Immediate Conception


This exhibition takes its cue from a work by Wilfredo Prieto, "Tarta de cumpleaños (Birthday Cake)". Made in 2009, the piece is constructed with a coin for the base of the cake, chewing gum for frosting and a match stick for a candle. Prieto’s work is an exemplar of immediate conception. The story goes that the artist wanted to get a birthday present for his beloved, but was broke at the time, though inspiration struck, and he put together a cake with a few simple items he had with him at hand.

Participants were given 24 hours to come up with a work for the exhibition: an inspired reaction to an issue that has been preoccupying them and is made from materials at hand in their studio or workspace.

Participating artists include: Ahmad Fuad Osman, Alvin Lau, Amanda Gayle, Chan Kok Hooi, Handiwirman Saputra, Hiren Siva, Isola Tong, Izat Arif, Julia Merican, Kentaro Hiroki, Minstrel Kuik, My Land Ltd., Naraphat Sakarthornsap, Ray Langenbach, Ugo Untoro, Wilfredo Prieto, Wiyoga Muhardanto, and Yuli Prayitno.

Date: 10 September (Saturday) - 23 October (Sunday) 2022
Venue: Blank Canvas, George Town, Penang
Time: 12-7pm, Fridays to Sundays, by appointment only

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