SASA Gallery

The SASA Gallery (South Australian School of Art Gallery) is an outreach and exhibition facility within UniSA's School of Art, Architecture & Design. The Gallery's exhibition, publication and external scholar programs focus on innovative contemporary art, architecture, design, curatorial and writing practices. The SASA Gallery's exhibition and publication programs seek to position the artists, designers and researchers we work with in a national and international context, engage with critical dialogue and debate, and enable artists, designers, curators and writers to generate new art and new ideas. As  an active site of teaching and learning SASA Gallery supports the full range of taught programs within the School and has a strong outreach program with free exhibitions, events, gallery floortalks and guest lectures open to the public.

1.	Ming WONG, In Love for the Mood (still), 2009, 16:9 3-channel colour HD video with audio, 4 mins.

Ming WONG, In Love for the Mood (still), 2009, 16:9 3-channel colour HD video with audio, 4 mins.

Adelaide//International

Ming Wong: In Love for the Mood

Thursday 28 February — Friday 5 April 2019

Singaporean artist Ming Wong works through the visual styles and tropes of iconic films and performances. Through reinterpretation of world cinema classics — where the artist deliberately miscasts himself and others, often playing multiple roles in a foreign language — Wong explores gender, representation, culture and identity, considering the means through which motion pictures construct subjectivity and geographic location.

Commissioned for the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2009, In Love for the Mood is a restaging of Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai’s iconic film In the Mood for Love (2000). Wong substitutes a Caucasian actress for the roles of both Chow Mo-wan and Su Li-zhen, a man and woman whose respective spouses are cheating on them. The actress in Wong’s production is not a native speaker of Cantonese, and recites the lines with difficulty — bordering on exasperation at times — even though the artist prompts her off-screen. In a performance about identity, Wong’s deliberate miscasting of the female lead elevates the film’s exploration of the frailty of the human heart to a universal condition encountered by all, regardless of race or language.

In Love for the Mood is accompanied by a film program curated by the Mercury Cinema. For screening times and tickets, see www.mercurycinema.org.au


In Love for the Mood is presented courtesy of the Singapore Art Museum. A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition at the SASA Gallery, City West campus, for the Adelaide//International. Extended hours until 5 April, open daily 10am — 5pm.

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