Stoned in Paris is a joint-exhibition featuring the works of Malaysian contemporary artists, Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Jalaini Abu Hassan.
The exhibition comprises prints that were made at the historic Idem workshop in Paris.
The exhibition catalogue explains that, “In February 2018, [Ahmad Zakii and Jailani] were invited by Antoine Fremon, manager of Hylergon Collection/Fumanart to work at [the] Idem lithography workshop in Paris.”
Fremon who is also based in Malaysia, arranged with the two artists to meet up at the opening of Latiff Mohidin’s Pago Pago retrospective showcase at the Centre Pompidou Paris on Feb 28.
Zakii and Jailani have each created one lithograph (image) and multiple prints using the stone lithography method.
Jailani’s lithograph is entitled, Jembalang, with a limited edition of 90 prints plus nine Artist Proofs and one each for the French National Library and Idem's archives. Each paper measures 78cm by 104cm and the stone imprint on the stone is 65cm by 92cm.
Zakii’s lithograph is entitled, Mephisto, with a limited edition of 100 prints plus nine Artist Proofs and one each for the French National Library and Idem's archives. Each paper measures 76cm by 59cm and the stone imprint is 55cm by 44cm.
The lithographs are priced at RM6,800 each for Jai's print and RM5,800 for Zakii's prints, respectively.
Aside from the lithographs, the artists have each made 12 additional prints and enhanced with watercolours and mixed-media.
This series of hand-coloured prints are said to display the possibilities in combining stone lithography with traditional drawing techniques.
The sizes of Jalaini's additional prints range from 65cm by 92cm to 78cm by 104cm and are priced at RM19,000 each.
The size of Zakii's additional prints is 76cm by 59cm and are priced at RM18,000 each.
The show opens on July 28 at 4pm. After the opening, visits are by appointment only.
For the catalogue and further details of Idem and the printing process, click here.