Sun Xun: Mythological Time

February 20, 2021 - September 6, 2021

Sun Xun, Mythological Time, 2016, production drawing for video animation, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in connection with The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative

Sun Xun is a mid-career Chinese artist who works in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, animation, video and installation. In his highly imaginative video installation Mythological Time (2016), Sun takes viewers on a journey through his hometown of Fuxin in northern China, a coal-mining centre facing the depletion of its economic lifeblood.


Sun’s video installation from the Gallery’s collection will be presented alongside a major 30-metre ink painting, titled Mythology or Rebellious Bone (2020), being shown for the first time.


This audio described tour invites you to discover artist Sun Xun’s ink painting Mythology or Rebellious Bone (2020) as part of the exhibition Sun Xun: Mythological Time. Available in English and Mandarin, this tour can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to anyone’s visit to the Gallery or as a listening experience from the comfort of your home.


Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and is an initiative of the Institute of Asian Art, curated by Diana Freundl, Interim Chief Curator/Associate Director

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