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The Altar of Bling
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The Altar of Bling
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"Goldfinger" (金指头), Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 Neon Sign, Stainless Steel Structure 61(W)×81(H)×9(D) Cm | 24(W)×32(H)×3.5(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"The Red Chamber" (红房子), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Acrylic Painting, Led Display, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 108(W)×108(H)×9(D) Cm | 42.5(W)×42.5(H)×3.5(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"A Thing of Beauty" (美之物), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 48(W)×67(H)×7(D) Cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2.8(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Glory Days" (光辉岁月), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Tft Display, Acrylic Painting, Teakwood Frame 67(W)×48(H)×5(D) Cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Silver Shadow" (银影), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Tft Display, Acrylic Painting, Teakwood Frame 67(W)×48(H)×7(D) Cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2.8(D) Inches © Courtesy island6
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"Talbot Lago Tango" (探戈), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Tft Display, Acrylic Painting, Teakwood Frame 67(W)×48(H)×7(D) Cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2.8(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Talbot Lago Coco" (可可), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Tft Display, Acrylic Painting, Teakwood Frame 67(W)×48(H)×7(D) Cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2.8(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"It Girl" (智能女孩), Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 Lcd Screen, Gsm Module, Apple Pc Desktop, Serial Server, Flash Interface 116(W)×71(H)×9.5(D) Cm | 45.7(W)×28(H)×3.4(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Flowery Fists and Embroidery Kicks" (花拳绣腿), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Laser Projection Variable © island6 Arts Center
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"Sicko" (私库), Made in island6, Shanghai 2008 Computer Generated 3 D Graffiti, Wire Brushed Anodized Stainless Steel Structure 110×40×35 Cm | 43.3×15.7×13.8 Inches © island6 Arts Center
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island6 Marina
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"Small Town Pride" (小镇之星), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Lcd Screen, Paper Collage, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Drive us to the Moon" (开到月球), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Lcd Screen, Paper Collage, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Cat-o-nine-tails" (九尾猫), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 41(W)×41(H)×5(D) Cm | 16(W)×16(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Beelzebub" (魔鬼), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Listener's Discretion Advised" (心有多大舞台就有多大), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © Liu Dao 六岛
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"Free to Air" (免费上映), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Lcd Screen, Acrylic Painting, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Baguette Jambon Frites" (法式汉堡薯条), Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 Led Display, One Way Glass, Anodized Stainless Steel Frame 41.5(W)×41.5(H)×8(D) Cm | 16.4(W)×16(H)×3.1(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Dancing with Delirium" (与狂乱共舞), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Oil Painting On Canvas 141.5(W)×176.5(H)×6.5(D) Cm | 55.7(W)×69.5(H)×2.6(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Affluenza" (富贵病), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 114(W)×114(H)×16(D) Cm | 45(W)×45(H)×6(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Innocent Bystander" (旁观者清), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Lcd Screen, Paper Collage, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Urban Chariot" (都市战车), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Lcd Screen, Paper Collage, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Chrysalis" (蝶蛹), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) Cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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“Babas and Yayas”
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"Pushing and Pulling" (推推攘攘), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Peranakan Beauty" (美丽小妇人), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) Cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Ain't no Bogart" (大长腿), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Stainless Steel Frame 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"This Moment is Gone" (逝去的时光), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) Cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"So The Label Shows" (标签秀), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Unrequited Love" (单恋), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 41(W)×41(H)×5(D) Cm | 16(W)×16(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Sparks Went Up" (火花上升), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Dancing with Delirium" (与狂乱共舞), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Oil Painting On Canvas 141.5(W)×176.5(H)×6.5(D) Cm | 55.7(W)×69.5(H)×2.6(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Beautiful Little Fool" (美丽小傻瓜), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 41(W)×41(H)×5(D) Cm | 16(W)×16(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Noir Blues" (蓝调午夜), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"What a Lady" (淑女如斯), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Chinese Papercut (Jian Zhi 剪紙), Paper Collage, Teakwood 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×5(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Silken Sad Uncertain" (柔软的忧伤), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Powered Speakers, Ldr Sensors, 8 Bit Microcontrollers, Mp3 Players, Nixie Tubes, Teakwood Frame 226(W)×43(H)×8(D) Cm | 89(W)×17(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"The Society of Ignored Inanimates" (看不见的群体), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 48(W)×67(H)×5(D) Cm | 19(W)×26.4(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Grey Reverend" (灰色传教士), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Oil Painting On Canvas 170(W)×137(H)×7(D) Cm | 67(W)×54(H)×2.8(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Brick City" (砖之城), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, Oil Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 103.5(W)×103.5(H)×9(D) Cm | 41(W)×41(H)×3.5(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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Ain't no Bogart" (大长腿), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Stainless Steel Frame 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Capnolagnia" (一只兰州烟), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
"Ain't No Cumming" (九月的高跟鞋), Made in island6, Shanghai 2013 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 42(W)×42(H)×7.5(D) Cm | 16.5(W)×16.5(H)×3(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Fuck Me Like You Love Me", Made in island6, Shanghai 2011 Neon Sign, Stainless Steel Structure 135(W)×105(H)×20(D) Cm © island6 Arts Center
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"Goldfinger" (金指头), Made in island6, Shanghai 2012 Neon Sign, Stainless Steel Structure 61(W)×81(H)×9(D) Cm | 24(W)×32(H)×3.5(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"F for Facetious" (轻浮的”浮), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, Acrylic Painting, Paper Collage, Teakwood Frame 67(W)×48(H)×5(D) Cm | 26.4(W)×19(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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"Good Boy" (乖男孩), Made in island6, Shanghai 2014 Rgb Led Display, One Way Glass, Teakwood Frame 41(W)×41(H)×5(D) Cm | 16(W)×16(H)×2(D) Inches © island6 Arts Center
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Shanghai, China
Birth year
2006
Lives in
Shanghai
Works in
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Phuket
Tags
Shanghai, collective, M50, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed-media, video-art, conceptual, modern, photography, digital
Liu Dao 六岛

