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Huhtamaki Wab | Gong Performance

Sat 22 May 2021 - Sat 29 May 2021


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Gong Performance | Booking Essential | 6 places per session




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Huhtamaki Wab | Gong Performance

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.

Artist Huhtamaki Wab presents a series of intimate, socially distanced performances in the gallery space that activate the gong installation in his exhibition. The performances are free but booking is essential.

Performance Times:

  • Sat 22 May: 12pm [SOLD OUT] & 3.30pm [SOLD OUT]
  • Sat 29 May: 12pm [SOLD OUT]

About the Exhibition

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.

Find out more about the exhibition which is due to reopen in May >>

About the artist

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.

Main image: Huhtamaki Wab, “A cat spirit/posessed cat broke into my friend Kit’s house went fucking crazy and pissed everywhere. The house stinks but has been cleansed of all bad energy, Kit feel elated” (2020). Acrylic and oil on canvas, 40×34″.

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