Karaoke Hyperspace

Karaoke Hyperspace: Gu Xiong’s Red River as a study of Placemaking was originally published in the fall 2008 issue of the Yishu Contemporary Art Journal. Instead of resting on metaphors of here/there or homeland/site of resettlement, Gu’s exhibition becomes a deep meditation on constant mobility in the physical and virtual realms of contemporary life. In her recent study of[…]

What is a Waterscape?

This essay is an excerpt from the catalog for Waterscapes, an exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery written by Chris Lee. In recent years, multimedia artist Gu Xiong has been exploring how rivers shape the economic, cultural, and imaginary lives of migrants in China and Canada. This work, writes April Liu, offers “a deep meditation on constant mobility[…]