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"On Doing Laundry" at island6 Shanghai Gallery "A Quiet Date" by Liu Dao "Sweet Little Nightmare" by Liu Dao "Chinese Laundry" by Liu Dao "Patching Patched" by Liu Dao "Forget Me Not" by Liu Dao
"Together Forever, Maybe" by Liu Dao "Things You Couldn’t Leave" by Liu Dao "Uninsured and Unattended" by Liu Dao "The Only Way is Up" by Liu Dao "What the Wings Knew" by Liu Dao "Memoir of Wet" by Liu Dao
"In and Out and Stout" by Liu Dao "Migration" by Liu Dao "I hadn’t really noticed" by Liu Dao "Thought Edifice" by Liu Dao "Never Said Stop" by Liu Dao "Belle of the Ball" by Liu Dao
"Speak On About the Spokes" by Liu Dao "Total Utter Worldwide Domination" by Liu Dao "Stardust a la Mode" by Liu Dao
"On Doing Laundry" at island6 Shanghai Gallery

On Doing Laundry:
The Idiot’s Guide to Undertaking Naughty Deeds and Getting Away With It

Heartbreak and genocide have more in common than you’d first suspect. Seen correctly through they should both involve thick amounts of absolving. Absolve is defined as to set free from an obligation or the consequences of guilt. To absolve someone of something can be a heavy experience…occasionally the heaviest. After the 1994 Rwandan genocide the country held truth and reconciliation tribunals. The killers were given a platform to admit to every killing they committed as well as the accompanying gruesome details. The slaughter of 800,000 people1 there in one month was a burden so crushing that the only way to move on from it was to have the murderers speak and the world listen.

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"On Doing Laundry" at island6 Shanghai Gallery
 
On Doing Laundry:
The Idiot’s Guide to Undertaking Naughty Deeds and Getting Away with it

不洗更健康: 如何毫无顾忌地使坏之傻瓜指南
Shanghai
DATES From January 31st to April 22nd 2015
VERNISSAGE Saturday, 31st of January, 2015, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
CURATION Ryan Nimmo & Kathleen McCampbell
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
SCENOGRAPHY Jean Le Guyader
RESEARCH Fred Farrow, Andrea Nardini, Jiang Linping 江琳萍, Lin Zang 臧琳
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Adam Hsieh 谢昕
MUSIC Pan Daijing 潘岱静 (Long MP3 - Short MP3)
VIDEO Video Documentation by Jay Speiden
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTISTS

island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

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Are you generally tired of airing out your dirty laundry and coming clean for things you’ve done wrong? Do you sometimes contemplate committing awful acts but are held at bay by some deep-seeded pang of discomfort. If so, Liu Dao invites you to explore the possibility of remaining dirty in On Doing Laundry: The Idiot’s Guide to Undertaking Naughty Deeds and Getting Away With It; a written and visual how-to guide for the common person seeking to cause any amount of trouble, large or small, in the lives of others. Come learn why heartbreak and genocide have a lot in common, and, more importantly, why you shouldn’t care about either. (read more >>>)

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