Adelaide//International is a new series of solo exhibitions and forum programs from the Samstag Museum of Art for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Adelaide Festivals.
In 2019, the exhibitions include two Australian artists, Brook Andrew and Eugenia Lim, and two international, Lisa Reihana (New Zealand), and Ming Wong (Singapore). While discrete exhibitions in themselves, they also comprise a suite of works covering issues of identity, post-colonialism and migration.
Lisa Reihana’s panoramic video in Pursuit of Venus, was the most discussed and acclaimed work from the 2017 Venice Biennale and will be presented at its original, extraordinary scale. This cycle will also include world premieres of work from Brook Andrew and Eugenia Lim, who appears as the mysterious, gold Mao-suited persona from her celebrated series, Ambassador.
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. This quartet of work by four brilliant, witty artists is not to be missed.
The Adelaide//International Forum + Artist Performance: Saturday 2 March 2-5pm
Opening party: Saturday 2 March 5-7pm
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The best artwork at the Biennale? That will be Lisa Reihana’s ‘in Pursuit of Venus' ...Where most panoramas present a fixed viewpoint, this one moves and unfolds in a riveting animated sequence that took 10 years to complete and that deserves to be recognised as one of the key artworks of recent years.
The Sunday Times, UK
Event additional information
Brook ANDREW: Room A Eugenia LIM: The Ambassador Lisa REIHANA: in Pursuit of Venus Ming WONG: In Love of the Mood
Adelaide//International is a Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia initiative. 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.
Image: Lisa REIHANA, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], (still), 2015–17, multi-channel Ultra HD digital video, 7.1 sound, 64 min. Image courtesy of the artist and Artprojects, New Zealand at Venice, Creative New Zealand, NZ at Venice Patrons and Partner.
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