ABOUT

Liu Dao 六岛 (or Liù dǎo, a Pinyin phrase meaning "island number 6") is a Shanghai-based art collective of tech-geeks and creative talents driven by innovation and interaction.
The collective produces cutting edge art that constantly contemplates the future of Asia, engages sights and scenes from old and new China and elevates the skills of new talents by working from a communal forum.
Liu Dao's art is visual, interactive, conceptual, humorous, and somber - but always striking, always involving fresh takes on modern technology, and always the product of collaboration.
Since Liu Dao's beginning, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, new media artists, software and digital imaging artists, dancers, writers, engineers and curatorshave worked together to produce original, intriguing shows.


island6 Arts Center often features guest directors and guest curators for different exhibitions, allowing an international and cross-cultural foundation for original ideas to be born from many sources of input rather than one.
The island6 art collective (Liu Dao 六岛) has appeared in acclaimed art fairs around the world, including Art Paris1, the Hong Kong Art Fair2, SHContemporary3, Scope New York4 and Basel5, Art Asia Miami, Los Angeles Art Show and Art Stage Singapore6.
Special invitations for solo and group shows include Louis Vuitton Cultural Space in Taipei7and Macao8, Opposite House9 and Green T. House10 in Beijing, represented by Red Gate Gallery where the group had its first ever solo exhibition11 in August, 2010. In 2011, Liu Dao was invited to The Arts House12 in Singapore for a solo exhibition. Rockbund Art Museum also worked with Liu Dao on a special Christmas Project13 in December that year. The following summer, Liu Dao engaged in an “explain-your-art”14 showcase by special invitation with the Chivas Collective at Three on the Bund. The collective was also invited by Smithsonian Anacostia Museum to display artwork at their fall exhibition.


In recent years, Liu Dao has also forged partnerships with acclaimed galleries in China and around the world. Apart from long-time partners Red Gate Gallery in Beijing, and studio rouge in Shanghai, Liu Dao is also represented by Art Seasons Gallery in Singapore . After that, Liu Dao travelled to Dubai15 where it co-operated with Gallery Etemad. Liu Dao has also travelled to Bangkok16 and New York17, where it is represented by Tally Beck Contemporary and presented two solo shows, 2011's Plugged In18 and 2012's Sin City19.Most recently, Liu Dao established an exciting new collaboration with Bath Street Gallery20of Auckland.
Liu Dao is exclusively represented in Hong Kong at island6’s second space21 in the art district of Sheung Wan.

PHILOSOPHY

The spirit and purpose behind all Liu Dao artworks, literary contributions, and exhibitions is collaboration. The group places emphasis on interaction in order to engage artists, curators and technicians in the process of creating and experiencing art focusing on collective rather than individual values, with the direct aim of benefiting a young Chinese contemporary art scene promotionally and creatively. 
An appealing comparison is to the film industry: the island6 gallery acts as the producer for the artists (actors), curators (film directors), while utilising the skills of cameramen, set designers, choreographers, scenographers, and writers. The digital artworks produced by island6 also use postproduction editors, such as Affect Effect experts or sound designers. Each artwork and exhibition has a cast with credits for people of different skills.

PRODUCTION PROCESS

The art collective is sponsored by island6 Arts Center, an art gallery and production studio in Shanghai’s Moganshan art district, M50. The Arts Center provides all materials and hires the necessary skilled labor or technicians, including volunteers and interns, to assist art production. At island6, all the work exhibited is made on site and specifically for the theme of a trimestral show.
The collective works on a flexible open platform process that ensures all artworks are the result of synergetic thought between multiple collaborators. Brainstorming takes place in the form of conversation, written statements, spontaneous film shoots, and experimentation with prototypes. After curators conceptualise a theme, the artists create pieces specific to the theme of the exhibition. Through this close collaborative process there is an ongoing dialogue between curator, art director and artist.

PEOPLE

The island6 team consists of artists, art directors, curators and guest curators as well as a technical team. When the collective is not making art, each individual helps in running the exhibition space.
The collective regularly invites performers and guest curators to come onboard for individual artworks or themed shows. The collective has ranged from 6 to 22 people since its inception in 2006.

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Liu Dao Art Collective 六岛 has curated at these venues: