen. In 1992, 23-year-old Wang Jingwen had just formed her own vocal aria. She first appeared on the cover of "Outside the Number" with her name, and her title was "by feeling." When the girl who felt this came on the cover again in 1994, she became the "Affi" who combed the hippies of the hippies - that was her own design for the album "Sky". That year, "Chongqing Forest" was released. The third time appeared in the cover of "Outside the No." was in 1998. Faye Wong was already the mother of Dou Jingtong. She sang together with Na Ying, and started the world singing with her sunburn makeup. In the second appearance of 2000, on the dark cover, Faye Wong took the rainbow eye makeup in "Fables" and began a love story that was divided and merged and still continues. Faye Wong was on the cover of the 1994 issue. Faye Wong was on the cover of the 1998 issue. Faye Wong was on the cover of the "External" in 2000. Faye Wong is in...

Is the auction of the dilapidated doorplate asking for $1,000? From Bob Dylan to Andy Warhol, count the Hall of Fame in Chelsea Hotel, New York

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New York auction house Guernsey's recently announced that it will auction more than 50 door panels at the Chelsea Hotel at 222 West 23rd Street, Manhattan, New York in mid-April. The starting price is $1,000 and $5,000 - why can a hotel's salvage board be sold? To such a high price? If you tell the front owners of the door panels are Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Madonna... and they have been touched, trusted, or even kissed by countless artists, are you willing to increase the price? The legend about Chelsea Hotel goes far beyond this. Not only the door, but also every room, walkway, and wall, is full of names in the literary and chronicles. It is also because of these famous guests, broken doors. Can be worth a thousand dollars. In the 1960s, artists, directors, writers, and designers gathered in this utopian small world to enjoy their talents. Bob Dylan fell in love with the supermodel Sara Lowndes and wrote a love story for her; Andy Warhol filmed the experimental film "Chelsea Girls", in his eyes, here is the dreamland drawn from reality; and stepping through the boundaries of heaven, Like falling into hell, the crazy poet Dylan Thomas shook the whiskey in the glass and shouted "I refreshed the record" and went to another world... Chelsea Hotel, a gathering place for creation and destruction, love and hate . Whether it is "heaven" or "hell", maybe only between turning. Entering New York City's Art "Eden" Built in 1883, the Chelsea Hotel has 12 floors, the tallest building in New York City at the time, and a rooftop garden on the top floor; at first it was used as an apartment building, while the top floor was rented out The artist works as a studio. It was not until 1905 that due to the high cost and difficult cooperation, it was forced to change into an apartment-style hotel, which in turn allowed more visitors to and from New York to stay here. In 1964, the former manager...

Bordeaux Walking | Art Revolution in the Abandoned Barracks, Darwin Art Settlement

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Photography/ Cinny. Part of images courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Bordeaux, a large city in the southwest of France, is cut by the Garonne, which flows through it. The classical buildings on the left bank are built in the 18th century, graceful and elegant. The city's cityscape makes the city an alias for "Little Paris" and the center of municipality, economy and culture in the last three centuries. However, looking at the BASTIDE area on the right bank of the Garonne, there are distinct urban landscapes. Rebar and cement can be seen everywhere. It is the cradle of the new construction of the local government in the past ten years. Compared with the high housing prices in the old city, this area is like a place of birth, and has become the foothold of art and entrepreneurs in recent years. Photography/ Cinny. Photography/ Cinny. Among them, the Darwin Éco-système, which is transformed into an elegant attitude, is the most fashionable cultural settlement in Bordeaux, and it has a working environment suitable for creators in various fields. The energy-sufficient, environmentally friendly and avant-garde complex space atmosphere attracts many street artists and athletes to station, giving this old but youthful building a new look. Before the metamorphosis, the historical story of the abandoned military camp was built in 1850. Darwin settled in the two existing old buildings, which were originally military supplies stores. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the government rebuilt it as "La Caserne Niel"; in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Neil Barracks were home to many soldiers at the time, for half a century. Therefore, it is also known as "Quartier Niel". During the Second World War, it was also the place where the German army placed Spanish prisoners, with the aim of building a large number of submarines for war. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. In 2005, after the French army was evacuated, it became a showcase for graffiti and street art; in the mottled broken wall, these young creators picked up the paintbrush. Let the old military camp, which was originally ridiculously ridiculous, add a rare and lively look with the artistic vitality. However, due to years of idleness, it has also faced the fate of being demolished. Reluctant to see the destruction of this rare cultural community, the two young French entrepreneurs and freelancers decided to take over the abandoned military camp and develop a team called "Equipe Evolution" with the local community, hoping to flip the power of the people. The old abandoned space is used to create a city place suitable for symbiosis and sharing. Photography/ Cinny. Photography/ David Manaud. Image Courtesy of Darwin Éco-système. Photography/ Cinny....

