Open Dialogue 5---“C & G: A Passion For Creation”



Presented by C & G Artpartment

Cureated by:Luke Ching

Opneing and Press Conference 6:30pm, (Sun) 16 August, 2009

Exhibition Period:(Mon) 17 August, 2009 - (Sun)30 August, 2009

Exhibition Time: 2:00 - 7:30pm, Thursday to Monday, (Closed on Tue, Wed and Public Holiday)

Address:3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Behind Pioneer Centre. Close to Prince Edward MTR Station Exit B2)

Background:

In order to celebrate the closings of “Louis Vuitton: A Passion For Creation,” and the four Open Dialog exhibitions in Hong Kong Museum of Art, C&G Artpartment collaborates with artist Luke Ching to put up the current exhibit: “C&G: A Passion For Creation.” Spending the leftover from the budget of “HK$5,900,000,” this exhibit has been prepared for more than two days and is completely funded by taxpayers (two representatives of the local taxpayers). It consists of many masterpieces. Besides those exhibited in the LV show, like works about Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, Gilbert & George, we also have works about Damien Hirst, Tom Friedmen, Jaspar Johns, Pierre et Gilles, Marina Abramovic, Yves Klein… etc. and masterpieces like “Going to School during the Qing-Ming Festival” and the long lost sculpture from “Yuen Ming Yuen.” The architectural model of “Woofer Ten Art Museum” will also be displayed to the public for the first time. With the crossover of fashion and the “Artwork On Loan” project, the “Aftermath” fashion series will be on show … the estimated number of visitors is about 180,000.

C & G and Art
C&G Artpartment Foundation has a two-year-long history, same as the LV art foundation. C&G Artpartment has both an art gallery and a visual art education unit. It has a close link with the art world in all these years and is a pioneer of the art of filling up cracks in the current art scene. Working closely with the mass media, C&G uses art to respond to social and cultural issues, and has developed a unique aesthetic philosophy.

The arrival of Clara Cheung as artistic director in 2007 reinforced C&G’s ties with artists, notably through exemplary collaborations with Gum Cheng, Law Man-Lok and Luke Ching.

In Hong Kong, C&G brings this exciting story of life illustrating the creative process through installations combining works of art and archive documents.

The Exhibit of the collections of C&G Artpartment Foundation
The Architectural Project: Woofer Ten

The unknown iconic architect has designed a powerful and innovative building to embody the ambitions of the C&G Artpartment Foundation. He has successfully combined dreams and reality with technological and artistic innovation by using cardboard as the primary exterior material to complement its natural environment, which plays a principlal role in the architectural spirit and inspiration of the C&G Artpartment Foundation. This premises will be located in the shopping area of West Kowloon (Yau Ma Tai). It will be devoted to housing a series of galleries designed to accommodate both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. It will a grand opening in October.

The Collection, a Choice
This exhibition of a selection of works from the Foundation brings together a number of significant small-scale reproductions by European, American and Chinese artists. These reflect an energetic urban culture, leading to fictional landscapes located somewhere between dreams and adventure. Artists include Gilbert & George、Damien Hirst、Tom Friedmen、Jaspar Johns、Pierre et Gilles、 Marina Abramovic、Yves Klein、Van Gogh、Tozer Pak, Richard Prince etc. Besides, works by recongnised international artists working in the medium of video will also be shown.

Ticket Price:
30cents (no changes provided). Open to public.

Associated Programs (NOT PROVIDED)
Exhibition Catalogue
Education Corner
Audio Guide
Speical Lecture
Art Workshop
Video Collections by “Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Creation”

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