19 Sep 2017

VENUE: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

As part of The Big Anxiety associated program, join 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for the first event in a new series ‘Please Explain’ that invites presenters to rethink, recharge and reimagine contemporary issues through the arts and academia.

In the inaugural series, co-curated by Nur Shkembi and Mikala Tai, the Australian Muslim experience is front and centre with thought provoking discussions on feminism, fantasy, politics and racism and features members of the collective Eleven.

The first panel, Please Explain: Fear of small numbers and the geography of anger, brings together artists Abdul Rahman Abdullah, Khaled Sabsabi and Khadim Ali with academics and curators Nur Shkembi and Associate Professor Philip George. Taking cues from Arjun Appadurai’s Fear of Small Numbers. An Essay on the Geography of Anger, artistic practice and academic work are considered in light of the questions Appadurai raises about the darker side of globalisation and multiculturalism.

Please Explain precedes the launch of The Big Anxiety Commission We Are All Affected, curated by Nur Shkembi and Khaled Sabsabi.

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ CatalystAustralian Arts and Culture Fund.