Counting the memories of the era, picking up an old time: the antique heritage store in Florence Wallpaper Workshop

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揿 Pressing the metal doorbell gesture is like pressing the Polaroid camera shutter, the era of the giant wheel rustling, smashing the magical years in the medicine bag, slowly developing a brilliant old time. Florence, the cultural capital of Italy, witnessed the classic wallpaper workshops that survived the floods, but lost to the times; fortunately, the antique shop ub chose to settle here and began to collect thousands of artifacts across time and space. At the time of space life, the overwhelming collection of wallpapers has been re-visited. It has loosened the art giants of the rigid era, once revived literary arts in Florence, and now ub engraved ideals, continue to awaken memories in this city. Image Source: UB Facebook. Image Source: UB Facebook. In the heart of Florence, attractions are flourishing like a ethnographic ethnography, and each step may inadvertently overlap the research footprint of cultural anthropology; as we walk through the sightseeing streets, Another way to turn into the alley, the antique cultural relics store ub special custom-made metal gates stand in front of you, the door is full of historical collections that can really touch, only open for the slow pace or according to the legendary people. Image Source: UB. Image Source: UB Facebook. Image Source: UB Facebook. Before pushing the door of ub, I can't help but think: "Why is the antique store so charming?" Never thought that outside the museum with strict access, the original There can be such a place - as a constant habit in life: "collection" and "collection" are almost undefended here, and even some are extravagantly satisfied; objects over 100 years old are inadvertently overlapping. Let the appearance of the lack of appearance, size, color, technique and artistic style silent, at the moment when the human fingertips rubbed the surface, eagerly reflect the bit by bit with each owner - It is the unique meaning and value of an antique shop to master and truly grasp the time. Image Source: UB. Image Source: UB Facebook. Image Source: UB. Image Source: UB Facebook. Image Source: UB. Image Source: UB....

Use the soul of art and art to guard the outline of the old building: the modern transformation of old churches, factories and hospitals, and the artistic space of 8 European old bottles and new wines.

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Among various types of construction projects, building renovation projects always give us the most curiosity. There are more and more such transformation projects around the world, such as the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, which was originally transformed from the Nanshi Power Plant. Among them, art space is one of the most common types of old building renovation, and it is usually the most anticipated, because the art exhibition has very high requirements on space - light, fluidity and variability, all of which are indispensable. From the former slaughterhouse to the ice rink, the following eight European old buildings have been transformed into artistic spaces; in addition to the forward-looking design concept, the most valuable thing is the architect’s height of the original architecture and history. Respect and carefully protect the soul of the building. KÖNIG GALERIE|Berlin, Germany|Predecessor: Church KÖNIG GALERIE is hidden in a small street in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin and was converted from a church. The church was built in 1967 and is a representative of the Fauvism style. In 2011, it was purchased by Berlin's famous gallery and art dealer Johann König, and local architect Arno Brandlhuber was invited to remodel this behemoth without windows and concrete structures. The modified KÖNIG GALERIE has a rough and original appearance, but the inner space is very calm and soft; the light penetrates slowly from the skylights and the wall gap, making it ideal for displaying artworks. ?Alexandrinenstraße 118, 10969 Berlin, Germany ARQUIPELAGO|São Miguel Island, Portugal | Predecessor: Factory Located on the island of Ia de S. Miguel in the Portuguese Outer Sea Islands, Menos é Mais Arquitectos...

