The 4th Kirishima Lobby Project: Huang Xuan Exhibition — Around aground

The 4th Kirishima Lobby Project: Huang Xuan Exhibition -- Around aground


Huang Xuan Exhibition – Around aground


Open studio: September 16 – September 29, 2023

Exhibition: September 30 – December 3, 2023

Venue: Kirishima Open-Air Museum (Art Hall) Exhibition Lobby

Organized by Kirishima Open-Air Museum

Sponsors: Minami-Nippon Shimbun. Co.Ltd. / Minaminihon Broadcasting Co., Ltd. / Kagoshima Television Station Co., Ltd. / Kagoshima Broadcasting Corporation / Kagoshima Yomiuri Television


Through inviting prominent artists from Asia and Kagoshima for on-site production, residency and exhibitions, the Kirishima Lobby Project aims to stimulate exchange of conversations and interactions with the local community and the international art scene. We sincerely hope that this opportunity would inspire their creativity and support them to be more active in the art world of Japan and abroad.

After a 4 year hiatus, this will be the 4th such event and this year sees an invitation extended to the Taiwanese artist Huang Xuan. Using her own body and a variety of visual images, Huang seeks to reveal some new and hitherto invisible, subconscious reactions to the everyday objects, words, gestures and images in our world. Her unique techniques turn our preconceptions about the meaning and function of things on their head. Such extraordinary, visual creations will surely encourage the viewer to reconsider their perceptions and provide an opportunity for a new grasp of reality.


Artist Statement:
“Around aground” through futile and repetitive actions, the relationship between us and our surroundings in reality is revealed: for example, the pebbles that are thrown out and then washed back by the waves, the sofa that we fall down after trying to crouch down, the mattress that we push ourselves up and then get down again, and the electric fan cover and the shoes sole pattern that are stuck by small stones or branches…….

It is as if they are stranded in the midst of themselves and their surroundings.

It is hoped that through the repetition and reversal of established rules, some kind of new response and thinking will be produced.


Live Art Performance:

①9/30 (Sat) (* Finished)

②10/1 (Sun) (* Finished)

③10/7 (Sat) (* Finished)

④10/8 (Sun) (* Finished)

⑤10/9 (Mon/National Holiday) (* Finished)

1:30 p.m. Start (about 1hour)


Gallery Talk by the Curator:

①10/14 (Sat) (* Finished)

②10/21 (Sat) (* Finished)

③11/4 (Sat) (* Finished)

④11/25 (Sat) (* Finished)

1:30 p.m. Start (about 20minutes)


* Click here for the exhibition flyer


* Exhibition Catalog



Exhibition view



Fig. 1 Huang Xuan Classic Red Armrest Sofa 2019


Fig. 2 Huang Xuan Pinstripe Mattress on White 2020


Fig. 3 Huang Xuan Dark Green Table Lamp 2021


Fig. 4 Huang Xuan Floor Lamp with White Pleated 2021


“In House” Series

Fiber, iron, steel, painting, LED lights, FRP, paper, ink, video

Dimension variable



Fig. 5 Huang Xuan Waves 2022

Video|16min 30s



Fig. 6 Huang Xuan The black Inukai waterfall 2023

Photography|75×50 cm



Fig. 7 Huang Xuan Kurino bridge +1 2023

Photography|75×50 cm



Fig. 8 Huang Xuan Daily foggy 2023

Photography|26×17.5 cm



Fig. 9 Huang Xuan With the wind 2023

Electric fan, branches|87x60x80 cm



Fig. 10 Huang Xuan A small part of Kirishima 2023

Shoes, stone|27x31x18 cm



(Fig. 8 is photographed by Huang Xuan, and the other all photos and movies photographed by Lai Chih-Sheng)



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Exhibition Lobby (art hall), Kirishima Open-Air Museum
Holding period
2023/09/30 〜 2023/12/03
Closed on Mondays (except when Monday is a national holiday, in which case the museum is closed on Tuesday.)
Viewing time
9:00 – 17:00 (Latest Admission 16:30)
Admission fee
General Public: ¥320 (¥260) / High School・University Students: ¥220 (¥170) / Elementary・Middle School Students: ¥160 (¥130) * Figures in parentheses are admission fees for groups of 20 or more. * Admission free for residents of Kagoshima Prefecture over 70. * Students of elementary, junior high and senior high schools within Kagoshima Prefecture admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. (proof of age, school enrollment required)



Huang Xuan
Born in 1995, Taipei, Taiwan. Graduated from Postgraduate Studies at National Taiwan University of Arts in 2021. Based in Taipei. Major Exhibitions: Space out Exhibition (PTT SPACE), Taipei (Taiwan), 2022. Futile Exhibition (YZ space), Taipei (Taiwan), 2021. Sunrise – Huang Xuan Exhibition (Open Contemporary Art Centre), Taipei (Taiwan), 2017.