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Monday 2 May 2011

The 696 funeral

Please click HERE to view more pictures.

Thanks to everyone who came by to grief with us last saturday. 

Thursday 28 April 2011




Susanne Junker 

Mixed media 混合材料

April 30 2011 – May 20 2011 / 2011430 - 520

Opening reception April 30, 6 pm - 9 pm


stage 候台BACK Gallery is pleased to announce founder and German artist Susanne Junker will present an exhibition entitled "MYSPACE" in the gallery, from April 30 until the gallery's closure on May 20. This will be the final installation in the stage候台BACK Weihai Road 696 space, as the Weihai Road 696 art studios are being closed on May 20, 2011.

stage 候台BACK画廊很高兴地向您宣布:画廊创立者和德国艺术家的Susanne Junker将在这里展示一个名为‘我的空间’的展览。展览时间从430日开始直至696关闭的520日止。这将成为 stage 候台BACK在威海路696的最后一场展览,因为整个威海路696艺术区将在2011520日结束。

The "MYSPACE" installation is a three dimensional portrait of the artist, and a part of Susanne Junker's bodysuit series. The exhibition theme expresses the artist's interpretation regarding herself, her body, existence, opinions and personal freedom. The work explores how some people, not only herself, are impacted by these matters. Using sex dolls, the original cast was for the Japanese market, with a functioning vagina, represents issues affecting women in modern society, such as rape, aggression and violence towards females.


As the last exhibition in the stage候台BACK space in Weihai Road, Junker also sees the installation as a silent protest against the loss of the space, and also comments on the art scene in general by creating a 'fuckable' artwork. She has commoditized her work into a three dimensional sculpture that represents herself and her own feelings of frustration and general disillusionment following the eviction of artists and galleries from the Weihai road 696 studio complex. Using a sex doll as the representation of this period of time in the development of Shanghai city and female individuals in general Junker hopes to create an iconic image of the development of the local society that gives audiences pause for thought on the various issues she would like to raise. The work is also a commentary on the growing predominance of social media globally in peoples lives.


Susanne Junker works internationally as a photographer. She has widely exhibited in Europe and the United States.

Susanne Junker是一名国际化的摄影师。她的艺术广泛地在欧洲和美国展览过。

She created stage候台BACK as an artist run space to increase international dialogue and exchange in China, which she feels is still underdeveloped in Shanghai. During its short history, stage候台BACK has hosted a series of groundbreaking exhibition that have generated interest in the international art press and local media.

她创造 stage候台BACK这一艺术家管理的空间以增加在中国更多艺术上的国际性对话和交流(她个人觉得上海在这一领域尚未发展成熟)。 在它短暂的历史里,stage候台BACK举办了一系列的前所未有的独特展览,也引起国际媒体和本地媒体的兴趣。

Text: Chris Gill


Wednesday 27 April 2011

The last tango

Just received the official flyer for the last 696 community show / party on April 30. If the reason, why this is happening, would not be so sad, I would actually be exited about it.

But anyhow, lets have a big laugh and a drink before they chop our heads off.

Friday 7 May 2010

International artist day at 696 Weihai Lu. . . .

Come all out to visit the artist studios at 696 this saturday and sunday. You are encouraged to wear Pajamas!

To have a style idea, check out the picture below.

Read more here about the banning of Pajamas in Shanghai during the Expo 2010.

Find more details about the 696 event on shanghaieye, smartshanghai, shanghai TALK  and CNN GO.

Friday 16 April 2010

International artist day at 696 Weihai Lu. . . and all around the country...

Ok, let's see, if power issues continue we can light up our art works with candles...

so here it is the flyer




Monday 20 April 2009

Weihai 696 Event photos

696 had a good weekend. Lot's of people came along despite the bad weather on sunday. A documentary about 696 is in its works and it will be on air by ICS TV later this month.


Have a look at more event pics
here and here.

Sunday 19 April 2009

STOP WITH YOUR LIMITED MIND - installation view

Louis Pratt "Faust"

Louis Pratt "Faust"
Qing Qing Yang "Eat fire and spit water"
Qing Qing Yang "Make Up Shanghai"

Qing Qing Yang "Make Up Shanghai"


Laurent Friquet "Indoubleside"

Friday 17 April 2009

Laurent Friquet work - Filmstills "In double side" 電影劇照

on view at 696 open studio 18 / 19 April 2009

上期在696開放工作室18 / 09年4月19日

Thursday 16 April 2009

Yang Qing Qing works -filmstills 電影劇照

stage候台BACK is happy about the participation of video artist Yang Qing Qing for the 696 open studio event - in particular "stop with your limited mind" - tri-ology #1 Filmstills:

stage候台BACK 很高興可以和Yang Qing Qing合作為696開放工作室活動
"stop with your limited mind"
- tri-ology #1

make-up Shanghai 3

make-up Shanghai 2

make-up Shanghai 1

Eat fire and spit water

Tuesday 14 April 2009


Artists on view 藝術家: Laurent Friquet (F) (Video) Louis Pratt (AUS) (Video)Yang Qing Qing(CN ) (Video)

is sponsored by medientech Shanghai Co. Ltd.
感謝medientech Shanghai Co. Ltd.

Saturday 11 April 2009

696 puts its dress on!!! 六九六一藝術工作室.

"we" are getting all fancy and ready for the big open door weekend on April 18th and 19th 2009.

”我們“ 已經準備也很高興等到這週末得 六九六一藝術工作室 18日~19日.09年.

"stop with your limited mind"
stage候台BACK'S contribution to this jour fixe event.

Saturday 4 April 2009

696 Event Map! 事件地圖

Please click on picture to enlarge it!

Here’s the final version of the map for the open studios event at Weihai Road 696 art studios, electronic version… to be used for the event on April 18-19. A documentary team are also making a film about the event.

這是最終版本的地圖開放工作室活動在 696威海路藝術家,電子版... 用在18日~19日的活動。紀錄片團隊也拍電影的活動。
Thanks !!! shanghaieye

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