Join us online for an in conversation with artists Min Wong and Brie Trenerry. In conjunction with Wong’s current exhibition Inner workout in the Ideas Platform and her work for 52 ACTIONS, Artspace’s online commissioning project, Wong and Trenerry will be discussing the history of cult leaders and the often-complicated relationship between the guru and the devotee representing human traits of altruism, vulnerability and optimism, alongside weaknesses such as dominance, desire for power and celebrity status. Referencing pop culture, film theory and lived experiences, Wong and Trenerry will unpack how the spiritual countercultures of the 1960s and 1970s have influenced today’s obsession with the self-help industry.
This event is free and open to all, but RSVP is essential
Min Wong is a sculpture and installation artist who is currently completing her MFA at UNSW Art and Design. Min has participated in international residencies in Spain, China and Los Angeles and recently exhibited at: Housemuseum Galleries, Melbourne; Newcastle Regional Gallery; Verge Gallery, Sydney; Hugo Michelle Gallery, Adelaide; and Firstdraft, Sydney. Min has exhibited in prizes such as Churchie Emerging Art Prize and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and in 2019 was the recipient of the Sculpture prize for the Ghost Fisher Art Award Prize.
Brie Trenerry is a Melbourne based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally.
Trenerry is currently completing her PhD which explores altered states of consciousness and collaboration as generative strategies for an expanded cinema.
Recent exhibitions include, You Say Phonetic I say Fanaticat KdMoFa (Kuandu Museum of Fine Art) a collaboration with Kieran Boland undertaken during a residency at KdMoFa in Taiwan, also exhibited at MARS Gallery in Melbourne 2020; Moving Pictures at LaTrobe Regional Gallery curated by David O’Halloran 2020; Art + Film: Beautiful and Deathly Nature New World Gothic MCA Sydney, curated by Erin Coates 2017; Sublime, Internal, Subliminal: emerging and established Australian video art, Ne Me Arts Centre Limassol Cyprus curated by Shaun Wilson 2017; Very Unco Torrance Museum Torrance Los Angeles curated by Ian Haig 2017.
Brie has been the recipient of residencies at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide 2015, the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) Contemporary Creative Residency via the University of Sydney 2018 and KdMoFA (Kuandu Museum of Fine Art), TNUA (Taiwan National University of the Arts, RMIT:ART:INTERSECT 2019.
Trenerry is the video curator at MARS gallery in Windsor.