Gu Xiong: The Unknown Remains opening reception and artist talk

Multidisciplinary artist, UBC professor and Chinese Immigrant Gu Xiong, is exhibiting his work The Unknown Remains at Touchstones Nelson; Museum of Art and History from August 24 to November 3, with an opening reception and artist talk August 23 at 7 pm.

The show, which covers both galleries, will feature a variety of mediums, including photographs from the Shawn Lamb archives, portraits of the Chinese community in Nelson, historical newspaper articles, drawings from Gu’s collection, and pages of his sketchbooks which were filled when Gu was a teenager in China and living in a labour camp. It also hosts a container ship made of 1500 cardboard boxes, and a wall of 1500 portraits of immigrant workers from Ontario and British Columbia.

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council. For more information visit

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