“Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” (周长，边缘和墙壁)
Walls define our space and our lives. Walls surround us, and without them man would be small, unimportant, and lost in nature. People erect walls to separate themselves from the natural world and to legitimize their existence, to build a world suitable for them, and to reshape the world that was not quite built for their needs. Walls are the building blocks of tangible culture: they make a hostile world comfortably civilized for the lives of their builders. Civilization started by building and connecting walls to form a labyrinth that we can now call home. History is the story of building this ever-growing structure, and the history of art is the story of justifying all of that with shapes and colors. island6’s summer exhibition will dive into the historical and artistic importance of the brick and concrete structures that divide or connect us, reflecting on graffiti culture, art and philosophy.
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Island6 Arts Center
Island6 Arts Center is an artist-founded platform, managed by devoted creative staff and based in Shanghai with a production site and an adjoining gallery for the cutting-edge, new media artwork of the Liu Dao art collective. Every "art forward" island6 exhibition is the product of multi-disciplined, collaborative in-house workshops.
The history of the center dates back to 2006, when it was founded by Thomas Charvériat in a rehabilitated flour mill warehouse on Moganshan Road. Since then, Liu Dao artworks have entered some major collections such as: Louis Vuitton House, Taipei - K11 Collection, Shanghai - Antoine Arnault Collection (LVMH owner), Paris - Wemhöner Collection, Germany - White Rabbit Collection, Sydney - Katz Collection (Neiman Marcus owner), NYC - H.R.H. Prince Adelah Collection, Saudi Arabia - Patrizio Bertelli Collection (CEO of Prada), Milano - Countess d’Ornano Collection (owner of Sisley), Paris. Swire Collection (Temple House Chengdu, Middle House Shanghai).
"Sight In Flight"
"Northward And Upslope"
"Blinks and Blares"
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