ISLAND6 SHANGHAI GARDEN
Inside the towering metropolis of Shanghai is an oasis buried in the heart of Moganshan Lu…
2013 has seen a consistent theme in island6’s exhibitions and artworks thus far. Jian Zhi 剪紙 tree’s are haunting the backgrounds of LED illuminations and given the themes of A Garden Beneath The Streetlights, Body-City-Mechanism and the upcoming Beijing exhibition of Metropolis Rises, it seems nature has been on our mind as of late.
In another coupling of nature and technology we bring to you the island6: Shanghai Garden. This concept space and garden sanctuary asks you to ponder the ideologies behind two opposing driving forces of the city. Nature vs. Technology, is it possible to have the two side by side? Well as a technologically inspired artist collective who takes a lot of their influence from nature, we think so.
In a partnership between Studio Rouge and island6, Liu Dao has set up their Shanghai Garden at Studio Rouge M50. The inaugural garden party coincided with our vernissage of the Body-City-Mechanism exhibition, which opened on the 25th of April in 2013. The garden was illuminated with blue lanterns as people lounged on chairs and enjoyed several hookah pipes to the musical styling’s of The Jokers. It was a grand party and there will be more to come!
Whilst all the cogs of the city kept pumping, and the masses scurried about amongst the feet of skyscrapers, no one noticed the breathing of the green bushes in the corner… Ready to reclaim what was once theirs…
island6 garden at studio rouge m50
50 Moganshan Lu, Bld 7, G/F
Shanghai 200060, P.R.C
(near Changhua Lu and Xi Suzhou Lu, behind Aomen Lu)
EXHIBITION HOURS: DAILY 11:00 TO 18:00