ARTIST-RUN SPACES VIDEOS PERFORMANCE ART VIDEO ART STOP MOTION
We bring you another summary of an [art]attack show by ChooChooTV, this one profiling C&G Artpartment, founded by Clara Cheung, who studied art in the United States for four years, and Cheng Yee Man (Gum), an HKAPA and RMIT graduate. Artpartment is a gallery and studio space in Hong Kong dedicated to the production and exhibition of experimental art.
We set up Artpartment for two reasons. Firstly we wanted a place to exhibit artworks, like an art gallery or a space for experimental art, and secondly we wanted to create a studio to teach painting. Clara Cheung on [art]attack
The artists own collaboration lies in performance art pieces, mostly conducted on the streets of Hong Kong. Says Gum,
“I totally disagree that an exhibition doesn’t require an audience;… for any exhibition, the more audience you have the better it is. We want to do things that attract people and performing art can provide that. You are forced to view it since we are on location in front of you.”
The video focuses on art created by the pair for the stop motion art group exhibition, “No Money for Art vs. No Time for Art”, held at Artpartment. They use video, drawing and painting to create videos expressing the social aspirations behind their work.
“We went to Poland in September for an art camp, it’s similar to an artist residency programme, and there were a lot of artists from different countries. Our work that we are exhibiting was inspired during that programme.” Clara Cheung on [art]attack
Both artists have strong views about the job of an artist and these are expressed in the video.
“The direction of our artwork is firstly, about our society and secondly, about the art society…. Art should create awareness, it should also be something we’ve not seen before, so the way we should approach art is to use it to reflect the society and political issues.” Cheng Yee Man (Gum) on [art]attack
“Different art media should all be part of the art scene. We need to unite and strengthen the art scene.” Clara Cheung on [art]attack
Watch the video here (length 6:39 minutes)
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- Sa Sa Gallery and Art Project, new artist-run initiatives in Cambodia – July 2010 – an interview with Vuth Lyno, manager of Sa Sa Gallery
- Nindityo Adipurnomo talks with Art Radar on “+Road” collaboration with Myanmar artists, “gambling spirit” of Indonesian collectors – July 2010 – Burmese artists generally inexperienced painters, strength lies in performance art
- Interventions explore art industry relationships in curator Meenakshi Thirukode’s Guild Art Gallery show: interview – June 2010 – Thirukode gives an in-depth explanation of the numerous performance pieces
- Contemporary Indian art meets tradition at inaugural ‘Sowing Seeds’ artist workshop in Rajasthan, Indian – interview – March 2010 – an interview with founder Mr. Vagaram Choudhary