Open House embodies ChART Contemporary’s mission of bringing together art and people through curatorial initiatives that educate, stimulate and support the production of new work by emerging artists. Open House is inspired by marketing tools used by local real estate developers to sell property based on showrooms that are designed to reflect the living standards desired in China today. Open House evolved from the American marketing concept where doors are opened to the public for an afternoon and potential buyers, renters and lookers are invited to visit a property. While the concept has different characteristics in each country, Open House has a commonality where anything is possible and the world is yours for the taking.
The Open House series presents a site-specific project for one afternoon in a space that is for rent, sale, abandoned or slated for demolition. The Open House series gives people an opportunity to interact with contemporary art beyond the black and white walls in a gallery or museum. There is no equivalent of the American concept Open House in Chinese, but the term yangbanjian, which means showroom, conveys a similar feeling where real estate is on display for public consumption.
ChART Contemporary Collaborates with DALeast for another Open House: Royal Pond, a Series of Curatorial Experiments Reflecting Our Mission of Bringing Together Art and People. Join us on June 21, 2009, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and experience a new site-specific installation created by DAL and curated by ChART Contemporary. More
ChART Contemporary Collaborates with WAZA to Test the Open House exhibition model, reflecting our Mission of Bringing Together Art & People. Join us on April 19 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and experience Open House: Post Space, a New Video Series Created by WAZA and Curated by ChART Contemporary. Join us on April 19 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. and experience Open House: Post Space, a New Video Series Created by WAZA and Curated by ChART Contemporary. More