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Tony Schwensen Biography

Paralleling political correctness and everyday experiences with artistic and cultural orthodoxies, Schwensen's interdisciplinary art practice examines the deeply flawed underside of cultural life, specifically the clash that occurs at the intersection of artistic values and the economies of production and distribution. Schwensen's practice has always been dependent upon utilising the medium most appropriate for the concept, be it painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video or performance. Recent investigations have simultaneously combined performance, installation, wall texts, live feeds and video to explore and implode socio-political situations.

Tony Schwensen In Related Press

Artists can’t help swearing in Just Not Australian Related Press Artists can’t help swearing in Just Not Australian 20 February 2019, Art Guide Australia

Nothing is what it used to be in the group show Just Not Australian. This is probably just as well, since the cultural artefacts that form much of the show's raw material are not always pretty. In works made over the last two decades, the 19 artists have used existing images, materials and meanings to reconstruct and critique Australian...

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"Tell Me My Truth" at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Related Press "Tell Me My Truth" at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 24 March 2015, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Tell Me My Truth seeks to address persistent and often contentious relationships that frame the individual within the group. Exploring the motivations of artists for whom a questioning of the veracity of the status quo is a defining aspect of their practice, Tell Me My Truth presents works that give form to alternative narratives. Contrasting...

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