On this page you can learn more about the exhibition.
Below you will find questions that you can think about in the exhibition.
Who are we?
KW Institute for Contemporary Art is a place in Berlin where artists, institutions, and people come together to share ideas, discuss social and political issues, and experience art. We have exhibition halls, apartments, offices, event spaces, and a café, and work with partners around the world.
About the exhibition of Martin Wong
KW is showing the work of Martin Wong.
He is an artist from the United States with Chinese descent.
He created many paintings.
His artworks show different people and landscapes from San Francisco and New York from the late 1960s until 1990s.
His art tells stories of people who because of their sexuality and cultural background are outnumbered in society.
His artworks include expressions from Chinese culture, graffiti, poetry, sign language, groups of stars/zodiacs and more.
The exhibition features over 100 pieces of his work, plus a book about him. It is called like the exhibition: Malicious Mischief.
What you can think about in the exhibition
You can use these questions as inspiration to engage with the works of Martin Wong.
What do the works of Martin Wong tell us?
Living in a big city like New York or Berlin, how can people come together and shape their lives together themselves?
Find symbols in Martin Wong’s paintings and think about what they might mean.
Think about other forms of communication besides the spoken word.