Posts tagged "Shanghai"
Descubriendo island6...

Descubriendo island6…

¡Hola! Me llamo Juan A. Gómez y he aterrizado en island6 este otoño del 2015. Hasta hace poco menos de un mes vivía en Alicante (España) pero me entró el gusanillo del chino y decidí venirme a una de las ciudades más impresionantes que jamás he conocido: Shanghai. Además de intentar aprender algo de chino compagino...
"Babble Jabber" Artwork Filming

“Babble Jabber” Artwork Filming

Liu Dao is toeing the fine line between sane and insane with their upcoming “Babble Jabber” exhibition at island6 Hong Kong. Things got a little… strange at a recent filming session in the collective’s Shanghai production studio. We’re bringing you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the shenanigans that went down at the shoot, and you...
From Nothing… Something. Maybe.

From Nothing… Something. Maybe.

Island6 has five spaces that are all dynamic and intriguing facets of the larger Liu Dao picture. Truth be told though, only a couple dozen people or so have seen all of these spaces. This is because, and apologies if you already knew this, three are in Shanghai, one in Hong Kong and another in Phuket,...
"Neuro-Rhumba" debuts tomorrow at island6 ShGarden!

“Neuro-Rhumba” debuts tomorrow at island6 ShGarden!

The Liu Dao art collective has pulled out all the creative stops for their latest mind-melding exhibition. In their perpetual quest to bend the limits of time and space, island6 gears up to tickle your neurons with “Neuro-Rhumba.” This multimedia-soaked brainteaser of an exhibition muses on the many hows and whys of the brain’s reaction...
Catapulted Into A New Dimension

Catapulted Into A New Dimension

I’ve known about island6 since I first visited the gallery a year and a half ago. I went to M50 a couple of times in this period of my Chinese life. I didn’t know anything about them, nor I was aware of the meaning of their name. Virtually ignoring its history, I have always believed (and...
"Guilty as Sin" Opening October 17th @ island6 Bund

“Guilty as Sin” Opening October 17th @ island6 Bund

Can you hear it? It’s the noise of raised glasses toasting our fourth exhibition opening at island6 Bund! On Friday, the 17th of October, be sure to make your way to the Bund to witness for yourself Liu Dao’s multimedia exploration of the modern world’s Seven Deadly Sins.  island6 will open its door to all those who wish to forget...
"Lightning Strikes Twice"

“Lightning Strikes Twice”

As a typhoon approaches Shanghai, it puts me in mind of one of my favorite Liu Dao artworks. As a temporary visitor to the collective, I am drawn to certain artworks over others, naturally. But when you see an artwork’s creation – from idea, to manufacture, to exhibition – it can alter the way you...
Fish in Liu Dao's artwork

Fish in Liu Dao’s artwork

As purveyors of the innovative and creative , Liu Dao always seeks to blend multimedia technology with traditional motifs to bring out a new form of beauty. We have merged shan shui style in our signature LED butterfly-vase artworks, which Liu Dao’s curator Kathleen McCampbell wrote an intriguing essay “Bending the Mountain and Honoring the...
Contemporary Silk Roads: The Work of Liu Dao in the 2014 Beirut Art Fair

Contemporary Silk Roads: The Work of Liu Dao in the 2014 Beirut Art Fair

It seems our wanderlust knows no bounds. If you are visiting Beirut, the Mediterranean city sometimes described as the cultural and intellectual capital of the Middle East, then you can see for yourself how the Liu Dao art collective has imagined the theme of “Contemporary Silk Roads.” The Beirut Art Fair – with its focus...
Who is Liu Dao?

Who is Liu Dao?

It’s the number one question asked of gallery staff. Who is this mysterious person named Liu Dao? A person of indeterminate gender, what is their background? Did they hail from the countryside, were they trained classically or were they self-taught? Like Andy Warhol did they draw shoes for a living working for “the man” in...
Memory falters

Memory falters

A photograph can eclipse and supersede memory. More than that, a photograph can become the memory: of a visit to a concrete square on the edge of the Forbidden City, or a moment in the plum rain 梅雨 when the haze cleared over the futuristic Pudong skyline, or the wild electrical storm that broke suddenly...
Missing the old days… Visiting Liu Dao's  "They Don’t Call it Shanglow" (十里洋场)

Missing the old days… Visiting Liu Dao’s “They Don’t Call it Shanglow” (十里洋场)

Shanghai is a fascinating city which fuses traditional culture with modern civilization. Strolling along the Bund, the glistening and dazzling advertisements and neon lights from Pudong illuminate the prosperity of the city. Walking across the stone bridge in Zhujiajiao, tourists can visit traditional Chinese buildings and folk residences while enjoying tea and mahjong in a courtyard. Our island6 vixen, a...