Gu Xiong

On Wednesday, October 9th at 1:00 PM Gu Xiong will visit ICE for an informal roundtable discussion. ICE is located in Room 101 in the lower level of the Tanner Building. All are welcome.

Gu Xiong is a multi-media artist originally from Chongquing, Sichuan, peoples Republic of China who taught traditional woodcut printmaking at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute before moving to Canada. In 1986 he participated in an exchange program at the Banff Centre for the Arts and in 1989 when he was forced to flee China (as a result of his participation in the China/Avant Garde show in Beijing and the Tianamen Square demonstration) he returned there. In 1990 Gu Xiong moved to Vancouver and he is currently teaching in the Fine Arts Department at U.B.C.

Gu Xiong will be giving a public lecture at the Georgia Museum of Art on Tuesday, October 8th at 5:30 PM as part of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Visiting Artists/Scholar Program.