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"Little Living Pull-Tabs" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Little Living Pull-Tabs" (活活的广告传单)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas, teakwood frame
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE 106(W)×96(H)×5(D) cm | 41.7(W)×37.8(H)×2(D) inches (framed)

UNCRATED: 8.2 kg | 18 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE “Post No Bills” at island6 Shanghai Main Space
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)

They’re all over the place! Little living pull-tabs: things you can poke and prod to see what they give away. A classified ad in the paper, a flyer on a wall, a number written sloppily on a bathroom stall (I would maybe avoid that one though). Life can be a bounty of odd experience if you decide to start walking about and pulling the tabs. Sure you’ll make some bad decisions and meet some fraudulent individuals. Some people will try to use and take advantage of you, scam you and maybe even deliver bodily harm. What fun! Just follow whatever trail of bread crumbs you decide to embark upon until the truth of the matter is apparent. If it looks too good to be true it probably is…but not always! An ad for true love or an apartment in the best part of the city for an unbelievably good price…only one way to find out really. This, at least, is what I’ve been telling myself as I walk down a dark street at night to meet someone whose number I found on the street. Wish me luck! [Ryan Nimmo]

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