Gu Xiong : Drowning

Hunter, Andrew; Gu, Xiong. Gu Xiong : Drowning. Richmond, BC: Richmond Art Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

A booklet for Gu Xiong’s installation comprised of 36 framed photographs, two photo murals and three large-scale charcoal drawings. Hunter’s curatorial text outlines the central themes of the exhibition: the near drowning of the artist’s daughter due to a boating accident in China; and the artist’s desire for a critical hybrid culture informed by changes brought on by globalization and American cultural imperialism. Issues of multiculturalism, nationality, cultural migration and home are considered in relation to the confessional aspect of the artist’s work. Includes a poem by Gu Xiong and a statement by his daughter Gu Yu (both texts written in response to the boating accident). List of works.

Types: Exhibition ephemera ; Brochures, booklets, leaflets, pamphlets
All Contributors: Hunter, Andrew (Author); Gu, Xiong (Artist); Gu, Xiong (Author)
Dossier: 410 - XIONG, GU
Collation: 17 p. : 11 ill. (8 col.) ; 14 x 22 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Richmond, BC: Richmond Art Gallery
Artists: Gu, Xiong
Event Statement: Exibition dates: 9 Nov. - 17 Dec. 2000, Richmond Art Gallery.
Deposited by: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2002
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:18
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