An exhibition of krazy ping pong tables
The Depot @ The Complex, Dublin, Nov 2022
Ella Bertilsson (2022) =OO= Liliane Puthod (2022) =OO= Conor O’Sullivan (2021) =OO= Daire McEvoy (2019) =OO= Tanad Aaron (2018) =OO= David Lunney (2017) =OO= Prendergast & Moor (2016/22)
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 been commissioning artists to design and build an entertaining (but playable) trick/krazy table tennis tables which have never failed to delight the visiting public. 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 held the interactive exhibition Wiff Waff* is Playing at My Gaff, of all 7 krazy tables to date, which have amused (and frustrated ; ) participants and spectators since we began commissioning them. A smörgås of bords if you will.
We have a massive debt of gratitude to all the amazing artists who are working way below their commission rates to produce tables for an event they dig. We love you.
With continued thanks to OPW