"Noir Blanc" at island6 Shanghai Main Space "Waiting Wondering Wishing" by Liu Dao "Big Ching Strikes Twelve" by Liu Dao "Add Your Lazy Layer" by Liu Dao "Beijing Calling" by Liu Dao "Sweet Psychopath" by Liu Dao
"Those Anthropocene Girls" by Liu Dao "Da Bizi Lai Le" by Liu Dao "Evolving Urban Romance" by Liu Dao "We can Make a Cloud" by Liu Dao "Pug Luck" by Liu Dao "Tongue Kiss" by Liu Dao
"Chiseled and Chic and Oblique" by Liu Dao "Along with the Fall" by Liu Dao "A Call Girl is" by Liu Dao
"Noir Blanc" at island6 Shanghai Main Space

Noir Blanc

True as it may be that photography is sometimes just “pressing a button,” there’s a rich assortment of possibilities when it comes to how and why you press it. We’ve all seen terrible photos, in fact, they’re more likely to have inundated your life than the good ones. What with ads, social media and your own quick snaps of a birthday party, or a fish you caught last summer, or the moon two nights ago. Sometimes it’s startlingly simple to forget the power of a truly great photograph, a captivating image worthy of the masses’ admiration. There are plenty that snap to peoples’ minds when they stop to consider some of the more deeply moving images they’ve seen. Some of the best photographs reflect some of the best of humanity, and the worst, no doubt. What would a conversation about extraordinary photography be if it didn’t include stirring images of war, destruction and chaos? [...Read more ↓ ]

"Noir Blanc" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
“Noir Blanc”
DATES From September 24th to November 17th 2015
VERNISSAGE Thursday 24th of September, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
COORDINATION Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁, Adam Hsieh 谢昕, Lin Zang 臧琳
SOUND SCORE Leven Smith (Short MP3/WAV)
VIDEO Video Documentation by Irmantas Bortnikas // soundtrack by Leven Smith
VENUE island6 Main, 50 Moganshan Road, bld6, 2F, Shanghai
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

Liu Dao turns its signature tongue-in-cheek bravado on the ever-enduring medium of photography. There are countless opinions on the modern-day value of the photograph, social media and technology have seamlessly turned the art form into an everyday part of living and communicating. Accordingly, Liu Dao has whipped up a unique show with a twist (quite a few of them actually). Noir Blanc is a contorted crack, filling the walls with black and white photographic imagery that nods to the classics while unapologetically wiring them into modernity. Taking place on the occasion of Shanghai’s 2015 photo show, this is Liu Dao’s first photography only show. (read more >>>)

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