Gu-Xiong, 1991: The Crusher

While revealing his sketches for a proposed series of paintings based on crushed cans, Gu Xiong said that common objects look dead, and are only made to come to life when they are “Killed.” A neat irony, one that can take off in many directions. Discarded cans of pop, cafeteria trays, dirty kitchen utensils (his[…]


The Yangzi River flows out of the mountains in the Qinghai Plateau, rushing through valleys and plains, coalescing with the vast Pacific Ocean. A river dashes out of the cosmic order of ancient Chinese philosophy. The red wall of the gallery, through embodying multiple connotations, reminds one of the lifeblood and magnifies the immeasurable energy[…]