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Shanghai Drift

Who knows Shanghai better than those old salt-dogs? Those seasoned vets of the cooking-oil slicked streets that bubble and burst day and night with life and neon lights? They move slow and keep quiet but they’ve seen an evolution most people take for granted. From village-town to booming international powerhouse, what a time to have been alive in Shanghai. So, what’s their story? What do they think about when they stroll around the streets they’ve strolled for decades? “Shanghai Drift” is a visual ode to the olds, a glimpse of the glimpses they’ve had amidst one of the biggest cities on the planet.

My lovely little streets are cracking right along their yellow- dotted seams, what a convenient place for the paint! These gravel hernias all hint at strains from glassy buildings zooming up on both sides and in every direction. Other cracks point at other problems small, medium and large. Like the cracks in all these walls that slowly sway past1: half rubble already and covered in spray-painted names I can’t read. “FRES AMBA” slashed along the wall in white paint, whatever that means2. For all I know it’s another scam, or ad or offering of some kind3. Another etched slew of advice that leaves a little pile of dust. And how could I forget the dust…all that god damned dust everywhere! [...Read more ↓ ]

"Shanghai Drift" at island6 ShGarden
 
“Shanghai Drift”
上海漂移
Shanghai
DATES From October 30th 2015 to January 24th, 2016
VERNISSAGE Friday, October 30th 2015, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm (by invitation-only event, please contact us to be added to the guestlist)
CURATION Ryan Nimmo
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Song Jinxuan 宋堇萱, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Adam Hsieh 谢昕, Lin Zang 臧琳, Irmantas Bortnikas, Juan Gómez
SOUND SCORE Leven Smith • PART1 (WAV/MP3) • PART2 (WAV/MP3) • PART3 (WAV-MP3)
VIDEO Video Documentation by Irmantas Bortnikas // soundtrack by Leven Smith
VENUE island6 ShGarden, 50 Moganshan Road, building #7, G/F, Shanghai
ARTISTS

island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

WINE SPONSOR Pudao Wines
BLURB

Who knows Shanghai better than those old salt-dogs? Those seasoned vets of the cooking-oil slicked streets that bubble and burst day and night with life and neon lights? They move slow and keep quiet but they’ve seen an evolution most people take for granted. From village-town to booming international powerhouse, what a time to have been alive in Shanghai. So, what’s their story? What do they think about when they stroll around the streets they’ve strolled for decades? “Shanghai Drift” is a visual ode to the olds, a glimpse of the glimpses they’ve had amidst one of the biggest cities on the planet. (read more >>>)

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