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quot;Roseless" at Yongkang Lu Art "Prophecies"
"To Get Rich is Glorious" at studio rouge "It's a strange, strange world!" at 1918 Art Space "Police and Her" at ifa Gallery "Garden of Autumn Vapours" at Red Gate Gallery "The Big Bang" at White Rabbit "Raining Stars" at Louis Vuitton Gallery in Macau
"Fakirs" "Libido Mortido" "The Light Fantastic" at Louis Vuitton cultural space Taipei "Psychic Apparatus" "HK Artfair 2010" with Red Gate Gallery "Absolute Zero"
"Prophecies"
 
"Prophecies" (预言)
Shanghai
DATES From October 16th 2010 to March 11th 2011
CURATION Pete Bradt & Thomas Charvériat
WRITER Pete Bradt
COORDINATION Zhang Leihua 张雷华, Pete Bradt
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTIST

The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛

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"Prophecies" is an exhibition considering the human ability to perceive, evaluate and craft the future. The art is made on the foundation of the assumption that we are all prophets of varying degrees and individual mindsets, able to distinguish events ahead of us from personal angles and to certain depths. These events range from the daily and mundane to those occurring far after our lifetime, as monumental as the fall of an empire, or the coming of a messiah.
The art collective Liu Dao is drawn to these concepts as their works question the qualities of linear time through time-lapse video and narrative LED work. The interactive productions also highlight an individual's constant influence on the surrounding world. (read more >>>)

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"Electric Shanghai" at TBC, BK
 
"Electric Shanghai" (电力上海)
Bangkok
DATES From November 12th 2010 to December 3rd 2010
CURATION Tally Beck
ORGANIZATION Tally Beck Contemporary (Bangkok)
COORDINATION Paul Ulan-Taylor & Pete Bradt
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
VERNISSAGE November 13th 2010
VENUE La Table de Tee - 69/5 Sala Daeng Road, Silom, Bangkok
ARTIST

The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛

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In "Electric Shanghai", Liu Dao’s first exhibition in South East Asia, the digital art collective examines a young city intoxicated by potent dreams of transformation. The artwork of Shanghai-based Liu Dao charts the pulse of change in China as the nation and peoples swing between lurid modernization and mesmerizing orientalism. With American curator Tally Beck, island6 Arts Center brings Liu Dao to Bangkok, Thailand. Bursts of electric LED lights flash across panels, behind Chinese rice paper, and among papercuts of folk symbols, in animations that dazzle one moment and vanish the next. Set against the enormity of China’s ancient civilization, the hyperactivity of contemporary Shanghai's development is displayed as a visceral, magical, voyeuristic dream. (read more >>>)

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quot;Roseless" at Yongkang Lu Art
 
"Roseless" (没玫瑰)
Shanghai
DATES From October 23rd 2010 to December 5th 2010
CURATION Zane Mellupe
WRITER Pete Bradt
ORGANIZATION Yongkang Lu Art& island6
COORDINATION Thomas Charvériat & Zhao Mingjie
VERNISSAGE October 23rd 2010 - 6pm
VENUE YK art space, 72 Yongkang Road, Shanghai
ARTIST Rose Tang 罗丝唐
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Rose Tang understands that the unknown facets of a subject's life are as necessary to a portrait as shading and perspective. Shadowed pasts are not illuminated but, through her black and white images of gritty interiors and decaying emotional landscapes or passing family histories, simply referred to with compassionately given space. As Rose Tang's body of work continues to grow, the shadows appearing in each frame begin to join through a collective culture that exists both in the artworks and outside in real-world China to portray the author, subject and country in their overall complexity. (read more >>>)

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"Raining Stars" at Louis Vuitton Gallery in Macau
 
"Raining Stars" (煙火流星)
Macao
DATES From September 9th 2010 to December 5th 2010
CURATION Jonathan Thomson
ORGANIZATION Louis Vuitton
COORDINATION Anne Pow
VERNISSAGE September 9th 2010 - 6pm
VENUE The Louis Vuitton Gallery, One Central, Macau
ARTISTS The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛, Cai Guoqiang, Damien Hirst, Yan Lei, Zheng Guogu, David Spriggs, Jiang Zhi, Ken Kitano, Thomas Heatherwick
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An exhibition of provocative art forms of fireworks to illuminate Louis Vuitton Maison Gallery at One Central Macau. (read more >>>)

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"The Big Bang" at White Rabbit
 
"The Big Bang" (砰!)
Sydney
DATES From September 3rd 2010 to January 31st 2011
CURATION Elizabeth Keenan
CREATOR Judith Neilson
COORDINATION Red Gate Gallery ( for Liu Dao's Artwork)
VENUE White Rabbit Collection, 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale 2008, Sydney
ARTISTS Liu Dao 六岛, Ai Weiwei, Li Hongbo, Wang Zhiyuan and 30 more artists
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"The Big Bang" is the third exhibition of White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia, one of the world's largest and most acclaimed collections of Chinese contemporary art. The show features highlighted works from Judith Neilson's White Rabbit Collection including a selection of Liu Dao productions. Like all the artwork in the White Rabbit Collection, the pieces involved were chosen as vehicles to celebrate the excellence of Chinese contemporary art. (read more >>>)

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"Garden of Autumn Vapours" at Red Gate Gallery
 
 
"Garden of Autumn Vapours"
秋霞圃花园
Beijing
DATES From July 31 2010 to August 22 2010
CURATION Brian Wallace
SCENOGRAPHY Zane Mellupe
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
ORGANIZATION Red Gate Gallery
COORDINATION Liyu Yeo 杨来耀 & island6
ASSISTANCE Jean Le Guyader & Pete Bradt
VERNISSAGE July 31 2010 - 3 to 5 pm
VENUE Red Gate Gallery, Dongbianmen Watchtower, Chongwenmen, Beijing
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
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Liu Dao's first ever solo exhibition, "Garden of Autumn Vapours", is shown in Red Gate Gallery during August 2010, bringing in the lìqiū立秋, the beginning of autumn in the Chinese calendar.
Nature’s cosmic breath of life is no better understood nor appreciated than by the Chinese scholar, lost in a bamboo grove, for the garden is a natural landscape for some, and a sanctuary of social contemplation for others. The garden is a skeletal world of Taizu stone, providing strength for the weary and offering courage to the weak. From its playful peonies, and lavish plums, lessons have been learned in the art of leisure, truly, the Mother of all philosophies.
Like the Chinese garden, the works in this exhibition were born first from the tender branches of innocence, peace and tranquility.
With LEDs, the network of electronic life inside each frame is homage to China’s cultural interconnectivity, and a replica of roots, veins and neurons found in nature. Liu Dao presents the nation's miraculous developments in the forms of blinking, majestic butterflies, brightly shining goldfish swaying ponderously along bonsai trees, and glinting sparrows darting across the sun. (read more >>>)

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"Police and Her" at ifa Gallery
 
"Police and Her" (警察和她)
Shanghai
DATES From July 10th 2010 to August 22nd 2010
CURATION Darja Lin & Alexis Kouzmine-Karavaïeff
ART DIRECTION Zane Mellupe
COORDINATION Cai Zhenxing
ORGANIZATION ifa Gallery
VERNISSAGE July 10th 2010 - 5 to 8 pm
VENUE ifa Gallery, 621 Changde Road, Shanghai
ARTISTS Liu Dao 六岛, Ba Da, Deng Xiaolei, Đỗườ, Gu Qingwen, Fan Jiupeng, Li Meihua, Liu Bolin, Mao Tongyan, Zane Mellupe, Shao Yi, Su Ming, Tang Huimin and Zhao Huasen
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"Police and Her" draws together fourteen artists whom have sought to address questions of gender and authority with an intelligently provocative collective response, a thematically sound exhibition offering varying interpretations by each individual given independent locations in the actual site of the gallery space.
A delicate issue which pertains to a reality often indiscernible to the casual eye, the inter-relationship between women and policing authorities in the PRC, is depicted in an astringent manner. Frontal portrayals of the female form alongside/engaged with/subjected to/in oppositional contrast with immediately identifiable police reveals the complexity of what exists, in truth, due to an interdependency whose origin is socio-economic while simultaneously the fruit of oppression and gender discrimination. (read more >>>)

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"It's a strange, strange world!" at 1918 Art Space
 
"It's a strange, strange world!" (这是一个奇怪的,奇怪的世界)
Shanghai
DATES From July 10th 2010 to August 10th 2010
CURATION Zhao Yonggang 赵永刚 & Kartini Tanoto
ORGANIZATION 1918 Art Space
COORDINATION 1918 Art Space& island6 (for Liu Dao's artwork)
VERNISSAGE July 10th 2010 - 6 pm
VENUE 1918 Artspace PROJECT , G-SPACE on Huai An Lu, Shanghai
ARTISTS Liu Dao 六岛, Huang He, Le Youxin, Tang Shu, Yuan Yuan , Zhang Yong, Zhou Tao
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Arthur Eddinton once said "The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we can imagine". According to Tibetan esotericists, all existence is nothing but a series of alternating transitional states. Waking, sleeping, meditating, dying, wandering in the spirit world. We are constantly living in the in-between states. (read more >>>)

