"Post No Bills" at island6 Shanghai Main Space "Safaitic Reverie" by Liu Dao "Wade While You Wait" by Liu Dao "Trou de Balle" by Liu Dao "Listener's Discretion Advised" by Liu Dao "Grey Reverend" by Liu Dao
"More Than Most" by Liu Dao "I, Myself" by Liu Dao "Stories on 9th" by Liu Dao "Unsmittenly Written" by Liu Dao "Scribbles" by Liu Dao "Inherently Blue" by Liu Dao
"Tightrope Laundry" by Liu Dao "Dance of Desperado" by Liu Dao "Little Living Pull-Tabs" by Liu Dao "Greetings From Sycamore!" by Liu Dao "Flight Of The Two Wheeled Juggernaut" by Liu Dao "The Ambition Stain" by Liu Dao
"The Escape Dream" by Liu Dao "Fuck Haunted" by Liu Dao "Eastern Swing" by Liu Dao "Do Not Disturb" by Liu Dao
"Post No Bills" at island6 Shanghai Main Space

Post No Bills

“禁止倒垃圾 谁在此倒垃圾 全家死绝 他妈是妓女”
(Don’t litter, or all your families will die and your mother becomes a whore.) -a wall in Shanghai

Whether you’re looking at a conceptual masterpiece on an alley wall or some illegible name lazily sprayed onto the side of a train car, the idea is the same: exhibiting a voice. The voices that posted bills, graffiti and street art project are very much the same as peoples’ literal voices; they can be long-winded or brief, deep or vapid, vain or humble. Profound speaking ability can be ruined by a mundane message (and of course vice versa). Graffiti is defined as “Writing or drawings scribbled, scratched or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place”1. Often times the illicit nature is the most emphasized and celebrated aspect of graffiti; the association with youth and rebelliousness. “Post No Bills” takes a look at these scribbles, scratches, and sprays in a visual love-letter to the messages and the messengers, especially in China, where the endless possibilities of graffiti and solicitation are being explored and expanded every day. [...Read more ↓ ]

"Post No Bills" at island6 Shanghai Main Space
“Post No Bills”
DATES From August 14th to September 15th, 2015
VERNISSAGE Friday, August 14th, from 6:00 - 10:00 pm (by invitation-only event, please contact us to be added to the guestlist)
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
VIDEO Video Documentation by Irmantas Bortnikas
RESEARCH Lin Zang 臧琳, Irmantas Bortnikas
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, Adam Hsieh 谢昕, Mallory Walker, Edward Cui 崔雁翔, Steve Axel
VENUE island6 Main Space, 50 Moganshan Road, building #6, 2/F, Shanghai
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

island6 pens an artistic love letter to street art and graffiti in all its many forms and meanings. It’s all about that good stuff that goes all too often unnoticed but is sometimes worthy of the most attention. We’re toasting to the added colors of an otherwise dull urban landscape. The giant canvases that we walk around and live and work in await further action, who might step forward to take it? (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。