ICA Miami presents The Modern Way to Shower (2019), a newly commissioned video by animator and installation artist Wong Ping (b. 1984, Hong Kong).
With a signature style that is both psychedelic and provocative and narratives that are richly symbolic, engaging and absurd, Wong Ping creates episodic cinematic tales that are profoundly universal, while often deeply psychological and personal. Wong’s animated videos and installations humorously allegorize contemporary issues of sexuality, culture, politics, and power. Often alluding to fable and fiction, adopting narrative forms such as the detective novel and creating anthropomorphic characters, Wong’s visual language exposes crude realities while offering a space for reflection through fantasy, humor and shared experience.
Wong Ping has presented solo shows at Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2019); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (2019); and Frieze London, UK (2018), among others. Major group exhibitions include “ANTI” at the 6th Athens Biennale 2018, Athens, Greece; “One Hand Clapping” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2018); and “Songs for Sabotage” at New Museum, New York. Wong’s animations have been commissioned by M+, NOWNESS and Prada, and his films featured at screening events including the London International Animation Festival, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and the Melbourne International Animation Festival, (all 2013). Wong’s work is held in several permanent collections including Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+, Hong Kong; KADIST, Paris/San Francisco; and Fosun Art Foundation, Shanghai, among others.
This exhibition is organized by ICA Miami and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Artistic Director.