Thursday 28 February — Friday 5 April 2019
The Adelaide//International is a new series of exhibitions for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Adelaide Festivals, each comprising works by artists from Australia and overseas, along with associated forum programs.
In 2019, two Australian artists — Brook Andrew and Eugenia Lim — and two international — Lisa Reihana (New Zealand) and Ming Wong (Singapore) — will be featured in four distinct exhibitions exploring histories of migration, the impact of cultural exchange on communities and individuals, and questions of who holds the power of narration.
Lisa Reihana’s panoramic video in Pursuit of Venus [infected] was the most discussed and acclaimed work from the 2017 Venice Biennale and will be presented at its original extraordinary scale. Ming Wong turns a scene from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love on its head with his playful In Love for the Mood, recasting a Caucasian actress in the pivotal lead roles, who falters through her inadequate grasp of Cantonese.
The 2019 exhibition will also include world premieres of work from Brook Andrew and Eugenia Lim, the latter of whom appears as the mysterious gold Mao-suited persona from her celebrated series The Ambassador. In contrast, Brook Andrew’s slightly unsettling installation aims to repair and broaden the representation of Aboriginal history.
This complementary quartet of work by four brilliant artists is not to be missed.
Held on the opening weekend of the Adelaide Festival, the 2019 Adelaide//International Forum will provide a platform for debate on our changing and evermore connected world, and will feature a performance by Eugenia Lim.
The Adelaide//International is a Samstag Museum of Art initiative presented as part of the Adelaide Festival.
Eugenia Lim: The Ambassador is a 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Museums & Galleries of NSW touring exhibition.
Ming Wong: In Love for the Mood is presented in partnership with the Singapore Art Museum.
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