Still in the age of horror? Art since 9/11: "Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11"

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All Images Courtesy of Imperial War Museums unless stated otherwise. Life has never been as simple as a superhero movie, and reality has never gone far beyond "absolute goodness" and "absolute evil." Four consecutive attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, subverted the public's perception and understanding of "conflict." Around the issue of terrorist attacks, in the atmosphere of opposition that is not concealed in this era, the crisis state that continues to occur and feels so far, the Imperial War Museums recently held the "Terror Age: since the 9/11 attacks. "Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11" exhibition; 50 contemporary works of art include the artist's personal experience, or indirect interviews and experiments, attempting from a third party perspective that is neither partisan nor media. Discuss the issues of the times we are in. Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014 Digital video still. Commissioned by Animate Projects. Shona Illingworth, 216 Westbound, 2014 Digital video still. Commissioned by Animate Projects....

600 years of cultural heritage came to Taiwan for the first time! "The Painter of the Year" Sees People's Imagination of a Better Life through Wuqiang New Year Pictures

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When I got to the wall, my family became a good life for us. The two children's heads with white lips and red lips wear chrysanthemums and peony flowers. They are happy to ride on the cocks with colorful feathers. What kind of meaning does this symbolize in the "New Year Pictures"? What is the new year painting? With the coming of the Lunar New Year, the Tree Fire Memorial Paper Museum, at the beginning of the year, cooperated with the folk art researcher Chen Yizong to cooperate with the first Chinese New Year Painting Museum, Wuqiang New Year Painting Museum, to plan the "Alternative Artists of the Year". A total of 36 works were exhibited across the sea, reinterpreting the tradition of Chinese New Year with more than 600 years of history from the vocabulary of contemporary life. National intangible cultural heritage exhibited in Taiwan Wuqiang County of Hebei Province may be a stranger to you, but in this remote and poor village, it has developed the most exciting folk art - New Year pictures . In order to supplement the family, local farmers developed a life style of “painting and supplementing farmers”. During the Qing Emperor Kangxi and Jiaqing years, it was the heyday of Wuqiang New Year's paintings. At that time, the highest annual output reached 100 million pairs, and the annual paintings covered half of China's Jiangshan. . In 2006, "Wuqiang New Year Pictures" was selected as the first batch of China's intangible cultural heritage in China. In the agricultural society of the time, the New Year paintings acted as a medium for farmers to pray to heaven. Faced with the unknown climate and environmental changes in the coming year, through the engraving and printing, fine drawing, and a knife and a knife, we will sincerely engrave the hope for the future, and finally we will enter the new version with a strong and energetic auspicious pattern. year. The compositional elements use rich homonyms, metaphors, and symbolic expressions to pray for the future, such as the name of the melody, the peony symbolizes the rich, and the chrysanthemum homophonic, thus having the meaning of good fortune and fame; in addition, the theme of the new year is not limited to festivals. The New Year paintings, and the expansion of historical allusions, literature and opera, the ancient literati Tao Yuanming, Meng Haoran, the novel Journey to the West, and the twenty-four filial piety have all entered the painting, not only the creativity of composition, but also the literary heritage of Chinese culture. The compositional aesthetics of "There is a play in the painting, and it is not greasy." The Wuqiang New Year painting, which has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage, must be completed by three steps of painting, engraving and printing. It is a painter and engraver. The crystals hand-made by the printer. The engraved material is made of dumu and pear wood because of its terroir. The aesthetics of Wuqiang New Year's paintings emphasizes that "there must be a play in the painting, and it is not greasy when you look at it", and you must consider the two steps of engraving and coloring. The color setting should not be too complicated. If the color blocks are too large, it will be difficult to evenly color; the same color system should not be too far apart. Once too far, the paper is easy to fall, so it will often fill in the small details of the same color system. A fun and rich compositional hierarchy. When engraving, in order to enhance the anti-wear degree of the board, the sculpting should pay attention to the "steep knife vertical line" to deepen the depth of the line, so as not to let the lines of the engraving form go away, and it can be used for a long time. When printing in color, it is necessary to consider the relationship between the color of the paper and the dryness of the paper. The larger the color, the more the printing order is to the back. Otherwise, the paper is too wet and is broken when the color is applied. The woodcut New Year pictures of Park Ge's ancient fun are actually hiding real kung fu. In the imaginary exhibition of good life, in addition to planning the exhibition area of ​​"Wuqiang New Year's Eight Characteristics" and "Process Introduction", in order to integrate traditional culture into contemporary life, the fire team transformed the space inside the museum into the image of the home. According to different scenes such as living room, study, bedroom, kitchen, window, etc., with different theme new year paintings, invite viewers to imagine the possibility of new year painting in modern space. The New Year is coming, let us stay away from the busy life track of the week, walk into the tradition, see the beautiful traditions and crafts that we have forgotten, and savor the simplicity of the woodcut version, the future vision of a knife and a knife. You will know that the five blessings, the peace and wealth are more than just auspicious words. What it carries is actually our imagination of a better life, and that has never changed. "The Painter of the Year" Tree Fire Memorial Paper Museum / No. 68, Section 2, Chang'an Road, Taipei Mayor Opening Hours: Mon-Sat/ 09:30 am-04:30 pm Extension until March 24, 2018 [This article is...

