(081) Art Basel in Basel 2021
Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4058 Basel, Switzerland, [23.08.21 - 26.08.21]
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Pleased to share Wong Ping’s solo exhibition ‘Golden Shower’ at Kunsthalle Basel, produced with the support of the Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; HKADC; Huayu Group and Huayu Youth Award.
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. 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.