Sisyphus with a result: ‘A World Made Light’ kicks off

Hsu hopes the “gestures” he made in his works will be able to showcase the artist’s “existence.”(Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)
Hsu hopes the “gestures” he made in his works will be able to showcase the artist’s “existence.”(Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Hsu Yunghsu ’s (徐永旭) new exhibition, “A World Made Light” (以光織界), runs until March 2020 at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts.

Hsu drew inspiration from the Greek story of Sisyphus and undertook the “Sisyphean Task” (an enduring and laborious effort) of creating works in a wide range of sizes, the largest of which is nearly two stories high.

“Light” and “lightness” are aspects explored in Yunghsu Hsu’s work.(Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)
“Light” and “Lightness” are aspects explored in Yunghsu Hsu’s work. (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)

The artist has long studied the intricacies of pottery-making. Textures, weight, and transparency are all factors in which Hsu explored in his works.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, He expressed hopes that visitors will be able to see through his creative work, such as “Gestures” (手勢), that are synonymous with the artist’s “Existence”(存在).

Hsu (2nd from the right) at press conference.(Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)
Hsu (2nd from the right) at a press conference. (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)

The flow of “Light” and “Lightness” are also elements in which he plays with. The surrounding light shapes the various works and invites you to bask in the full extent of the artist’s effort.

By Vivian Hsiao