Huang Yong Ping
Huang Yong Ping’s career has been forged in a crucible of cross-cultural exchange. In the
1980s, he was instrumental in introducing Dada and Neo-Dada tactics to China’s frenzied
early encounters with modern art. While his contemporaries were practicing various forms of
expressionistic painting, Huang was absorbing the influences of Marcel Duchamp, John Cage,
and Joseph Beuys. Since that time he has developed a hybrid artistic practice, in which East
and West pointedly interact so as to throw into relief the ever shifting currents of globalization.
In Huang’s work, Chan Buddhist theology joins forces with Duchampian provocations, or the