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"Rings on Fire" at Fabrik Gallery

In this solo exhibition, Phil Akashi, a Belgian-born artist based in Hong Kong who is fascinated with the aesthetic of Asian characters and passionate about Asian seals, explores the institution of marriage – he wants viewers to question the meaning of marriage and its effect on happiness.  To do this, he rejuvenates the functionality of the Double Happiness character "囍” commonly used in China as a decoration and symbol of marriage.
 
Akashi is currently participating in the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency in Shanghai as an artist in residence for six months. He was selected by the Swatch Artists Selection Committee, composed of  François-Henri Pinault; George Clooney; Nayla and Nick Hayek; Esther Grether; Mikhail Kusnirovich; and Sir Francis Yeoh. Akashi’s works are held in private collections worldwide, and have been featured in international publications such as the Guggenheim, Momatalks, Artribune, Fine Art International, Rolling Stone, Juxtapoz and Blouin Artinfo.
 
 
Till 27 Nov.  Mon-Fri 10am- 6pm; Sat & Sun by appointment
1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
+852 2525 4911
www.fabrik-gallery.com

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