On the airport side road, near Chaochangdi, there’s a gallery complex with this unfinished gallery space. I was told that the Osage chain of galleries rented it for two years with the intention of opening a new branch there but the downturn stopped that. A little shimmying under a gate and the distraction of a small car crash on the adjoining road helped me get in.
There were barking dogs initially that raised my adrenaline level but they and I settled down to appreciate the birdsong and rustling leaves with the background rumble of traffic. The lighting is particularly theatrical.
May 30, 2009