Apartment: A User’s Manual Ce Yijie
01 Nov 2014 – 21 Dec 2014
am art space
The new location of am art space is in Carter Apartment, the preserved historical building on Fengxian Rd, Jingan district. As the area was in England Concession of Shanghai, Carter Apartment was built in England style in 1920s. As the apartment is for senior polices for England Concession of Shanghai, it is one of the first modern apartments built with elevator in Shanghai.
With the concept of “white cube”, add moderate architectural details from 20’s Shanghai, the new location in basement of Carter Apartment makes am art space very different character from the previous one. The complex architectural construction, no windows in exhibition room, 90 years old handrail of staircase, the metal part of water pipe which is left on the white wall…… all of these interesting details lead you in an indistinct age world. The new space reduces the sweetness like a lady in Xiangshan villa, presents in neutral, calm and controlled in trying circumstances, as a gentleman.