Primitive Contemporary III series--
PRIMITIVE CRAFTSMANSHIP . CONTEMPORARY MECHANISM


This is in fact the third round of the “Primitive Contemporary” exhibition series. While the first and second rounds in the series focused mainly on stop-motion animation, the upcoming exhibition, “Primitive Craftsmanship•Contemporary Mechanism,” (the second show in Primitive Contemporary III) will be about mechanical sculptures. It is going to take place at Artist Commune in Cattle Depot Artist Village, with eight local artists using manual mechanism for their art creation. The artists will each present one set of artwork that responds to the theme, “Art and Survival.” Many of the pieces will be interactive and involve the participation of the audience. There will be an artist talk at the opening ceremony. Please refer to the followings for the details and feel free to call 23909332 for other enquiries.

Curated and Presented by :STRA
Co-presented by:C & G Artpartment
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Artists:AU Ka Yiu(Gavin), CHEUNG Chun Yeung(Martin), CHEUNG Clara, CHING Chin Wai(Luke), CHU Yiu Wai(Price), LO Chi Kit(Lock), WONG Kwok Choi(Kacey), WONG Wai Yin(Doris)

Opening: 4:00pm, (Sun) 9 October, 2011

Exhibition Period:(Tue) 11 October, 2011 - (Thur)20 October, 2011

Exhibition Time:12 - 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Exhibition Venue: Artist Commune, Unit 12 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Fee: Free of charge

ARTIST TALK
Time:4:45 - 6:00pm, (Sun) 9 October, 2011
Theme: "What is so great about manual mechanism?"
Seminar Venue:Artist Commune, Unit 12 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fee: Free of charge

Enquiry:M: 23909332 E:info@CandG-Artpartment.com



BACKGROUND AND CONCEPT OF THE EXHIBITION:

The Transformation of Primitive and Contemporary
The current project attempts to reveal the contemporary society and culture through a “primitive” fashion. Eliminating the involvement of high-end technology, participating artists will use various lo-tech art media (like painting, stop-motion animation, low-tech mechanics) to make their artworks, in order to be back to basics.
The Transformation of the missions and symbolic meanings in the cultural history
The current project involves two independent exhibition events with the same concepts. The two exhibitions will take place at two different art spaces: C&G Art Garden @ Tai Tong Lychee Valley, and Cattle Depot Artist Village in To Kwan Wan.
C&G Art Garden is an independent art space transformed from a thousand-square-feet farmhouse and the nearby grassland. On the other hand, Cattle Depot Artist Village is the first officially recognized artist village transformed from a slaughterhouse that once dictated lives and deaths. Both venues have their uniqueness and have experienced the transformation of their functions and missions throughout the ages. The changes do not only reveal the development of the contemporary culture, but also the flexibility and survival tactics of the habitats within the local art ecology. These two unique venues help provide a nice opportunity for the artists to search for a critical response to the two basic issues in our art ecology: 1. art and living, and 2. art and survival. The current project attempts to look into the transformation of the basic art forms. The first exhibit in the series is about dots, lines and shapes in sculptures, while the second one is about interactive mechanics that are manually driven. Applying the primitive technology in the art forms, the two exhibitions will showcase “hi-skill” with “lo-tech.”

This is in fact the third round of the “Primitive Contemporary” exhibition series. While the first and second rounds in the series focused mainly on stop-motion animation, the upcoming exhibition, “Primitive Craftsmanship•Contemporary Mechanism,” (the second show in Primitive Contemporary III) will be about mechanical sculptures. It is going to take place at Artist Commune in Cattle Depot Artist Village, with eight local artists using manual mechanism for their art creation. The artists will each present one set of artwork that responds to the theme, “Art and Survival.” Many of the pieces will be interactive and involve the participation of the audience. There will be an artist talk at the opening ceremony. Please refer to the followings for the details and feel free to call 23909332 for other enquiries.

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