The opening to the bottom of the earth: Borderlife, making the life of the wanderer better

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Designed in Milan by the Italian artist Biancoshock, the "Borderlife" installation art transforms three abandoned sewers into a comfortable living space. Hidden in the small space under the manhole cover, it contains small kitchens, bathroom space and other basic facilities needed for life. The wall is hung with clocks, portraits and hats, all of which are full of comfort and warmth, but with the ground. The surrounding environment is inextricably contrasted, and it is far from being accessible to many homeless people without the reminiscent of our usual home. In Bucharest, the capital of Romania, which is known as the capital of the East, there are more than 600 homeless wanderers and a few unnamed real estates living in extremely poor groundwater. According to the British "Daily Mail" report, Bucharest, the capital of Eastern Europe, has been hailed as "Oriental Paris", but under its magnificent architecture, it has a little-known underground world. This underground world is made up of a vast sewer network that is a paradise for wanderers and drug dealers. Almost all households suffer from AIDS, and a quarter of people suffer from tuberculosis. They can only wait for death in the dark. The entrance to the underground city is located in a hole in the traffic island sidewalk in front of the train station. When the sun is about to fall, the residents of the underground city begin to wake up and climb to the ground like a living dead. (News source) This social problem must be traced back to a period of large population. The situation stems from the first president of Romania: Nicolae Ceauşescu, who was in charge at the time, believed in the power of people and advocated racial purity. People are prohibited from abortion and divorce, and each family is required to have at least 5 children. At that time, the lack of maternity workers and medical care, as well as economic and health conditions, not only increased the proportion of orphans and disabilities, but also the lack of medicine, leading to the spread of AIDS among children. Bucharest's shocking underground country allowed Biancoshock's long-term commitment to public art to reflect on the narrow installation space of "Borderlife." The walls of the three underground spaces are clinging to mural stickers, charms and wall clocks, as well as the angels in Raphael's "The Sistine Madonna" looking up at the sky. In this frame, it is a comment on the juxtaposition of the dystopian reality and the middle-upper class. It ignores those living in the underground drainage system and once again reminds the urban population of inequality that it is deliberately forgotten. My source of inspiration is the capital of Romania: Bucharest. There are more than 600 names living in the gutters that go underground, and if there are some problems that cannot be avoided, try to make them feel comfortable. Intervene in them and say that people are forced to live in Sakai to survive in extreme environments. This vast underground world is a twilight city made up of various sewer networks, and is home to wanderers and drug dealers. At the moment when the sun fell, the underground residents woke up and climbed the ground from the hole. Biancoshock said, "If you can't improve this situation, why not let them live comfortably." Through the narrow underground space, three different home environments are depicted, and it is hoped that through such art exhibitions, people can be called upon to pay attention to these wanderers and refugees. The dilemma of life encountered. Text/Dean Chen. Edit / Sia. Image Sources: Biancoshock & Channel 4. [This article is a Polysh x FootWork collaboration article] Join Polysh Facebook to read the latest and interesting creators and art stories at any time. .