C&G Artpartment is a Hong Kong based, multidisciplinary art space, involving an art exhibition space, a visual art education unit, a small art book store etc... With a strong concern over the local art ecology, C&G helps develop new flavors in the local art scene, use art to respond to social and cultural issues, and provide art education programs for the public. Its essential goal is to fill up the crack in the current art scene, and become an art space for idea exchanges.



Current and Upcoming Art Activities:






Residency: East Asia Dialogue #5

r:ead has evolved to be a yearly project taking place in different East Asian cities led by different directors. The program is conducted in four languages: Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Korean and English. Translators play a key role in r:ead to help different artists and curators who present in their mother-tongues to communicate with each other. Inspired by both the dialogue-based format and critical content from their previous experience in r:ead #4, C&G Artpartment proudly takes turn to host r:ead #5, with the theme on “Myth ‧History‧Identity” for exploration in June 2017 in Hong Kong.

Date:15/6 - 25/6/2017
Please refer to the program leaflet for public events during r:ead #5.









"Journey to the East" Art Exhibition

This exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ brings together a new body of paintings created by Chris Cook over the last few years in Hong Kong. Having left her native Hong Kong for the UK in the 1990s to pursue her studies, Chris Cook relocated back to Hong Kong several years ago. The title of the exhibition ‘Journey to the East’ reflects this vibrant, colourful, crowded, and noisy city, as well as the environments and colours she has encountered around Southeast Asia which continue to provide her with inspiration.

Artist: Chris Cook
Opening Reception: 7th July 2017, from 6pm at C&G Artpartment









Under-The-Bed Screening

In 2017, C&G has hosted two under-the-bed screenings so far, with aritsts Ocean Leung and Josh Hon. We've been busy working on the r:ead #5 project afterwards, but will continue to launch more under-the-bed screenings in the second half of 2017! Thanks!
**To review our past Under-The-Bed Screenings, please check out:
!!C&G Under-The-Bed Screening!!





Exhibitions in the Past:
2007-2008:

Back To The Basic

ToTsang,C.E.

0771

The Preview of New
West Kowloon Exhibition Venue

Sick Leave

Under The Bird's Nest

2009-2010:

Greedy?

CPR

6644Fix It

C & G: A Passion For Creation

Primitive Contemporary II

Nothing But Development

2010-2011:

West KLN Cultural
Revolution District

Hong Kong Whispers

Primitive Contemporary 3

6000

Primitive Contemporary 4

2012-2014:

Art Hotpot (Poland)

Art Hotpot (HK)

Official Retraining Scheme

"Mumbai Art Exchange" Documentation Exhibition

"International Sick Leave Day 2013"

"Not Yet Art Fair"

"HK-Israel Art Exchange"

"I'm a Grade D Artist"

"Is There Love In This Air?"

"Apartment Curatorial"

2015-2016:

In Search of the Peachland

TransWalk -
performance art
exchange documentation

Curate No More
Art Project

"Dialogues in Tin Shui Wai" Touring Exhibition

His-Stories --
Self-Portraits
Exhibition of Gum Cheng

2016-present:

Decongestants for West-Kowloonization
: Soil PLAY

"Curate No More"
Book Launch

Decongestants for West-Kowloonization
: On Fire

Decongestants for West-Kowloonization
: We Wet



Art Talks in the Past:
Artist Talk on the Contemporary Art Scene in Poland (Dec 3, 2008)
Art Talk Series in Feb 2009 ("A Study of Alternative Art Communities" and "Reverse Reality")
Fluxus Film Fest, curated by Piet Trantel (11 Dec, 2010)
LAW Man Lok Cultural Exchange Sharing session(20 Dec, 2013)
"ARTIVISM ---Based on personal experience and practice" by Rokko Juhasz (from Slovakia / Hungary) (14 Apr, 2016)


Publication:

1. "In Search of the Peachland" Project Catalogue

This is the documentation of the art exchange project between Busan and Kam Tin, curated by C&G, in 2015.


2. “Curate No More” Gum’s Art Project (2013-2015)

This is the documentation of the ten art projects Gum CHENG did from 2013 to 2015, under the title of "Curate No More".


3."Black White Q&A 2007-2010" Gum CHENG Yee Man Solo Art Exhibition"

4.C & G STOP-MOTION ANIMATION 2009"


The background for these animation pieces lies in the 13-day art camp at Puck, Poland in Sept, 2009. Applying their previous experience at other residency programs, C&G chose to make stop-motion animations, which involve both drawing and photograph.

5. "C & G Artpartment 2007-08"
Please click "here" to download the online version in .pdf format.

This publication is about the living condition of C&G Artpartment in 2007-2008, consisting of 7 interviews with participating artists, articles by an art critic and other audience. This is printed in both Chinese and English, with 270 pages, and can serve very well for liberal arts studies for the contemporary art scene in Hong Kong. Please click here for more info and selling spots!