Wong Ping

Golden Shower

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, installation view, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Photo: Philipp Hänger / Kunsthalle Basel. Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery.

Wong Ping, Jungle of Desire, 2015 (still). Courtesy of the artist and Edouard Malingue Gallery

Wong Ping, poster for the exhibition, Golden Shower, Kunsthalle Basel, 2019. Design: Wong Ping

➔ Exhibition text and related events (PDF)
➔ Press images (ZIP)

Wong Ping: Golden Shower, studio international (04/2019)
Wer schreit, ist einsam, NZZ am Sonntag (03/2019)
Wong Ping and the Cartoon Subconscious, Frieze (03/2019)
Wong Ping macht Slapstick aus geheimen Begierden, Monopol (03/2019)
Wong Ping’s Golden Shower, Art Agenda (02/2019)
Wong Ping’s Golden Shower, 032c (02/2019)
Der neue Lieblings-Outsider der Kunstwelt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (01/2019)
Sinn fürs Groteske, Basler Zeitung (01/2019)
Surreale Erotik, Badische Zeitung (01/2019)
Ein Himmelreich für tausend Gebisse, BZ Basel (01/2019)
Der Flirt zwischen dem Analogen und Hyperdigitalem, Radio X (01/2019)

An incongruous combination of dry humor, graphically explicit themes, and candy-hued, child-like forms seemingly built from the simple geometries of early video games pervades the digital animations of Wong Ping (*1984). For his first large-scale institutional solo show, the Hong Kong-based artist presents newly commissioned and recent videos, each within a new, specially conceived sculptural installation. They speak of our contemporary urban condition and its pathologies—whether they arrive in the form of alienation, misogyny, or self-loathing—unraveling some of the starkest realities of our own dark age with a touch as mordant as it is humorous.

Some of the artworks in Wong Ping’s exhibition Golden Shower contain explicit sexual content, therefore entrance is recommended to viewers aged 16 and older.