Primitive Contemporary III series--
PRIMITIVE CRAFTSMANSHIP . CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE


This is in fact the third round of the "Primitive Contemporary" exhibition series. The first and two shows in the series focused mainly on stop-motion animation, while the upcoming exhibition, "Primitive Craftsmanship . Contemporary Sculpture," will be about sculptures. It is going to take place in C&G Art Garden at Tai Tong Lychee Valley, Yuen Long, with six local artists using mainly on-site materials for their sculptures, assemblages or installations. The participating artists will work with various primary materials from the Lychee Valley, like woods, tree trucks, stones etc., and exhibit their craftsmanship in a series of three-dimensional artworks under the theme of "art and living." The completed works will mainly be exhibited at the outdoor space near by C&G Art Garden. Some of the works may also be located at different areas inside Lychee Valley. Accompany with this exhibition are art education workshops and artist talk. 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:Tai Tong Lychee Valley and C & G Artpartment
Co-organizer: Rolin Education
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council

Artists:CHAN Kwok Man(Bill), CHEONG Chi Ping(Ban), Chris COOK, HO Yuen Leung,LAU Hok Shing(Hanison), TANG Kwok Hin

Opening: 4:00pm, (Sun) 27 March, 2011
Guest at the Opening:
Ms. TAM Mei Yee(Eve), Curator, Art Promotion Office
Ms. CHOI Tsz Kwan(Ger), Chairman of Arts Education Group, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Mr. LEUNG Fuk Yuen, Member, Yuen Long District Council
Mr. LEUNG Sun Fat, spokesman of Tai Tong Lychee Valley

Exhibition Period:(Sat) 2 April, 2011 - (Sun)1 May, 2011

Exhibition Time:11:00am - 5:30pm, Saturday and Sunday
Exhibition Venue: C&G Art Garden (next to the strawberry garden), Tai Tong Lychee Valley, 8 Tai Tong Road, Yeun Long, N.T., Hong Kong

Fee: Free to visit C&G Art Garden @ Tai Tong Lychee Valley, $20 entrance fee to the other area of Tai Tong Lychee Valley

Transportation:
Bus K66 from Long Ping MTR Station, or Red Minibus to Tai Tong from Hung Min Court next to City Mall.
***Visitors are welcome to take the free shuttle bus on the following three Sundays at Long Ping MTR Station Exit F Ground Floor (Wang Yip Street South) to see the exhibition: a. 27th March--2pm, b. 24th April --11am and c. 1st May –11am.
Each shuttle bus has 55 seats. Please call 23909332 to reserve.


ART EDUCATION WORKSHOP
Theme:Site-Specific Sculpture
Content:Students will
I. visit the site-specific artworks or the working progress of artists in the exhibit
II. recognize the characteristics of site-specific art (handouts about the topic will be designed for students from different levels)
III. develop site-specific artworks in groups at Lychee Valley, using mainly plaster and various fabric pieces
Date:Between March and May (schools are welcome to schedule any dates in between)
Time:Each session lasts 3 hours (before 6pm)
Target:Primary students above P4, and all secondary students
Instructors:Art instructors from C&G Artpartment
Fee:$38 each (including materials)
Capacity:20-60 students at a time (the ratio of teacher:student is no more than 1:30)

ARTIST TALK
Seminar:6:30 - 8:00pm, (Sat) 9 April, 2011
Theme: "The Right Place and Right Time for Art"
Seminar Venue:C & G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward,Kowloon, Hong Kong (Behind Pioneer Centre)
Fee: Free of charge

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



BACKGROUND AND CONCEPT OF THE EXHIBITION:
Background
At the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2009, the Development Bureau launched the revitalization projects for historic buildings through a partnership scheme. It definitely is the positive attempt of the government to have public education about heritage conservation. Long before then, the property usage of current Cattle Depot Artist Village and Jockey Club Creative Arts Center have been changed for the arts. Another recent example is Central Police Station Compound. The transformation of these architectures triggers concern over the dilemma between the conservation of the original history and the development of the contemporary, and also brings about the question of how to have a harmony of the "primitive" and "contemporary".

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. The first and two shows in the series focused mainly on stop-motion animation, while the upcoming exhibition, "Primitive Craftsmanship . Contemporary Sculpture," will be about sculptures. It is going to take place in C&G Art Garden at Tai Tong Lychee Valley, Yuen Long, with six local artists using mainly on-site materials for their sculptures, assemblages or installations. The participating artists will work with various primary materials from the Lychee Valley, like woods, tree trucks, stones etc., and exhibit their craftsmanship in a series of three-dimensional artworks under the theme of "art and living." The completed works will mainly be exhibited at the outdoor space near by C&G Art Garden. Some of the works may also be located at different areas inside Lychee Valley. Accompany with this exhibition are art education workshops and artist talk. Please refer to the followings for the details and feel free to call 23909332 for other enquiries.

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