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

Huang Xuan Wave 2022

(Photographer: Lai Chih-Sheng)


This project aims to invite artists who have a connection to Kagoshima and Asia, with a view to promoting interaction with the local community through live art performances and exhibitions. It is hoped that this will further mutual understanding and provide support in the world of art for the invited artist both at home 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.

Work in progress: 9/16 (Sat) – 9/29 (Fri)


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:

9/30 (Sat)・10/1 (Sun)・10/7 (Sat)・10/8 (Sun)・10/9 (Mon/National Holiday)

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


Gallery Talk by the Curator:

10/14 (Sat)・10/21 (Sat)・11/4 (Sat)・11/25 (Sat)

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


Organised by: Kirishima Open-Air Museum

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



Huang Xuan Dark Green Table Lamp (In-House) 2021

(* This photo is from a performance in Taiwan, 2021)

(Photographer:Huang Chang-Chih)


Huang Xuan Classic Red Armrest Sofa (In-House) 2021

(Provided by Taipei Fine Arts Museum)


Huang Xuan Floor Lamp with White Pleated (In-House) 2021

(Provided by Taipei Fine Arts Museum)


Huang Xuan Small Stone Fan 2023

(Provided by the artist)


* Click here for the exhibition flyer


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.