Walker Art Center

Works in the Exhibition

Huang Yong Ping, <span class="wac_title">Dust</span>
dust on paper, wooden box
39 3/8 x 59 1/16 x 78 3/4 in. (100 x 150 x 200 cm)


Watch your back, Betty.
Paul Schmelzer
Fri, 02 Dec 2005

Visitors to House of Oracles over the next few days will notice unusual behavior from the blood red-legged tarantula–dubbed Betty by our gallery monitors–in Huang Yong Ping’s installation The Wise Man Learns from the Spider How to Spin a Web (she’s enclosed in the cage above the table in this photo): the spider has flipped […] read more »

Huang Yong Ping


Huang Yong Ping, <span class="wac_title">Wheel</span>
Change Is the Rule
Hou Hanru

Huang Yong Ping’s art is an entire ontology in itself. It’s a universe unto itself, and like the universe itself, it’s a complex system generated out of paradox and perplexity, which endow it with ultimate dynamism and vitality. His art is powerful but intelligent, revealing the essence of... read more »



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