Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to announce the reopening of our gallery with our new show Remembering Sisyphus: lessons in uncertainty.
This exhibition takes inspiration from the story of Sisyphus, the infamous character from Greek mythology, forced to repeat the same task for eternity. He had to push a rock up a hill, only to watch it roll back down every time it reached the top.
For the writer Albert Camus, Sisyphus (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942) became the absurd hero and a metaphor to understand the human condition: our perennial search for order when all we find is chaos. This tension becomes the heart of this exhibition that seeks to address the fundamental question of our existence.
Camus believed the only way out of this conflict was to face uncertainty head-on. For him, artists live in this absurd state and have the capacity to look beyond what we see.
Remembering Sisyphus: lessons in uncertainty invites us to think about the meaninglessness of our lives and to find value in our shared human experience as the pandemic coerces us toward an unknown future.
This show proposes creativity as a tool to guide us through this moment of deep instability, to find hope and solidarity amidst despair, loss and grief. It initiates a dialogue about how we can reframe our future, find new ways to re-imagine and be human again.
Isheta Salgaocar, Patron & Programs Advisor | Leandré D’Souza, Curator & Program Director