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The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.
Huang Yong Ping
11 June 2002 - The Nightmare of George V, 2002
concrete, reinforced steel, animal skins,
paint, fabric cushion, plastic,
rope, wood and cane seat
Collection of the artist
Installation view, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Photo: Gene Pittman
House of Oracles is the first retrospective of one of China's most influential contemporary artists, Huang Yong Ping. Showcasing paintings, drawings and sculptural installations that evoke the fun house, diorama and menagerie, the exhibition celebrates an artist whose work elegantly traverses the divide between East and West, tradition and the avant-garde.
Throughout his distinguished career, Huang Yong Ping has created work that provocatively addresses issues of art, nationalism and history. Incorporating diverse traditions and media, this Chinese-born, Paris-based artist is especially known for his spectacular large-scale installations. The exhibition will feature more than forty of Huang Yong Ping's works, including a monumental sculpture that positions a snarling tiger atop an elephant, a 100-foot long wooden python, as well as the recreation of a Beaux Arts-style Shanghai bank building using 40,000 pounds of sand.
Organized and circulated by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Curated by Phillipe Vergne, Chief Curator, Walker Art Center