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Gallery Space

The island6 Arts Center gallery space covers 823 sqm and is one of the biggest gallery spaces in m50. It provides artists with more than 400 sqm of exhibition space, is open daily to the public, and is suitable to display artwork of any medium, including video projections, life performances, and large installations. Themed exhibitions are featured regularly by the in-house artists Liu Dao and curated by internal or global art directors. The space itself once belonged to a textile factory before abandonment by Zhou-family merchants and subsequent renovation by French architect Philippe Diani. On August 2008, the space was once again rehabilitated by Taiwanese architects Zheng Guoyang and Kang Jingfan. In December 2010, Thomas Charvériat designed a two-storey glass office to serve in the center where the directors, programmers, interns, volunteers and artists brainstorm.

In addition to the main gallery space in M50, island6 operates four additional gallery spaces. island6 Hong Kong was established in Hong Kong’s historic Sheung Wan district in summer 2012, joining a burgeoning local arts scene. island6 expanded its Shanghai presence in 2013, opening the island6 ShGarden in M50 in the spring, and island6 Bund in the fall of that year. In early 2014, island6 established a gallery in Phuket’s glamorous Royal Phuket Marina, making island6 Marina the fifth gallery operated by the island6 team.

About island6
island6 Arts Center is an artist-founded, "art first" philanthropic project, managed by voluntary staff and based in Shanghai & Hong Kong. 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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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。