“Bat Project IV,” 2005.
Photo: Walker art center, Minneapolis Courtesy Huang Yong Ping and Yu De Yao.
15 April–26 June 2011
Huang, who has lived in Paris since 1989, is one of the leading Chinese artists of his generation. The centerpiece of his exhibition is Bat Project IV (2004–2005)—censored on two occasions in China—and shown here in Europe for the first time. The cockpit of a US EP-3 spy plane, its blasted windows hung with bats, merges with ‘fuselage’ made of bamboo and awning. The sculpture alludes to the diplomatic crisis following the collision of a Chinese fighter jet with a US surveillance plane.
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