19 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021
Through sculpture and installation, Min Wong seeks to explore and embrace metaphysical narratives, esoteric practices and mysticism. The motivation for this research stems from her involvement in Evangelistic Christianity as a child and her Chinese father’s ritualistic practices as a Taoist. These lived experiences are the foundation for her investigation into meta spirituality and a search for authenticity in this paradoxical time. Min’s practice explores spiritual countercultures, utopias and esoteric practices to find healing from disconnection of community and nature and reimagine a renewal of connection between nature and spirituality in which they can coexist. In its genuine state, self-care can be a defiant act for social justice, a holistic approach that includes emotional, mental and spiritual fulfillment that also supports the utopian collective. By looking back to past and present spiritual movements, Min’s practice investigates illusory hopes, desire, failure and seeks to remodel alternative worlds as possible futures within the contemporary dystopic.
Min is currently undertaking her MFA at UNSW Art and Design. Min has exhibited nationally and internationally and participated in residencies in China, Spain and Los Angeles. Her recent exhibitions have included a commissioned work for the inaugural exhibition of the Housemuseum Galleries and collection. Min has been included in many group exhibitions and award exhibitions such as Brand Library, Los Angeles, Churchie Emerging Art Prize and Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Min has held recent solo exhibitions at Artspace Ideas Platform, Verge Gallery, Firstdraft, Hugo Michelle Gallery and FeltSpace.