Titled “edging,” Hong Kong-based artist Wong Ping is presenting his first solo exhibition in Austria at the MAK. The exhibition features four animated films in a spatial setting created especially for the occasion.
Wong’s animations stage absurd and often salacious narratives that explore themes of intimacy, isolation, societal pressures, and political tension. Camouflaged by the characteristic cuteness of his flat, colorful animations, the short films offer a mix of witty and disturbing insights, thereby reflecting the complexity of society in the 21st century.
The artist weaves together personal and fictional stories, using sexual desire and suppressed fantasies as metaphors for larger societal problems. His works delve into the abysses of human behavior and focus on social differences, political ideologies, and individual freedom in a humorously cynical way.
Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection
25 Oct 2023 - 31 Mar 2024
MAK - Museum für angewandte Kunst, Stubenring, Wien, Österreich