Since 2007, international contemporary artists invest the Grand Palais with masterworks designed for the occasion. After Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren and Emilia Kabakov, Huang Yong Ping takes up the challenge starting from May 8, 2016.
Symbol of Chinese avant-garde art, this artist designed a spectacular installation, which is also a reflection on the transformations of our world.
But, who is Huang Yong Ping ?
Huang Yong Ping was born in 1954 in Xiamen, China. He lives in France since 1989, on the occasion of the exhibition “Magicians of Earth” at Centre Pompidou, Paris.
He founded the artistic movement “Xiamen Dada” (厦门达达), with the slogan “Zen is Dada, Dada is Zen“. This movement shows his taste for paradox and deconstruction, produced by assembling heterogeneous meanings, and is considered one of the six groups of Chinese avant-garde in the “New Wave 1985”.
Huang Yong Ping wrote about the movement in a text of 1986 (year of his serie “Burning Works”): “We could not decide if the exhibits were in their final form, they could be improved or made worse […]. That’s why we decided to implement the project to deconstruct, destroy and burn exposed elements. Everything was photographed and filmed. […] The attitude that an artist has to respect what he says makes the importance with which it can be released“
He represented France with Jean-Pierre Bertrand for the 48th International Exhibition of Visual Art in Venice in 1999.
Since 2009, Huang Yong Ping is represented in Paris by Galerie Kamel Mennour.
MONUMENTA 2016 – Huang Yong Ping
May 8 – June 18 2016
Grand Palais (under the nave)
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris, France
Opening hours : from Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm
(closed every Tuesday)
Telephone : (+33) 01 44 13 17 17
Grand Palais official website : here.
Galerie Kamel Mennour official website : here.