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Mercedes with Benefits

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. -Billy Crystal

What better place to have sex than a luxury car when you think about it. It helps you in the effort two fold- by attracting a partner and by being a sort of mobile bedroom for the two (or more1) of you to enjoy each other’s company. It’s hard to know the exact effect a nice car has on a prospective mate. A good guess though is that it doesn’t hurt your chances. In China the car is revered as the single visual totem of individual success or lack thereof. And so, this exhibition focuses on this idea: the varying and intriguing ways we see our cars (especially as they relate to love and sex). Mercedes with benefits is a visual inquiry of sorts. This text however, will focus on some intriguing stories regarding the mysterious link between sex and cars.

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"Mercedes with Benefits" at island6 Shanghai Gallery
“Mercedes with Benefits”
DATES From May 23rd to July 10th 2015
VERNISSAGE Saturday, 23rd of May, 2015, from 7 to 10 pm
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
SOUND SCORE David Poppell (Long MP3/FLAC)
VIDEO Video Documentation by Irmantas Bortnikas
RESEARCH Jiang Linping 江琳萍, Lin Zang 臧琳, Irmantas Bortnikas
ART RESEARCH Jin Yun 金云, Tang Dashi 汤大师 & He Dashi 贺大师
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Adam Hsieh 谢昕
VENUE island6, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2F, Shanghai 200060, PRC
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)
WINE SPONSOR Le Sommelier International

Liu Dao offers up its quirky (and very well-informed) take on the connection between cars and sex. What are the unwritten rules of this big speeding game of cat and mouse? Is it possible to write them down? What differences exist between China and the western-world when it comes to the steamy alter of the backseat? All this and more is offered up in a lust-fueled visual drive-by. (read more >>>)

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