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: Beat It”
Conceptual Art Actions and Documentation Exhibition

The upcoming version of “Decongestant” will be carefully launched at the night of the “insect awakening day” on 5th March, 2018 (Monday). In Hong Kong, villain beating and sending offerings to the white tiger god is the local custom on this specific day. To follow such tradition, C&G Artpartment is going to invite nine artists to “Beat It” in the sitting-out area of Nullah road. Other than using clogs, slippers, high-heels to beat up the villains, participating artists will make use of different “metal” elements for their art pieces. The ultimate goal is to go beyond merely “beating”, “attacking” or “cursing,” in order to develop more tools for Hongkongers to vent out our anger and frustrations. The outcome may be even more elegant, more specific, more explosive, more challenging …

Presented by: C & G Artpartment
Artists + Documentation Partners: CHAN Po Fung & CHAN Wing Sze + / , Gum CHENG Yee Man + Clara CHEUNG, IP Wai Lung + Wilf CHO & CHAN Yat Fung , Jeff LEUNG Chin Fung + / , LEE Pik Ki + /, LEE Tae Pak + /, Sub Yee Siu (curated by brandon & donna) + /, Rik YU Wing Kei + Benny YEUNG & Colin HUI
Time of On-site Activity: 7-8:30pm, 5 March, 2018 (Mon) (The Insect-Awakening Day)
Place of On-site Activity: Nullah Road Sitting-out Area, Prince Edward, KLN, HK
Documentation Exhibition Period: 17 March, 2018 (Sat) to 30 April, 2018 (Mon)
Exhibition Time: 2:00 - 7:00pm, Thursday to Monday, (Closed on Tue, Wed and Public Holiday)
Exhibition Address: C & G Artpartment, 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Exit B2, Prince Edward MTR Station, Behind Pioneer Centre)








Under-The-Bed Screening

The next "Under-the-Bed" screening will be on April 20th, 2018 (Fri) 7pm, with our special guest, Kacey WONG!!! More info about his session will be anncouned later
**To review our past Under-The-Bed Screenings, please check out:
!!C&G Under-The-Bed Screening!!






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.



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

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

Decongestants for West-Kowloonization:
On Fire 2017

Clippings



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!