Huhtamaki Wab | Artists Talk
Sat 22 May 2021
Artists Talk | Booking Essential
1.45pm - 2.45pm in Studio 74
This event was originally due to take place in January. It has now been rescheduled to May and will run in accordance with the latest government guidance on social-distancing and safety measures.
Join the artist Huhtamaki Wab as he discusses the exhibition and his wider practice. This talk is free, but booking is essential. The artists talk will take place in our cinema Studio 74 and will be a socially distanced event.
If you are unable to see the artists talk in person we hope to record this event for future viewing.
Exeter Phoenix is pleased to present this solo exhibition of recent work by Devon-based artist Huhtamaki Wab who works across painting, sculpture, video and performance. This sculptural and performative installation presents a series of gongs, which will be played by the artist at various stages throughout the exhibition. These will sit amongst new paintings and fabric banner works.
Huhtamaki Wab lives and works in Devon, UK. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1984 and graduated from Chelsea College of Arts, 2008.
He employs a wry humour to situate himself and his practice in relation to the institutional art world, which is exemplified through his choice of adopted name, Huhtamaki, an alias taken from the base of a disposable cup from the Tate. A move to rural Devon has revitalised his acute connection to the landscape.
Wab has a keen interest in art made outside of the institution, collecting artworks from markets and car boots mostly created by unknown makers. Known as the Genius Treasure Collection, it was displayed in London as a public museum in his bedroom between 2018 and 2019.