21st Century: Art in the First Decade was held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, from 18 December 2010 – 26 April 2011.
The young American creates outrageous videos and posts them online on YouTube and Vimeo under the pseudonym Wian Treetin. In A Family Finds Entertainment, Trecartin and his friends appear dolled up in lurid DIY make-up and half-baked costumes improvising their way through loosely plotted scenarios at hyper-real speed. Recalling tripped out manifestations of bad television, these low-budget affairs address ‘youth culture’ through cheesy special effects, dressups and associated ‘Gen Y’ lingo as a means of reflecting upon a generation both affected and affirmed by media consumption.
21st Century: Art in the First Decade at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, closed today, but you can view more of Ryan Trecartin’s work online here.