House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective (in English), 黃永砅: 占卜者之屋
Catalogue of Huang Yong Ping's retrospective exhibition at the Walker Art Center in 2005 and MASS MoCA in 2006. 'The first exhibition to address the artist's whole career, House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective examines an evolving and inventive artistic language that reflects global modernity without succumbing to trendy lingo. The period from the end of the 1980s, when the artist immigrated to France, to the present coincides with the waning of multiculturalism and a transition to the rhetoric of globalism. Despite the apparent seamlessness of this historical development and oft-touted notions of the "global village", Huang reminds us that ethnically, culturally, and religiously motivated regional conflicts and enduring colonial legacies are very much part of the global picture. While some of us may have been naively optimistic not so long ago about the potential for healing and unity, we now realize that if globalization is an inevitable march that we are all part of, it proceeds only as a tumultuous and fractious process.' - extracted from foreword by Kathy Halbreich. The present catalogue features works produced between the years 1985 and 2005. With selected bibliography, artist writings (translated into English) and biography, and a chronology of the Bat Project which was removed from the First Guangzhou Triennial for political reasons.
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