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《策你老毛》就是十個小計劃的成果出現在八個地點，其實當中只有兩天時間是同時進行。現在，各個小計劃陸續完結，餘下在土瓜灣牛棚藝術村的「聲音藝術」、太子C & G藝術單位的「撰寫計劃書」及「藝術評論」、深水埗百尺公園的「攝影」、油麻地Kubrick的「郵遞藝術」、及中環sense99的「雕塑」，均將在2015年10月底完結，未參觀的朋友，歡迎參觀，費用全免。
“Curate No More” Gum’s Art project (2013-2015) consists of 10 art projects conducted in the past two years. These projects are exhibited at 8 different venues around Hong Kong since August (e.g. veunes inside university, private club, shop, old apartment building, heritage architecture etc). (For more information about various exhibitions, please check the attached file: CurateNoMore_Time_Place_OK4.doc)
Following the curatorial practice of many local government institutes, Gum’s art projects are categorized into different types, according to the art medium being applied in each project. Two years were spent on these ten projects for weekly experiments that were repetitive, simplistic and structurally boring. To accumulate bit by bit is the essential key for all the ten projects. Gum started this series of projects on September 1st, 2013. Since then, he repeated the pre-designed tasks every week for 100 weeks, in order to have slow but sustainable development for his artworks to be exhibited in the end of the two years as a summary and review. Besides exploring how to make art through accumulation for a long period of time, the contents of the projects are all closely related to the artist’s daily life.
For example, the “sound art” piece at Cattle Depot Artist Village (To Kwa Wan) is about how Gum CHENG called back more than 100 telephone promoters who called Gum within the period of September, 2013 and August, 2015. Gum called back in a boring manner similar to the style of most telephone promoters, to invite the phone operators to his exhibitions.
The exhibit at ‘100 ft Park’ displays a photo series of Gum’s two daughters at the same spot, with the same postures, every week in the past two years. The 400 4R photos document the changes of the daughter, in terms of their physical growth and also their different dressing styles throughout the years.
The ‘mail art’ series at Kubrick, Yau Ma Tei, consists of 75 replied letters from Chief Executive Office, in response to Gum’s 100 weekly letters posted to the Chief Executive in the past two years. The exhibit also has a video documenting how Gum CHENG opened the 75 replied letters with similar content, all at once, in front of the Chief Executive office in September, 2015.
“Curate No More” Gum’s Art project (2013-2015) is a complicated project involving many different layers and many different exhibition locations. To a certain extent, it is quite confusing. Perhaps, even exhibitions organized by government art institutes would not be able to obtain such confusing effect. Besides being an individual artistic project, “Curate No More” also is a critique of the curatorial direction of local institutes and an explorer for more possibilities for exhibitions.
“Curate No More” summarizes 10 small art projects at 8 different exhibition sites. There are totally two days when all the exhibitions take place all at once. Now, as some of the exhibits have ended, what remain on show til the end of October, 2015, include ‘sound art’ at Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, ‘proposal writing’ and ‘art criticism’ at C&G Artpartment, Prince Edward, ‘photography’ at 100 ft Park, Sham Shui Po, ‘mail art’ at Kubrick, Yau Ma Tei, ‘sculpture’ at sense99, Central. All the shows are free of charge and welcome all to visit!
主辦/Presented by: C & G藝術單位 Artpartment
策劃/Curated by： 張嘉莉 CHEUNG Clara
藝術家/Artist：鄭怡敏(阿金) CHENG Yee Man(Gum)
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