Opening - Ming Wong @ Frye Art Museum

Ming Wong: LIFE OF IMITATION, seems to be everywhere nowadays. The Singaporean artist's award winning work was shown at Art Stage Singapore, and now it's showing at the Frye Art Museum. First presented at the 2009 Venice Biennale, where it won a Special Jury Mention award, the exhibition features multiscreen video installations; billboards by Neo Chon Teck, Singapore’s last surviving billboard painter; rare screen memorabilia; and photographs of cinema palaces. In his installations Wong adapts landmark films of world cinema, such as Douglas Sirk’s Hollywood melodrama Imitation of Life (1959) and in Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood for Love (2000), addressing issues of racial identity and gender.