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"To Get Rich is Glorious" at studio rouge
 
"To Get Rich is Glorious" (让一部分人先富起来)
Shanghai
DATES From June 10th 2010 to July 18th 2010
CURATION George Michell
COORDINATION Jet
ORGANIZATION studio rouge
VERNISSAGE June 10th 2010 - 6 pm
VENUE studio rouge at the bund (Shanghai, China)
ARTISTS Liu Dao 六岛, Chen Hangfeng, Greg Girard, Lu Chi, Mao Yu, Tao Hongjing, Xu Zhifeng, Zhang Liyu, Zhang Kai, Zhao Bo, Christophe Demaître
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"To Get Rich is Glorious" reflects the colour, creativity and vibrance of Shanghai and New China. It is the first of a series of exhibitions showcasing outstanding art from Studio Rouge artists who work in a variety of media, including live performance video work, glass art, painting and digital art. The artists include Tao Hongjing, Zhao Bo, Zhang Kai, Chen Hangfeng, Greg Girard, Lu Chi, Zhang Liyu, Liu Dao 六岛, Mao Yu, Christophe Demaître and Xu Zhifeng. The artwork is displayed with a sense of admiration for the oft-quoted Deng Xiaoping phrase that often sums up the Chinese economic miracle and the people living modern China within. (read more >>>)

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"Absolute Zero"
 
"Absolute 0:00" (绝对的 0:00)
Shanghai
DATES From June 27th 2010 to August 15th 2010
CURATION Pete Bradt & Thomas Charvériat
WRITER Pete Bradt
SCENOGRAPHY Zane Mellupe
COORDINATION Zhang Leihua 张雷华, Jean Le Guyader
VERNISSAGE June 26th 2010 - 8pm
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
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The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛:
Bing Bing 兵冰, Cai Duobao 蔡多宝, Matt Carols, Thomas Charvériat, Zane Mellupe, Rose Tang 罗丝唐, Wang Dongma 王东马, Zhang Deli 张德丽 and Nick Hersey, Roland Darjes, Li Lingxi 李翎溪

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In the same way the earliest forms of eyes were born in the Cambrian Explosion half a billion years ago as only simple proteins that could sense light, our sense of time might be utterly primitive to what is to come. Those moments of déjà vu where two distinct places -the past and the present- merge could be the first speckles of a new mental capability in development that will allow us to experience the past, present and future in ways currently incomprehensible. The art of Liu Dao is especially relevant to these themes because of the group’s use of time lapse video, narrative LED work, motifs of change, odes to the eternal, and always-evolving quest for contemporary artistic approaches. Absolute Zero features the artists of island6 Arts Center as they battle with the nature of time’s mysteries and consider the musings and breakthroughs of time’s questioners from 5th Century St. Augustine to contemporary theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. (read more >>>)

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"HK Artfair 2010" with Red Gate Gallery
 
Hong Kong Art Fair 2010 (香港国际艺术展2010)
Hong Kong
DATES From May 27th 2010 to May 30th 2010
CREATION HK ART 10
CURATION Brian Wallace (for Red Gate Gallery's Booth B09)
ART DIRECTION Red Gate Gallery& island6
COORDINATION Liyu Yeo 杨来耀
ASSISTANCE Jean Le Guyader & Zhang Leihua 张雷华
HOST Red Gate Gallery
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Booth B09, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
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In May 2010, island6’s in-house collective Liu Dao was invited by Red Gate Gallery of Beijing to attend the Hong Kong Art Fair. In the Fair’s third and largest year since its inception, over 150 galleries from around the world attended, bringing the most extraordinary contemporary art available and making the HK Art Fair one of the most popular and acclaimed events in the world. Liu Dao gave an artist talk and showcased twelve LED works that were a huge success with guests, collectors and fellow artists. Liu Dao and island6 Arts Center would like to thank Brian Wallace and Red Gate Gallery for the incredible opportunity. (read more >>>)

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"Psychic Apparatus"
 
