Ming Wong - Me in Me
Duration: July 6th (Sat) to September 22nd (Sun), 2013
The Shiseido Gallery is pleased to announce that it will host an exhibition by Singaporean artist Ming Wong, a talent currently receiving considerable attention throughout the contemporary art world.
Ming Wong was born in Singapore in 1971 and currently bases his activities in both Singapore and Berlin. His unique video works typically involve researching films and then placing himself within their worlds along with newly added interpretations.
At the 2009 Venice Biennale, Ming presented a solo show in the Singapore Pavilion, and there received a Special Mention from the judging committee, the highest recognition ever accorded any Singaporean at that event. He then continued with solo shows in locations like Singapore, Seattle, Tasmania, and Tokyo. In 2012, he exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, and has been receiving international attention ever since.
This exhibition at the Shiseido Gallery realizes Ming's long-held desire to spend time living in Japan while creating new work based on Japanese cinema and traditional Japanese arts. His approach in this has been to review and analyze Japanese films from the three perspectives of “historical,” “modern” and “animated,” then create preview-style short films based on these. The installation will also include a display of articles related to the filming, including pieces of stage art, props, a documentary of the production process, and promotional movie posters.
The Shiseido Gallery welcomes one and all to come experience this new installation of new films based on Japanese cinema, the first such work that Ming Wong has created while living in Japan.