Through Boredom into Fascination

“Through Boredom Into Fascination” takes inspiration from American photographer, Diane Arbus, who would never choose a subject for what it means to her or what she thinks about it. She believes these things begin to unfold if we just plain choose a subject and do it enough. This echoes Pak Sui Chi’s ceramic learning experience in which understanding of porcelain as a material, or “subject” in Arbus’s term, can only be achieved through repetitive work that seems boring. To her, it is also way to understand and perceive life itself.
The exhibition challenges the age-old assumptions related to the creation of art. It sparks a confrontation between the long-held belief that art is an intellectual activity, driven by conscious thought and deliberate action, and the contrasting perspective that art blossoms out of monotony, like a meditative practice, where the constant drum of repetition slowly peels back layers of understanding. It calls into question the very nature of art-making, opening up new dimensions of understanding and perception.

Exhibition Period
1 Dec 2023 – 20 Jan 2024

11am – 8pm (Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays) | Closed at 6pm on 22 Dec 2023

1 Dec 2023 | 7pm

Pak Sui Chi

美國攝影師Diane Arbus從不根據事物對她的意義而選擇題材。她相信任何題材,只要做得足夠多,意義自然會產生。這種通過反覆觀看去理解事物的行為,與白瑞慈的創作經驗相呼應。在她眼中,白瓷既是物料,也是題材;單調重複的工作是理解白瓷的途徑,也是感受自身存在的法門。

2023年12月1日 – 2024年1月20日

11am – 8pm (星期日及公眾假期休息) | 2023年12月22日於下午六時關閉

2023年12月1日 | 7pm