2 July 2018
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Wong Ping’s work “Dear, can I give you a hand?” (2018), driven by his dark and risqué sense of humour, addresses the tension between an aging population and the relentless pace of the digital economy. In this video he discusses the origins of the work, based on a chance observation of an elderly man in Hong Kong, and describes it as a “diary of my 80-year-old self.”
“Dear, can I give you a hand?” was commissioned for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s permanent collection as part of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. The final exhibition of the initiative, “One Hand Clapping,” is on view at the museum through October 21, 2018.
Courtesy of Guggenheim Museum