Walker Art Center

Works in the Exhibition

Huang Yong Ping, <span class="wac_title">The Wise Man Learns from the Spider How to Spin a Web</span>
The Wise Man Learns from the Spider How to Spin a Web
table, chair, lampshade, photocopies of a book on Marcel Duchamp, light bulb, spider, shadow
table: 30 x 48 x 30 in. (76.2 x 121.9 x 76.2 cm)
lampshade: 47 x 24 x 24 in. (119.4 x 61 x 61 cm)

This work is composed of a huge lampshade (a cage), a large live spider, and a table with a photocopy of Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp on it. (This photocopy of a Taiwan-published Chinese translation of the book was the only material on Duchamp in Chinese that I... read more »


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 »


Pith Helmet

1. Also known as a “sun helmet” or “topee,” this type of helmet is made of cork, or “pith,” and covered with cloth. The hat was developed in the mid-nineteenth century and became popular around 1870 among European military personnel in tropical colonies. It is... read more »

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