Exhibitions and Events
You And I
Gu XiongMarch 21st to April 25th, 1998
Gu Xiong's multi-media installation You and I continues to address the conflicts he has experienced between the culture he was born into in China and the culture he now lives in, in Canada. His work is both personal and political in its exploration of the fragmentation which occurs between the self and the family as a result of displacement. In this particular work he uses the colour red, plaster cast salmons and socks to examine the complexity of displaced identities and migration. These elements hold historical, cultural and personal significance for the artist and his family as immigrants in a new culture. Gu Xiong's new work explores the process of displacement through a metaphorical and philosophical installation with symbolic references to waters and rivers. This installation is part of a larger city-wide exhibition entitled Jiang Nan: Modern and Contemporary Art from South of the Yangtze River.
Related LinksGu Xiong [Artist]
Susan Edelstein [Curator]
Gu Xiong - artist's statement [Text]
Gu Xiong - poem [Text]