"Wallism" at island6 Shanghai Main "Machine Dreams" at island6 ShGarden "Shanghai Drift" at island6 ShGarden "Broken Bones and Bruises" at island6 ShGarden "Neuro-Rhumba" at island6 ShGarden "Bark! Hop! Swim! Repeat." at island6 ShGarden
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Inside the towering metropolis of Shanghai is an oasis buried in the heart of Moganshan Lu…

As a complement to the flagship gallery in M50, island6 opened an intimate, light-filled outpost in the ground floor of building seven. When it opened its doors in April of 2013, the island6 ShGarden quickly became one of the most dynamic spaces in the island6 family.

“The Garden” was a concept grown organically from its luscious courtyard location and the fertile creative minds of Liu Dao. This creative space and garden sanctuary asks its visitors to ponder the ideologies behind all the opposing forces that drive Shanghai. And likewise, the balance between organic and contemporary embodied by the artworks exhibited there. Primarily: Nature vs. Technology, is it possible to have the two side by side? Well as a technologically inspired artist collective who draws much of their influence from nature, we think so.

Whilst all the cogs of the city kept pumping, and the masses scurried about amongst the feet of skyscrapers, no one noticed the breathing of the green bushes in the corner… Ready to reclaim what was once theirs…

island6 ShGarden
50 Moganshan Lu, Bld 7, G/F (#109)
Shanghai 200060, P.R.C
(near Changhua Lu and Xi Suzhou Lu, behind Aomen Lu)
Email: info[arroba]island6.org

"Wallism" at island6 ShGarden
DATES From March 17th to June 16th, 2017
VERNISSAGE Friday, 17th of March 2017, from 3 to 8pm
ART DIRECTION Thomas Charvériat
RESEARCH Jackson McHugh
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, András Gál
VENUE island6 ShGarden, 50 Moganshan Road, building #7, G/F (#109), Shanghai
ARTISTS island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛)

2017 may go down as the year where street art made the full-fledged leap into a fine art category. Countless galleries from New York to Paris to Hong Kong all held exhibitions featuring the work of street artists/street art in their posh, high-class gallery spaces. So what’s the deal? Is this a new medium unto itself or just some flashy trend at the intersection of realism and abstraction? Does something inherently get lost from street art or added to fine art in the midst of this transition? “Wallism” contemplates these questions and offers up some visual answers and predictions. (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。