2017年11月1日 星期三

kitsch. Kitschy World

Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB)

"Kitsch — as an aesthetic, as a political manifestation, as a sociological and philosophical embodiment — satisfies its consumer’s expectations in the most swift and facile of ways; it connects thoughts and feelings so fluidly and slyly that Newt Gingrich can respond to a reporter’s questions about national gun violence statistics with something to the effect of, the numbers may say it’s going down, but many Americans feel it’s going up, and have his audience accept this denial of fact as some kind of felt truth."

Shedding the Third Tear: Donald Trump’s Kitschy World
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西方喜欢通过老套的二元论来看待日本艺术,比如石景庭院的禅意美学和Hello Kitty这样的欢快刻奇(kitsch)。法国梅茨的两个日本展览对此予以修正


'Strangely, the terror in fairy stories has become one of the few aspects of the original tales to find favour with contemporary audiences. Those who have seen Angelina Jolie Pitt in 'Maleficent' or Kirsten Stewart in 'Snow White and the Huntsman' will have seen the violent darkening of the form.'

This story may or may not be a fairy tale, though there are certainly fairies in…

In Sydney, a bar called Starlyn had a Soviet theme and attracted criticism from those who found the joshing references to a murderous tyrant in poor taste

When painful memory and hipster irony collide

 kitsch 就是我們介紹過的camp/campy......

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Stockholm (Sweden) (AFP) - Ukraine's Jamala has won the 61st edition of Eurovision Song Contest, Europe's annual kitsch fest of music, glitz and politics.

In the 1970s, his most active decade as a feature film director, he made a series of biographical films about artists and rock operas, like his adaptation of the Who’s “Tommy,” which were admired by some for their delirious excesses and dismissed by others as vulgar kitsch.

學到kitsch 一解
The introduction describes Nevsky Prospekt, the central avenue of St. Petersburg, and its population at different times of the day. The narrator revels in the delights of the street, but he is filled with Poshlost, a Russian concept akin to kitsch, defined by Russian-English historian [D.S. Mirsky] as "self-satisfied inferiority."



Pronunciation: /kɪtʃ/ 


Art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way:the lava lamp is a bizarre example of sixties kitsch


Considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way:the front room is stuffed with kitsch knick-knacks, little glass and gilt ornamentsshe offers kitsch interpretations of classic British dress, including a range of tartan mini-kilts


1920s: German.