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Rob Kidney’s ‘Hong Kong Garden’ to open September 22

The launch will also unveil ‘NRG MOB’, The Magus Project & Rob Kidney’s new neo-breaks single

  • Words: Mengzy | Image: robkidney.com
  • 8 September 2023
Rob Kidney’s ‘Hong Kong Garden’ to open September 22

Rob Kidney’s debut Hong Kong solo exhibition, titled ‘Hong Kong Garden’, will open with an invite-only reception on September 22 in Perks Souvenir Store.

Curated by SOCIAL NERD and co-organised by PERKS PRODUCTION and Kidney’s Tokyo-based WISH LESS Gallery, ‘Hong Kong Garden’ will be open to the public from September 23 through October 15.

The British-born, Tokyo-based artist, who works with pen, spray paint, and acrylic, is known for creating characters alongside a kawaii, Harajuku-inspired aesthetic.

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‘Hong Kong Garden’ will exhibit over sixty of Kidney’s works, many of them new, including canvas and ceramic pieces made in collaboration with ceramic artist Yoko Nagai. In addition, the show will debut toy collections from Japanese and Hong Kong artists Akane Ishiga and Don’t Cry In The Morning.

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Kidney, who is also a DJ and producer, plans to unveil ‘NRG MOB’, his new neo-breaks track produced with The Magus Project, at the opening, which will feature James “The Magus Project” Banbury on the decks.

The single will be available as a limited-edition hand-painted (by Kidney) lathe cut on transparent 10” vinyl, as well as on all digital platforms, such as Bandcamp and Juno.

Pre-order ‘NRG MOB’ here.

The 'Hong Kong Garden' exhibition will be open for public admission from September 23 - October 15 (Friday - Sunday only) at Perks Souvenir Store (1602, 16/F, Harry Industrial Building, 49-51 Au Pui Wan Street, Fo Tan).

Mengzy is Mixmag Asia’s Music Culture Columnist, follow her on Instagram.

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