Gu Xiong | the artist

The artist Gu Xiong
Born 1953, Chongqing, Sichuan, China.
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada, .

Style and technique of the artist: Video,

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Vancouver-based artist Gu Xiong spent the spring and summer of 2006 taking photographs and shooting video from boats on Winnipeg's Red River, the Qingxi River near Chongqing in China, and the Rhine in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands...

Biography and works

"My installation attempts to comment on the shaking and shrinking of Chinese agriculture under globalization. During the Cultural Revolution, I was sent to a rural village as a labourer along with millions of other youth. The state of the village in my own past will be juxtaposed with the conditions of China in the present, flooded with images of globalization..."

All cultures are complex, of course, but the one into which you are born is the one you come to understand most profoundly. Thus, this influence is what finds its way into the work of an artist, and I believe it is expressed almost instinctively...

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