Walker Art Center

Works in the Exhibition

Da Xian—The Doomsday
1997
fiberglass, oil paint, expired food products, watercolor on paper, black-and-white photographs
30 3/4 x 55 1/2 x 55 1/2 in. (78 x 141 x 141 cm) each of 3 parts

The fact that I, as a Chinese person, was to be in London in 1997 already set the basic tone for this project, because July 1997 marked the end of British control of Hong Kong. It was within this context that I developed my ideas for this project. In this installation, I made five porcelain rice... read more »


Blog

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


Writings

Huang Yong Ping, <span class="wac_title">Wheel</span>
Change Is the Rule
Hou Hanru
2005

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 »


Lexicon

Duchamp, Marcel
(1887-1968)

1. Arguably the most influential and certainly the most enigmatic modern artist, Marcel Duchamp was born into an artistic family in northern France. Although his early work was briefly in the vein of Postimpressionism and Cubism, he soon turned away from painting and... read more »


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