The Happiness as a Stranger
Gallery I, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy,
and that I was happy still.” Albert Camus, The Stranger, 1946, Pg76
We draw inspiration from all around us in our daily lives, but through art, we are able
to look at life from another perspective. Through this course we gain the ability to
take off the lens that we look through every day – the lens which colours our
perspective with constructs such as social norms, values and roles – allows us to
distance ourselves and become strangers to the world around us.
By exploring this world through art in the past two years, we have learnt to stop
looking for the one or many purposes of life, an idea that is fabricated by society, and
instead, live positively within the moment. This has made us realise that we were
always happy, and continue to be happy still.
This exhibition will be a presentation of our reflections in the past two years. In the
future, we will continue to roll our rock to the top of the mountain, by our own free will.
“The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a
mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight.” – Albert Camus, The
Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays, 2012, Pg 119
Opening Ceremony: 8 . July . 2018 (Sunday) 3pm – 5pm
Date: 1-31 . July . 2018
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 10am – 5pm (Closed on Thurs)
Sun and Public Holidays 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Gallery I, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong