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Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], 2015–17 detail, single channel ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64 min. Courtesy the artist.
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 identity, post-colonialism and migration.
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.