Chambers Fine Art | Beijing
In 2007 the opening of Chambers Fine Art Beijing in a building designed by Ai Weiwei greatly expanded the ability of the gallery to represent the work of influential established artists as well as young emerging talents. The transformation of Caochangdi from a village in the north east of Beijing into a major arts center began when Ai built his own studio/house there in 1999 and subsequently designed many other buildings in the area. Chambers Fine Art is located in the Red Brick Art Galleries and is entered through a courtyard which used for the display of sculpture. The courtyard is enclosed by the symmetrical gallery building which consists of two large galleries to the east and west and a smaller gallery to the rear for video, installations etc. As in New York, the incorporation of open space into the design of the building permits an unusual degree of flexibility in the planning of installations, cultural and social events.