Open House - Oh, It’s Like That

ChART Contemporary collaborates with Cheng Guangfeng for Open House: Oh, It’s Like That-a series of curatorial experiments reflecting our mission of bringing together art and people on November 15 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Open House: Oh, It’s Like That is a site-specific mixed media installation. Cheng Guangfeng (b. 1983) was inspired to create this installation while contemplating how mundane situations often get blown out of proportion and become controversial social issues, which can lead to heated debates, rumors and miscommunication. Through technical drawings and “scientific” research accompanied by variations of a beating human heart, Mr. Cheng is poking fun at life and reminding us to make conclusions based on meticulous research.

Cheng Guangfeng is an emerging artist from Shenyang, Liaoning Province. He studied 3D Design at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore where he specialized in ceramics. Since moving back to his hometown, Mr. Cheng’s practice has shifted towards performance art and site-specific conceptual installations that incorporate sound, sculpture, drawing, and light to reflect on personal memory and universal human fragility. Combining attention to detail and scientific precision with a satirical humor, his work is deeply influenced by growing up in a postindustrial Chinese city.