Huang Yong Ping

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
October 16, 2005–January 15, 2006

Curated by Philippe Vergne

A leading figure of China’s ’80s avant-garde, Huang Yong Ping went to Paris in 1989 to participate in Jean-Hubert Martin’s seminal “Magiciens de la terre” at the Centre Pompidou and never left. In his first US retrospective, Huang unveils the culminating installment of “Bat Project,” 2001–2005, a series of partial re-creations of the American spy plane that crashed into a Chinese fighter jet on April 1, 2001, triggering an international standoff. (Earlier incarnations of this work were banned in China.) Apart from the controversial “Bat Project,” the Walker’s show will feature over forty works—installations, documentation of performances, and objects—from 1985 to the present.

Travels to Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, Feb. 19, 2006–Jan. 8, 2007.