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Times Art Center Berlin & Videoart at Midnight Present: Wong Ping

  • Friday
    Feb 25–Saturday
    Feb 26, 2022
    11:59 pm–1:00 am

Friday, February 25th, 2022, 24:00 (midnight)

BABYLON, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, big cinema hall
Eintritt frei | admission free

Wong Ping, film still from An Emo Nose 憂鬱鼻2015, courtesy of the artist.

On the occasion of his solo exhibition Earwax 耳屎curated by Hou Hanru and opening at Times Art Center Berlin on Friday, March 4, 2022, the Hong Kong-based artist Wong Ping presents a selection of video works at Videoart at MidnightKino BABYLON on Friday, February 25, 2022 at midnight.

The screening programme includes:

Sorry for the late reply, 2021
Dear, can I give you a hand, 2018
The modern way to shower, 2019
An Emo Nose, 2018
Wong Ping’s Fables 1, 2018

As one of the most eccentric artists of our time, Wong Ping’s visual language moves on the border between shock and humor, often creating disturbing and crude narratives that challenge conventional concepts of human desire, obsession, shame, isolation, or repressed sexuality. At the Times Art Center Berlin, the artist realizes his largest sculptural work to date, and transfers his idiosyncratic, humorous aesthetic into three-dimensional space. In his new works, playfulness meets urgency and discomfort as Wong critically reflects on turning increasingly inward in the face of pandemic restrictions on public life. As Hou Hanru writes in his curatorial statement: “From Hong Kong, Wong Ping sends us greetings, somewhat intimately, via the secret canal—his ears are now connected to ours. Is there a hole to some fresh air out there, on the other side of the world, in this pandemic new age?”