ChART HOME : Dashilar Beijing, China

ChART Contemporary and Open House Living collaborate to produce ChART HOME at Dashilar from September 24 – October 3, 2011. ChART HOME is an extension of ChART’s Open House curatorial series and one of the selected pop-up shops invited to participate in the first Beijing Design Week.

Open House Living is a Hong Kong based lifestyle brand bringing together art & design. Located in the heart of Dashilar, our Duplex (No. 98) is a conceptual installation that considers the function and significance of HOME. Join us on September 24th from 6-9 pm for the opening of Beijing Design Week and kick-off the Home is Where the Heart is postcard project. Participating artists include: Chen Ke, Huang Xiaoliang and Zhang Xiangxi. ChART HOME will be open to the public from September 25 – October 3, 2012 from 2 – 8 pm.

Home is Where the Heart is

On March 28, 2010, Chen Ke transformed a 10 sqm underground “residence” into A Room of One’s Own. The installation of hand embroidered objects and home furnishings created for ChART Contemporary’s Open House curatorial series turned the dark and tiny room into a comfortable home where people felt content and hopeful. Inspired by this project, ChART Contemporary invited Chen Ke to expand on the concept of home; leading to the Home is Where the Heart is postcard project. Thanks to the convenience of modern day technology, writing a letter or a postcard is a dying tradition. While we are living in the Internet era, home remains where the heart is. There is something special about receiving a hand written note with a human touch from a friend or loved one. During Beijing Design Week we invite you into ChART Home to interact with Chen Ke’s installation and send a postcard home. During the exhibition, postcards will be on display and at the closing on October 3, we will mail the postcards off to your loved ones. ChART Contemporary mailed over 500 postcards to 24 different countries coincidentally 24 different provinces in China.

Special Thanks To:
Unity Art Design and Open House Living for supporting this project.