"To Tsang, C.E."Conceptual Art Exhibition

From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was elected as the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in order to take over for Tung Chee-Hwa. In these two years, Tsang gave many "presents" to Hongkongers. Of course, for visual artists, most of their attention falls onto the gifts presented for the cultural and art development.

**During Tsang¡¦s term in office in 2005-07, government decided to discontinue the single development approach of the West Kowloon Cultural District Project, and started consultancy all over again.The idea of "M+," a visual cultural complex, was then launched¡K Although the West Kowloon project has been just the agendas in meetings of a small group of professionals, the start of the Public Engagement Exercise in September seems to provide an opportunity for the public to have a better look of this project.

**During his term in office in 2005-07, Mr. Tsang supported education reform, which allows more art education elements in the liberal studies curriculum, in order to encourage Hong Kong students to discover that, other than Van Gogh and Picasso, there is an artist called ¡§the King of Kowloon,¡¨ in this world.

**In the beginning of 2006, government changed the land-use of an abandoned factory building in Shek Kip Mei to be a creative art center for at least 5 years. It seems to be a good news for people in the visual art area, though the center has been delayed to open, has spent almost a thousand million for renovation, and does not have a clear picture for long-term development.

**On the 25th of July, 2006, Mr. Tsang made an unofficial visit to the Cattle Depot Artist Village.  On that day, 4 art organizations in the artist village co-signed a suggestion letter about further improvement for Cattle Depot Artist Village. The letter was then handed in to Mr. Tsang by Gum, who is one of the curators for the current exhibition. Afterwards, at the beginning of 2007, the tenants of this artist village were informed with a moving plan, which involves turning the current artist village to be an art space only focuses on performing art, and invites the tenants to move out, despite all their hard-work in this village over the past 6 years.

In the last two years in office, it is obvious that Cheif Executive Donald Tsang did give the local art scene quite a lot of 'support' In the current art exhibition, "To Tsang, C.E.," C&G Artpartment invites five local artists to present the tailor-made artworks for Mr. Tsang with thankfulness.   Understanding that Tsang must have a very busy schedule, we will well organize all the related information and images, and present our art gifts to him in person afterwards, in the hope of providing an opportunity for Mr. Tsang to obtain a better understanding of local art, and perhaps also to show his support of local art by purchasing a piece of work from this exhibit.

Detail:

Presented by:C & G Artpartment

Artists:AU Hoi Lam, LAM Yuk Lin, CHEONG Chi Ping,
CHEUNG Clara, CHENG Yee Man(Gum)

Opening:  6:00pm, (Sat) 29th September, 2007.

Exhibition Period:(Sun)30 September - (Mon)5 November, 2007

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)

Enquiry:: 23909332 or info@CandG-Artpartment.com  

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