• SALE! House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective

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    Walker Art Center




    8.5" x 1.2" x 11.5"

    254 pages

    Author: Hou Hanru

    Editors: Doryun Chong and Phillip Vergne

    Contributors: Kathy Halbreich and Fei Dawei


    This is the first monograph to look back over Huang Yong Ping's work to date. As a contemporary artist in China working with diverse traditions and new and ancient media, Huang has built an artistic universe comprised of provocative installations that challenge the viewer to reconsider everything from the idea of art to national identity to recent history. Huang continues to confront established definitions of history and aesthetics with sculptures and installations that draw on the legacies of Joseph Beuys, Arte Povera, and John Cage as well as traditional Chinese art and philosophy, juxtaposing traditional objects, iconic images, and modern references. House of Oracles echoes that blend by binding photographs, essays, and striking sketchbook pages, which are presented with translations of the artist's calligraphy, in a matte soft cover with two facing spines--it opens with the plates on one side and the essays and artist writings on the other. 

    Published in conjunction with House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective, an exhibition presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery July 1 to November 13, 2016.