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:





Decongestants for West-Kowloonization: On Fire 2017
Artists are invited to express their views on different ridiculous current issues in town, through burning off their artworks mainly made out of paper and bamboo sticks.
The burning ritual involves:
“trading”: to invite “spirits” to help impossible missions on earth;
“fire”: to turn everything into ashes; “anger release” after filing one’s complaints to the spirits;
“the act of giving”: for the respectful ancestors; “sincere prayers” to make wishes come true;
“festival spirit”: that only seeks to follow the traditional custom;
“curisng,” “performing,” “help seeking,” and many many other aspects … that cannot be all written down.

Artists: YIM Sui Fong, Ocean LEUNG, YIP Kai Chun, CHU Yiu Wai(Price), Nanxi LIU, YU Wing Kei(Rik), Michelle FUNG, Jeff LEUNG, Peggy LEE, TANG Kwong San , CHAU Intuon, C & G | Documentary Partner: LIU To
On-Site Event: Sept 3,2017 (Sun) 9:30-11:01pm
Site: Prince Edward Road/Nullah Road Garden, KLN, HK
Documentation Exhibit: 15 Sept - 22 Oct, 2017
Exhibit time: 2:00 - 7:00pm, Thur to Mon,
Exhibit Venue: C&G Artpartment





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.







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

Journey to the East exhibit
by Chris Cook



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!