posted by Studio Phil Akashi on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Phil Akashi' Street Art Performance "Tribute to Mandela" made it through the final round of shortlisting for the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015.
Established in 2013, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize aims to harness the power of the visual arts – painting, photography, graphics and video amongst them – to promote awareness, provoke dialogue, inspire action and bring about change in the area of human rights.
The shorlisted artworks were selected by an eminent panel of prominent art experts and human rights specialists, including: Faina Derman, director of Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Hong Kong; Oscar Ho, art activist and professor at CUHK; Mina Park, art collector and lawyer-turned-entrepreneur and Puja Kapai, human rights expert and law professor at HKU.
All the shortlisted artworks have been exhibited at the Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery, Fringe Club from Friday December 4 to Thursday December 10. The artworks have been auctioned by Christie's on the evening of December 10, International Human Rights Day. Additional artworks donated by leading artists and supporters of the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize - including Kacey Wong, Gyun Hur, MAP Office and David Boyce have also been auctioned. All funds raised on the night will go to support the non-profit Justice Centre to protect the rights of forced migrants in Hong Kong.
AWARDS CEREMONY AND CHARITY AUCTION BY CHRISTIE'S
Dates: Thursday December 10, 7-10pm (International Human Rights Day)
Venue: The Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Auctionned artwork: Phil Akashi has offered the #1 of a limited edition set of 8. This set was created especially for the Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize 2015.
Limited edition set (edition of 8) with a photography signed by the artist, a CD with a video and exclusive content and a certificate of authenticity, 50*70cm.
The CD “Tribute to Mandela” includes a video of the Street Art Performance, exclusive texts, photos, press reviews and quotes from the artist
South China Morning Post - link
Timeout Hong Kong - link
Hong Kong Free Press - link
Justice Centre - link
The Loop Hong Kong - link
Art Radar Journal - link