Presented and Curated by C & G Artpartment
Artists:HK -- syan aka MC Yan, CHEUNG Martin, CHEUNG Clara & CHENG Yee Man (GUM)
Poland -- Karolina Matea, Natalia Turczynska, Ewa Graniak-Wosinek
Opening 6:30pm, (Sun) 4 October, 2009
Sharing: 7 - 9pm, (Sun) 4, October, 2009 (with snacks and drinks)
Exhibition Period:(Mon)5 October, 2009 - (Sun)29 November, 2009
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. Close to Prince Edward MTR Station Exit B2)
The current exhibition is one of the programs in "October Contemporary."
About the Exhibit:
"No money for art"seems to happen a lot in Poland, while “no time for art” is always true for Hong Kong people. Both Poland and Hong Kong seem to be the third-world regions when it comes to contemporary art. And, both are lack of something for art: the previous being more practical, while the latter more invisible. Looking into artworks evolved from the above phenomena, perhaps one can find out what a socialist society (used to be) and a capitalist society need from each other.
The background for the current exhibitions lies in the 13-day artist-in-residency program C&G (Clara Cheung and Gum Cheng) participated in Puck, Poland last month. Through artist sharing, presentations, on-site art-making and exhibitions, C&G had a fruitful experience of artistic and cultural exchanges with other 13 artists during the residency. The art direction of C&G has always been about important social and political issues, which is similar to the critical style of the major art trend in the contemporary Polish art scene. This time in Poland, C&G attempt to peek at and, further more, learn about the cultural scene of this strange piece of land with their Hongkongers' perspectives.
In order to have an in-depth discussion on the relationships amongst "time," "money" and "art" in different regions, C&G are inviting two Hong Kong artists and three Polish artists to participate in this exhibition featuring stop-motion animations. The artists make use of mixed media, like the primitive techniques of drawings and body languages ,plus the contemporary science of photography and video art to create their stop-motion films. The primitive status of this medium will help artists slow down to have a sensitive taste of the contemporary issues.
The opening for this exhibit will be on October 4th, 2009(Sun) at 6:30pm. At 7pm, there will be artist-sharing session about the artists-in-residency program in Poland by C&G (Clara Cheung and Gum Cheng). The show will run until November 29, 2009, and it is free for public.