"10" at island6 Shanghai Main Space "Waiting Wondering Wishing" by Liu Dao "The Kãinián Tempest" by Liu Dao "Měinǚ Maniac" by Liu Dao "Moonshine Drive" by Liu Dao "Say Ahhhhhh" by Liu Dao
"The Spins" by Liu Dao "Flamingos Take a Long Walk on the Beach" by Liu Dao "The Holy Order of the New Earth Resistance" by Liu Dao "Some New Summer Salt Lick" by Liu Dao "All Wound Up For Wishes" by Liu Dao "Escape Attempt" by Liu Dao
"10" at island6 Shanghai Main Space


So here we are, island6 is ten years old. How else can we say it except what a long strange trip! As we look back on the journey it’s a reminiscence hazed with hookers, club drugs, artworks and shattered dreams. Ok ok, I’m joking about a couple of those. What does it really mean to be ten though? Where have we been and where are we going? Does it even matter? Is this just an excuse to have a big party and be self-congratulatory? Yes, no and maybe to all of that but for now lets take a stroll down memory lane, as well as a jaunt up future avenue.

What a unique experience to turn ten years old. Think of it this way, unless you are in the .0045% of the global population who will make it to 100 years old1, turning ten is the only time you’ll add an extra digit to your age. Most ten year olds are perched precariously on the edge of tweenhood, experiencing the first rumblings of self-esteem, starter concepts of ‘cool’, ambiguous sexual feelings and Kafkaesque body changes. Much like these confused little humans, we’ve also gone through some phases. A few simple clicks on the island6 website from newest work to oldest is all you need to illustrate that point. It’s hard to pinpoint each phase, even harder to pinpoint the reasons behind any of them ending or beginning. A safe explanation though, it that we’re like a sports team. Maybe some years we had a cooler logo than others, some seasons we scored more or less points, we were occasionally shocked by the high level of talent we acquired, seemingly out of nowhere, other times the well was all but dry. One thing that has stayed the same though, we’ve spent ten years making some truly beautiful artwork. [...Read more ↓ ]

"10" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
island6 main, Shanghai
DATES From April 22nd to April 29th, 2016
VERNISSAGE Friday April 22nd 2016, 6-10 pm
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat & Nick Hersey
RESEARCH Charlie Caplan, Michael Sedbon, Virginie de Jouffroy Gonsans, Carla Bisoli
LIVE MUSIC Leven Smith, David Poppell, Laurent Lettrée (from *LLND) & Steiner Nickelsen
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, Ellie Zhang 张莹
VIDEO Video Documentation by Michael Sedbon // soundtrack by Leven Smith
VENUE island6 Main Space, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2/F, Shanghai
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛), Nick Hersey, Zane Mellupe, Roland Darjes, *LLND (Laurent Lettrée and Nathalie Delpech), Alexandre Ouairy, Ryan Nimmo, Steve Messam, Thomas Charvériat
Drink SPONSOR Absolut
WINE SPONSOR China Wine Platform Group
PR SPONSOR in-Buzz (Asia) Ltd

island6 turns 10! Founded in April of 2006, the gallery celebrates 10 years of LEDs, paintings, parties, pink wigs and incredible artwork. ‘10’ offers up on display a wide range of work, some plucked from each year of production. The goal is a comprehensive overview of the evolution and style of the ground-breaking new-media collective. (read more >>>)

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island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。