Since 2016, the King Ping Pong organisation has been commissioning artists to design and build an entertaining (but playable!) trick/krazy table tennis tables for the public to enjoy.
Each new table is presented annually at the King Ping Pong tournament, which takes place at a different gallery every two years.
For 2022, in the huge ‘Depot’ space at the Complex art centre in Dublin city, we are holding a 2 day interactive exhibition: Wiff Waff* is Playing at My Gaff, of ALL 7 Krazy Tables, which have amused (and frustrated ; ) participants and spectators since we began commissioning them. This year’s double table offering comes from Liliane Puthod and Ella Bertilsson.
The King Ping Pong Tournament started in 2012. In 2016, Prendergast & Moor, the curatorial duo that began the annual event kobbled together a krazy trick table—with krap lying around Pete Prendergast’s studio—for that year’s meet to visually augment the experience.
It was a hit, so every year since we have asked an artist to go create one for that year’s event, usually liaising with the host venue on selection. They have never failed to delight. On our tenth anniversary, we want to bring you all these tables. A smörgås of bords if you will.