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 an exhibition covering issues of historical and contemporary migration, cultural exchange, and the impact of stereotyping upon identity.
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 hapless Caucasian actress who struggles with the script while prompted in fluent 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.
Forum, Performance + Party, 2 – 7pm
Saturday 2 March 2019
Held on the opening weekend of the Adelaide Festival, the 2019 Adelaide//International forum will provide a platform for debate on our changing and ever-more-connected world, and will feature a performance by Eugenia Lim.
Following the forum, the West comes alive from 5pm with featured events across the precinct at Samstag, SASA, ACE Open and JamFactory!
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.