Besides exhibitions in C&G Artpartment's venue at Prince Edward (HK), C&G also collaborate with different organizations and curate different exhibitions or art events in various sites, like

1. "Walking to The City" (行路上省城) at Fringe Club (HK) & Fei Gallery (Guangzhou)(2010)
2. "Summer Art Cadets" at Hong Kong Museum of Art (2011, 2012, 2013)
3. "Under The Bird's Nest" at MTR Central Station's Art Tube (2008)
4. "Art Walk Extra" in Art Walk, Central, Hong Kong (2008)
5. "Art.School.Village Mixing with C&G" in Emptyscape project in Ping Che, N.T., Hong Kong(2013)
6. "Primitive Craftsmanship‧Contemporary Sculpture" at Tai Tong Lychee Valley, N.T., Hong Kong (2011)
7."Primitive Craftsmanship‧Contemporary Mechanism" at Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong (2011)
8."The Ten Practices" by Project 226, at Pao Gallery, Arts Center, Hong Kong (2011)
9."生生不息" exhibition for the grand opening of CSS shop, Central, Hong Kong (2009)



《原始手動‧當代機械》立體藝術作品展覽


主辦:時差 / 策劃:鄭怡敏/ 合辦: C & G藝術單位/ 場地:藝術公社
資助:香港藝術發展局

邀請藝術家:
區家耀、張震揚、張嘉莉、程展緯、朱耀煒、羅至傑、黃國才、黃慧妍
開幕時間: 二零一一年十月九日(星期日) 下午4:00
展覽日期: 二零一一年十月十一日(星期二) 至 十月二十日(星期四)
展覽時間: 星期二 至 星期日,中午12:00 – 下午8:00
地點: 香港 九龍 土瓜灣 馬頭角道63號 牛棚藝術村12號單位 藝術公社
費用: 費用全免,歡迎各界人士參觀

藝術家分享會
分享會時間: 二零一一年十月九日(星期日) 下午4:45 - 6:00
題目:「手動有幾巴閉?」

分享會地點: 香港 九龍 土瓜灣 馬頭角道63號 牛棚藝術村12號單位 藝術公社

費用: 費用全免,歡迎各界人士參與




Primitive Contemporary III series—Primitive Craftsmanship‧Contemporary Mechanism

Presented by: STRA
Curated by: Gum Cheng
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 - (Thu)20 October, 2011
Exhibition Time:12:00noon - 8:00pm, 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
Artist Talk: 4:45 - 6:00pm, (Sun) 9 October, 2011
Theme: “What is so great about manual mechanism?”
Venue:Artist Commune, Unit 12 Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, Tokwawan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fee: Free of charge



by CHU Yiu Wai


by Kacey WONG





展覽背景
近年,政府與公眾對保育的意識不斷提高,對推土式高度城市化發展的必要性作出質疑;對保留歷史文化建築及生態抱較正面的反映,已非一面倒的清拆重建。例如十年前的牛棚藝術村、四年前的石硤尾賽馬會創意藝術中心,及最近「湧現」的中區警署建築群、荷李活道前已婚警察宿舍、灣仔藍屋等,都是改變原有物業用途為藝術空間的例子。這些例子,觸發保留原始歷史與發展當代未來的矛盾問題,也帶出「原始」的魅力如何能與「當代」的概念融合,相得益彰。

「原始」、「當代」的轉化
本計劃透過參與藝術家以「原始」、低技術(lo-tech)的創作形式(包括:繪畫、單格動畫、手動機械),去進行創作,把高科技設施的投入減至最低,踏踏實實,去展現「當代」的社會文化題材。

文化歷史使命 及 象徵的轉化
本計劃共有兩項獨立但具共同理念的展覽活動,每項展覽分別於兩個不同的藝術空間進行(包括:C & G藝術花園@大棠荔枝園 及 土瓜灣牛棚藝術村)。 C & G藝術花園@大棠荔枝園是由一所千多平方尺田園村屋及數千尺草地轉化成的大自然另類藝術空間;牛棚藝術村由主宰生存死亡的屠宰場轉化成本地第一個官方承認的藝術村。兩個各具特色的藝術空間,體現其原始歷史使命隨時代變化,其變化經歷反映當代文化發展,反映藝術生態的生存模式與適應性,也正好讓藝術家反思:
1. 藝術與生活、2. 藝術與生存,這兩個基本問題。透過本計劃,探討基本藝術形態的轉化。先是表現點、線、面的雕塑展覽;後是發展至立體、互動的手動機械藝術展覽。每項展覽都是以原始技術為基本創作條件,以低技術(lo-tech)展現高技巧(hi-skill)。

《原始當代》計劃系列至今已是第三回,第一、二回主題都是單格動畫,第三回主題是雕塑及機械。是次《原始當代‧三》計劃系列 之《原始手動‧當代機械》立體藝術作品展覽,將於土瓜灣牛棚藝術村藝術公社舉行,共邀請到8位本地藝術家參與,藝術家將以機械形式,創作手動機械作品。預計8位藝術家將每人創作一件或一組有關《藝術與生存》的手動機械。鼓勵作品能達到互動,讓觀眾能參與。


by Gavin AU


by Gavin AU
Exhibition Title:“Primitive Contemporary III” series— “Primitive Craftsmanship‧Contemporary Mechanism”
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 Kwa 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.


by CHING Chin Wai (Luke)

by Martin CHEUNG


by LO Chi Kit


by Clara CHEUNG


by Doris WONG


Opening


Artist Talk


Artists group photo