Walker Art Center

Works in the Exhibition

Huang Yong Ping, <span class="wac_title">Trousers with Firecrackers</span>
Trousers with Firecrackers
trousers, firecrackers, cardboard, black-and-white photograph
31 1/2 x 41 x 2 in. (80 x 104.1 x 5.1 cm) overall


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 »



1. Ch’i (qi) may be defined basically as energy (life energy as well as spiritual energy) that flows through all existing beings. The concept of ch’i is applied to the Taoist understanding of the body as a flow of energy through the channels called meridians. Illness... read more »

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