MINI GOLF – a social practice: H#3
Amy Wong: Projections of Idealism
“My aim is to celebrate the intrinsically quaint artifice of mini-golf. I have designed a miniature island, inspired by the step forms of pyramids and ziggurats. The structure features the reproduction of a mural-sized drawing I made entitled ‘Projections of Idealism: Props to Tahitian Kids and Henry Darger’. I wanted this island to be bright and beautifully synthetic, as one big stereotype, yet sincere, with plastic contrasting the romantic image of charcoal on paper. As a spiral golf ramp, one could either start at the bottom and hit the ball up the ramp, or begin at the top to allow the ball to roll down.” A.W.
- This is a par-4 hole
- Don’t know which way to putt?
- The artist offers you the choice to either start at the top and work your way down, or to start and the bottom and putt your way up!
- Gravity can work in your favour
Amy Wong (b. 1981, Toronto) has lived and worked in Canada, the US, the Netherlands, Spain and China. Wong completed her BFA at Concordia University in Montréal, and her post-graduate studies at De Ateliers Institute in Amsterdam. Exhibitions include Naive Melody (this must be the place) at INDEXG, Toronto, Everything is Everything at aceartinc. Winnipeg, and Work on Wonder at the CEAC, Xiamen, China. Wong is the recipient of grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. She is represented by Galerie Albus Lux in Roosendaal, the Netherlands.
The artist would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, David Dennis, David Dennis Jr.,Sio, and Christopher Wong for the completion of this project.