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Wednesday 5 June 2013

the secret 7 and the interview by ISC

la self doll et moi

some works 

some works 

the famous nurse dresses

our magazine mock up - soon to be printed

Chris bottle with Chris in background

ICS TV asking questions . . .

Caucasso and the moment of fame

CPG in interview

confused filmstill # 1

confused filmstill # 2

confused filmstill # 3

confused filmstill # 4

the secret 7 document show

Last sunday, on June 2nd, the secret 7 gathered for a last gig at SAS Yang gallery

on 111 Liyan Road, the artist esclave where lot's of the 696-lers ended up.

the secret 7 document show  displayed our last 6 month of art-fun-stuff.

English speaking local ICS TV was also interested and came for an interview.

On air on ICS on June 15.

Keep you posted. . .


Saturday 30 March 2013

we got snapped by Ged

Thanks to Ged for those great shots of the Secret 7 after hanging the Blue show "hang out"!

Tuesday 26 March 2013

BLUE Saturday

this Saturday, March 30, come and join us at the new secret 7 show 


in our club house.

Opening 6 - 9 pm.

English address:

No 48, Lane 248 Taikang Lu, near Sinan Lu, Huangpu district


Chinese address:



Sunday 13 January 2013

Time out mag on Chris Gill's secret 7 club house

Saturday 15 December 2012

more secret 7 更多“秘密7”

Chris Gills new space "THE SECRET 7 CLUBHOUSE" is perking up for another opening of the "secret 7 artists" showcasing a good selection of local Shanghai-nese artists both chinese and foreigners.


The Secret 7 artist group presents


In this world of lost in translation, confused aesthetics, misunderstandings and obscure references, the Secret 7 explore cultural subtexts of life on the edges of different civilizations in the 21st century.
For this event the artists work will be on show in the tourist area of Shanghai which has 3 million visitors a year. Speaking the international language of contemporary art the Secret 7 hope to expand in some way interaction and understanding between different and diverse cultures.
在这个迷失于解读、困惑美学、误解和隐晦所指的世界中  , “秘密7"立于本世纪不同文化的边缘,探索生活的弦外之音。
本次活动的艺术作品将被展出于一个热门的沪上旅游景点,该景点每年接待300万游客。用国际化的语言表达当代艺术,  “秘密7" 希望扩大不同文化及多种文化之间的互动和理解方式。

The opening is tomorrow, info below the photographs. Note: the 50 RMB curry and one bottle of beer - and every beer after is 10 kuai, a great deal by partner restaurant "The Kommune".

So - no artist will starve and stay dry. We'll warm up with enough to drink and a good time.

some of mine 7 secret photographs and Liu Taos works

here with Caucasso

mixed media
Sunday, Dec 16, 4 pm - 8 pm
House No. 48, lane 248, Taikang Road (behind Kommune)


Thursday 13 September 2012

Secret 7 at YY's Pop-up Exhibition

PHEW! what a whirlwind of a week that was. Our Secret 7 pop-up exhibition at YY's opening night attracted a great turn out and everyone seemed to be having A LOT of fun. The works looked brilliant hung in an alternative space to the galleries white cube and seemed to re-energize the newly re-discovered basement bar at YY's. It has definitely got us thinking about possible alternative exhibition spaces in the future...(stay posted!)


Sunday 9 September 2012

SmartShanghai features stage候台BACK's Susanne Junker on "My Weekender"!

Check out Susanne's article in SmartShanghai as she takes us through her weekend, talking about alternative gallery spaces, Secret7 at YY's and the crazy Shanghai Art Week that has been. 

Wednesday 5 September 2012

what's on?

this is on.

the secret 7!

source: smart shanghai

Tuesday 4 September 2012

beautiful YY's

YYs has been a popular spot for visiting people working in the areas of arts, literature, film and music over this long period. In the world of metaphor it is akin to losing Shanghai’s Viper room.

SAD NEWS! Us, the former 696 residence, this is something to remember - loosing a space! Yet, how to compare 3 years (my 696 time) to 15 (!) years in Shanghais buzzing madness????


Smart Shanghai covers it HERE

Text below:

It's been a long time coming, there have been rumors flying around for the past few years, but we can now tell you categorically that YY's, the much-loved bar on Nanchang Lu, will close after this weekend. From what we understand, Sunday will be the last day. 

However, all is not lost, the bar will keep its downstairs area, and live on, down there, in new form. The upstairs has been taken back by the landlord (boo, hiss) who will attempt to turn it into another bar. Update: The furniture is being moved into downstairs YY's right now and the bar should be open from this evening, 6pm-6am. There's also a happy hour, 7-9pm, with two-for-one-drinks. So if you head down to the bar, go straight downstairs, the upstairs is closed for show installation tonight and tomorrow. 

YY's is one of the oldest bars in Shanghai that's still going. It's been slopping drinks in the same space for more than 15 years. When it opened, it was one of the hottest bars in Shanghai, regularly attracting a queue down the street for its parties. As the bar and club scene became more crowded over the past 10 years, it became a drinking den and a smoke hole, open 24-hours a day for many years, selling basic food in the tranquil wood-lined upstairs room. The downstairs remained closed for many years but opened again about a year ago, though it's rarely been used. 

This Thursday an art show arranged by StageBACK opens in the upstairs bar and will be shown until Sunday. The show, coincidental with this weekend's SH Contemporary art fair, will feature seven Shanghai-based artists who are "similarly going through a process of renewal and re-understanding," like the bar. 

Cheers to you, YingYang, a truly exceptional bar in a city that has few. Long may you live and prosper in your old subterranean digs.

M 50 joint opening tomorrow

Tomorrow, Shanghai art week kicks of with its legendary M50 compound joint opening uniting visiting crowds and galleries.

My partner gallery EASTLINK has a show on view, see details below. Me - for myself leave behind the white cube walls and move to the french concession to another legendary space - YY's - for 4 days during fair time - SH contemporary is opening doors tomorrow with preview, vernissage and a fancy party on Bund 3.

So if you are not dizzy after to much of much come and see the late night show at YY's.















Dear Friends of Eastlink Gallery,

We cordially invite you to the opening of Shadow Painting-Works on paper by YU Aijun. 

Shadow Paining-Works on paper by Yu Aijun


Opening: Wednesday 5 September, 17:00-19:00, 2012


Duration: September 5-16, 2012

Eastlink Gallery is pleased to present Shadow Painting-Works on paper by Yu Aijun. One distinct character of Yu’s works is that they create a sense of distance, shadowed yet very powerful. The artist treats small details in a way as if they embody great significance. Yu’s works on paper breathe the air of confidence and calmness, which can be easily received by the audience. By adapting the uncertainty the rubbing technique creates, Yu explores the treasure mine of paper paintings, extracts and formulates an expressive method of his own character.


This exhibition will showcase Yu Aijun’s most recent works on paper, show lasts until September 16.


Yu Aijun, born 1971, in Liaoning province, China, now works and lives in Shenyang.

Friday 31 August 2012

Reason 15

The 16 reasons from the master!


Asking: why don't you love me anymore?

for taking sanctimonious pleasure in obscuring the truth.


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