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Sep 30

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere – an art exhibition exploring Guilty Pleasures

September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm


The next collective art exhibition at BOCO Boutique Hotel will be delving into the topic of Guilty Pleasures.

Participating Artists: Aaron Bezzina, Daniel Borg, Roderick Camilleri, Debbie Caruana Dingli, Rupert Cefai, Antoine Farrugia, Karl Froman, Lawrence Pavia, Amelia Saint George, Mario Sammut, Darren Tanti

It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere…

Guilty Pleasures are personal and intimate activities or habits that one should not do or should abstain from doing, and which do bring joy but also some guilt and shame. They might also be quite harmless, though still not necessarily accepted by society. We find ourselves quite out of control in these situations and everyone has a guilty pleasure or more, even though this is sometimes hard to admit.

The list of guilty pleasures is infinite, but if one had to name some common and favourite ones… excessive indulgence in chocolate, alcohol intake (especially during unexpected hours), sexual fantasies, being hooked on cheesy TV shows (binge-watching) and chick-flicks, book sniffing, excessive useless online shopping…

The exhibition title comes from the famous phrase commonly used when one wants to have an alcoholic drink at like 10 in the morning, and to the sting of a guilty conscience, one declares (rightly so) that well it is 5 o’clock somewhere in the world. 5 o’clock is a common time for the end of the working day and when most bars start the ‘Happy Hour’. Thanks to this phrase, the little guilt is hushed.

The participating artists were invited to portray instances of guilty pleasures, which can be their own, ones that they encountered or any other of their imaginative fantasies.

These little indulgences are what makes life fun, especially through stressful times, and this exhibition aims to celebrate them.

The exhibition is curated by Melanie Erixon.


September 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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