Confronting Anitya: Oriental Experience in Contemporary Art

Confronting Anitya was a series of group exhibition focusing on Chinese contemporary artists held in multiple cities around the world. Gu Xiong’s Waterscape installation was featured in the series. The catalogue about this exhibition also includes Gu Xiong’s installation on pages 92-93.

The following is a brief description of this exhibition.

“Facing Anitya hopes to present the international art world with the recent works of serious Chinese contemporary artists who are steeped in Eastern traditional culture and refuse to follow the fads of the times or simply copy the West. These works represent a serious effort in recent years to link the essence of Eastern traditional culture with contemporary artistic expression. Their remarkable achievements are often outshined in the Chinese art scene by the stars of the market, and they were once relegated to the margins of art history by their oversimplified designation as “native school artists” under the model of Western modern and contemporary art history.”