Tally Beck Contemporary
Tally Beck Contemporary is an art organization and consultancy based in Bangkok with a gallery on New York’s Lower East Side, on 42 Rivington Street. Tally Beck Contemporary specializes in Asian contemporary art and has worked closely with artists and organizations around to world to promote the emerging Asian art scene.
In 2011, island6 collaborated with Tally Beck Contemporary for the first time with the electronic art show "Plugged In". The show captured “a vision of Shanghai that is part real, part imagined. The bright lights of their LED medium reflect the neon soaked skyline of contemporary Shanghai, while the imagery evokes a romanticized impression of the city's colonial past, replete with discomfiting wafts of orientalism and exoticism that is inexorably linked to the collective memory of "The Paris of the East." (Tally Beck Contemporary) Featuring 14 stunning pieces including “Rickshaw Going By”, “Qipao Rising” and “Night School”, the show was impeccably curated by Tally Beck, owner of Tally Beck Contemporary and renowned specialist in Asian contemporary art. It opened to great press and glowing reviews in January 2011 and ran till March 2011.
Over the past years, Tally Beck Contemporary has brought the Liu Dao collective to various major art fairs such as Scope New York in March 2011 and Scope Basel in June 2011 and in 2012, island6 had another solo show at the Tally Beck gallery -"Sin City - Impressions of Shanghai": New Work by island6. Curated personally by Tally Beck, it is a continuation of island6's in-house show "Goddamned Shanghai". Sin City explored the seedier side of life in 1930s Shanghai and drew parallels between the Chinese metropolis and the hustle and bustle of New York.