Tony Schwensen Great AmericaOpening: Wednesday 21 October, 6–8pm Dates: 21 October – 7 November 2015
Born Sydney, Australia in 1970, living and working in Boston, MA, USA since 2008.
Tony Schwensen’s artistic practice is based in research.
Research outcomes have been presented in exhibitions, performances, lectures and conferences, in venues that range from museums, to state and national galleries, universities and art schools, commercial galleries, experimental art spaces, performance festivals, and public spaces across Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Oceania.
Interweaving fact, fictions, myth and propaganda, recent research contrasts the socio-political history of the United States as a behavioral conditioner against the performative behavior of traumatized hominids constructing a version of a history/mythology that collapses in on itself through its inherent contradictions, as official histories tend to do under scrutiny.
Courtesy the Artist, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, and Station, Melbourne