Short and Sweet: WONG PING

The short tour provides quick insight into current exhibitions or special themes of the MAK Permanent Collection.

Tue, 30.1.2024 6 pm6.30 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
About the exhibition
In his animated films and installations, Hong Kong-based artist Wong Ping, born in 1984, stages absurd, often lewd narratives that speak to our deepest desires, fantasies, and suppressed feelings. The colorful and childlike aesthetic in Wong’s videos creates a light-hearted, humorous, and accessible approach to the protagonists’ deep psychological issues. Wong’s themes of social isolation and social failure are partly derived from his life in Hong Kong. His parables are razor-sharp in their criticism, pose existential questions, and with their disarming honesty on the borderline between shock and humor, force viewers to reconsider their internalized norms of decency. 
The MAK will show the artist’s first solo exhibition in Austria.

Language: The tour is held in German.
Duration: 30 min.
Tour fee: € 3 + admission to the museum
Admission every Tuesday 6–9 pm € 8 (on site) / € 7,50 (online)
Meeting point: MAK Columned Main Hall
No registration necessary