May 01, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Art Talks – “Migrations” with Gu Xiong

This week, the Garden is joyous to present Gu Xiong and “Migrations”.

Gu Xiong is a Chinese-Canadian artist dedicated to migrant issues and global flows of culture, memories, and identity. His work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the China National Museum of Fine Arts, and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among many other museums and private collections.

Gu has received numerous awards and has collaborated with artists from England, the United States, China and Canada. He has published two books as well as authoring several articles for art catalogues, magazines and newspapers.

Join us for a free virtual talk on May 1st as Gu discusses in a very intimate way, how his cultural identity has been built through the experience of migrations.

In his words: “My art is [a] record of my immigration. It lifted me up from a low point in life, and allowed me to rebuild myself. I feel that I finally became an independent person after the experience of immigration.”

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