Basel

Basel

“WONG PING: GOLDEN SHOWER”

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
January 18–May 5, 2019

Curated by Elena Filipovic

Do you know why love is shown in the shape of a red heart? The narratives in Wong Ping’s beguiling animations revolve around obsessions not only with every kind of human appendage—long noses included—but also with things: Popsicles, sweat, teeth, turnstiles, and videotapes. It’s exciting, then, to hear that Wong’s first institutional solo exhibition will focus on his wonderfully visceral videos (including the sequel to Wong Ping’s Fables 1, 2017, which will debut here) as well as on his bemusing sculptures and installations, existing and newly commissioned. Like the answer to his question about love—a heart is the shape of a lover’s lips when you are lying down beside them—these objects will reveal vivid new perspectives on Wong’s world.