Open House Exhibition Series

Open House is an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions presenting new work by emerging artists from 2nd, 3rd and 4th tier Chinese cities for one afternoon in a space that is for rent, sale or slated for demolition. There is no equivalent of the American concept Open House in Chinese, but the term Yangbanjian (样板间) conveys a similar feeling where real estate is on display for public consumption. Open House is designed to give people an opportunity to interact with contemporary art beyond the black and white box in a gallery or museum. ChART commissions artists to create a new project based on the Open House model and each project is on view for one Sunday afternoon between 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.




November 24, 2013

Meng Site was born in Shaoyang, Hunan province in 1988 and graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in 2011. Meng will receive his MA from CAFA in 2014. His work responds to the reality and loneliness of growing up as an only child in China. A rising star, his work has been acquired by leading collectors abroad and in China including artist Zeng Fanzhi. Meng Site has devoted two years to experimenting with painting techniques to create this installation, Open House: Black Space / White World.