"Psychic Apparatus" (精神结构)
Shanghai
DATES From May 8th 2010 to June 23rd 2010
CURATION Thomas Charvériat
WRITER Kristen Delaney
COORDINATION Zhang Leihua 张雷华, Jean Le Guyader, Pete Bradt
VERNISSAGE May 8th 2010 - 8pm
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTISTS The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛, Felix Beyreuther, Bing Bing 兵冰, Cai Duobao 蔡多宝, Matt Carols, Thomas Charvériat, Marianne Csaky, Roland Darjes, Li Lingxi 李翎溪, Chaim Gebber, Nick Hersey, Zane Mellupe, Rose Tang 罗丝唐, Wang Dongma 王东马, Yang Longhai 杨龙海, Zhang Deli 张德丽
BLURB The fifth exhibition, shaped by the artistic hands of island6, seeks to explore, and carefully investigate the energy of known and unknown, conscious and subconscious behavior. (read more >>>)
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"The Light Fantastic" at Louis Vuitton cultural space Taipei
 
"The Light Fantastic" (奇幻之光)
Taipei
DATES From April 1st 2010 to June 6th 2010
CURATION Jonathan Thomson
ORGANIZER Louis Vuitton
COORDINATION Red Gate Gallery(Director: Brian Wallace)
VERNISSAGE March 31st 2010 - 4pm
VENUE Louis Vuitton Cultural Space, 4F, 47 Chung Shan North Road, Taipei
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
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For more than 150 years, the house of Louis Vuitton has been collaborating with artists, engineers, designers and craft artists in order to make products of unparalleled elegance and style.  With Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director, these collaborations have helped reinvent the brand and push it in innovative new directions that combine fashion and art. (read more >>>)

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"Libido Mortido"
 
"Libido, Mortido" (性本能与杀人冲动)
Shanghai
DATES From March 6th 2010 to April 30th 2010 (part of the Jue Festival)
CURATION Thomas Charvériat and Zane Mellupe
WRITER Rajath Suri
WRITER Kristen Delaney
COORDINATION Zhang Leihua 张雷华
VERNISSAGE March 13th 2010 - 8pm
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTISTS The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛, Iñigo Bilbao Lopategui, Bing Bing 兵冰, Cai Duobao 蔡多宝, Matt Carols, Thomas Charvériat, David Estes, Nick Hersey, Kong Mosha 孔墨沙, Tom Lee Pettersen, Li Lingxi 李翎溪, Zane Mellupe, Rose Tang 罗丝唐, Wang Dongma 王东马, Wu Yandan 吴艳丹, Zhang Deli 张德丽
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The fourth exhibition orchesstrated by island6 as an extenuation of themes related to the sub-strata of conscious/subconscious determinants and according manifestations within the creative process, "Libido/Mortido" hones upon the impulses of creative liberty and individuation and an oppositional disintegration or withdrawal in resistance to life and growth. (read more >>>)

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"Fakirs"
 
"Fakirs" (苦行者)
Shanghai
DATES From January 16th 2010 to March 6th 2010
CURATION Thomas Charvériat and Zane Mellupe
WRITER Rikimi Madhukaillya
COORDINATION Zhang Leihua 张雷华
VERNISSAGE January 16th 2010 - 8pm
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTISTS The Art Collective Liu Dao 六岛, Meng Ni Beh 马明妮, Felix Beyreuther, Bing Bing 兵冰, Cai Duobao 蔡多宝, Thomas Charvériat, Nick Hersey, Kong Mosha 孔墨沙, Kerry Ann Lee, Li Lingxi 李翎溪, Zane Mellupe, Tom Lee Pettersen, Piers Secunda 皮二丝, Rose Tang 罗丝唐, Wang Dongma 王东马, Wu Yandan 吴艳丹, Zhang Deli 张德丽
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"Fakirs" awakens themes related to psychology, parapsychology, philosophy and cognitive science in a context of artistic expression. It is an attempt to contrast the climate of Shanghai with that of antiquity, the origins of the Indo-Persian region whose traditions denote a culture at once mystical as well as metaphysical. (read more >>>)

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About island6
island6 Arts Center is an artist-founded, "art first" philanthropic project, managed by devoted creative staff and based in Shanghai1 2 3, Hong Kong and Phuket. The center is dedicated to the support of the island6 art collective, Liu Dao 六岛, and to the constant initiation of risk-taking programs that explore new curatorial models and innovative projects. In 2007, island6 Arts Center established Liu Dao as a research group including artists, engineers, and technicians devoted to developing technological platforms for the Arts. Liu Dao explores the cultural ramifications of the convergence of art, technology, and science and strives to influence the aesthetic trajectory of the global artist community. Every "art forward" island6 exhibition is the product of multi-disciplined, collaborative in-house workshops.

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