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Interview with Zhang Haochen: When Chinese pianists step out on a new path

On May 26th at the Hong Kong Cultural Center, Zhang Haochen was sweating profusely on stage. He was performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (Rachmaninov III) with conductor Yu Long and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Known as one of the most difficult piano pieces in the world, Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto, which he himself described …

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An art gallery-style habitat on a Greek island

On the remote island of Antiparos, architect Argyro Pouliovali was commissioned to build a modern, minimalist home in keeping with the whitewashed approach of the Cyclades Museum of Art. For a young architect, piecing together small and forgettable tasks is a career path. In the summer of 2013, Aiello Priovalli, who was 26 and pregnant …

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Reuniting with the Guardians of the Galaxy at Disneyland Paris is more romantic than anything else

At Disneyland Paris, which is celebrating its 30th birthday with the opening of the new Avengers Campus, the reunion with the Guardians of the Galaxy is an experience that is both imaginative and cinematic. Just as in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, in addition to Rocket Raccoon’s coming-of-age storyline, director James Gunn wanted to …

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She’s the “Oppenheimer” behind Barbie.

In 1945, one of the most influential figures of the last century was building an explosive “weapon” that would change society forever, and it was the subject of a recently released blockbuster movie. But we’re not talking about Oppenheimer here. The J. Robert Oppenheimer behind Barbie World is Ruth Handler, a workaholic entrepreneur with red …

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The Swedish Academy of Letters changes four permanent secretaries in ten years as the Nobel Prize for Literature enters a new era

As the world’s most important literary prize, the choice of Nobel Prize for Literature winners has undergone a major change with the 2018 scandal involving members of the awarding body, the Swedish Academy of Letters. With one-third of the jury members being women, the Nobel Prize for Literature is set to enter a new era …

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Conversation with Daniel Arsham: When an Artist Who Loves “Archaeology” Starts Designing Fashion

The output of fashion revolves around creativity, imagination, history, culture, personal feelings, and the need to keep up with trends, but in today’s fashion context, fashion is generously inspiring artists and designers from different disciplines, who are participating in the process of fashion design and offering new ideas about fashion possibilities. Daniel Arsham, a contemporary …

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Balenciaga, a giant in the era of big entertainment fashion

A French luxury brand, Balenciaga has been in the closet of Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Today, Balenciaga has decided to develop a close relationship with the Kardashians and Bitcoin: “We have to keep up with the times and modern symbols. Balenciaga is as French as a snail and has a strong French identity as …

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2023 The Video Art Market, Worthy of Being “Seen”

The recently concluded 8th Shanghai Art Fair reaffirmed the fact that China’s contemporary video art market is on the rise. The talent and creativity of countless artists is now being seen by collectors. According to the Contemporary Art Market Report 2020 published by Artprice, a database of art prices, the number of collectors and buyers …

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