Gu Xiong : The River

O'Brian, John and Gu, Xiong. Gu Xiong : The River. Victoria, BC: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1999.

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Abstract (English)

Gu Xiong’s installation “The River” is described by O’Brian as a meditation on migrancy and displacement. The author situates the work within the life of the artist, who left China because of political oppression, and the history of the Canadian West, which has marginalized its Chinese inhabitants. Short poetic texts by Gu Xiong in which he identifies with spawning salmon are included. Biographical notes. 19 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: O'Brian, John (Author); Gu, Xiong (Artist); Gu, Xiong (Author); Tuele, Nicholas (Prefacer)
Dossier: 410 - XIONG, GU
Collation: 12 p. : 13 ill. (8 col.) ; 31 x 23 cm
ISBN: 0888851790
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Victoria, BC: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Artists: Gu, Xiong; Haacke, Hans
Critics / Curators / Historians: Tuele, Nicholas
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: [14 Aug. - 11 Oct. 1998], Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria).
Keywords: ASIAN AMERICAN/CANADIAN IDENTITY; HYBRID CULTURE; MIGRATION; TRAVEL; INSTALLATION; BORDER; CANADIAN HISTORY; CHINESE CULTURE; COLONIZATION; CULTURAL DIFFERENCE; DISPLACEMENT; FISH; LABOUR; MARGINALITY; NAMING; PERSONAL HISTORY; POLLUTION; RACE; RED; TRAVEL; PARIS (France); ATGET, EUGÈNE; BARTHES, ROLAND; BENJAMIN, WALTER; BRETON, ANDRÉ
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Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2003
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 21:55
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/16169
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