If You See Something,Say Something

26 January – 11 February, 2007

Artists at 4A: Daniel Boyd, Hito Steyerl, Oliver Ressler, Dario Azzellini, Dmitry Vilensky, David Griggs, Tarding Padi and Zanny Begg.

If You See Something, Say Something is a multi venue exhibition and arts project that questions notions of dissidence, suspicion and fear. This exhibition brings together works by Daniel Boyd, Contra File, Etcetera, Dmitry Vilenksy, Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini, Richard DeDominici, Al Fadhil, Hito Steyerl, David Griggs, Taring Padi, pvi collective, SquatSpace, Astra Howard, Keg de Souza and Zanny Begg to actively examine the realities of agency and fear in the climate produced by the rhetoric of the War on Terror.

“If you see something, say something” was pasted on bus shelters and train stations around the world in the wake of the 9/11 bombings asking us to view those around us with fear and suspicion. But do we see this government sponsored vision of the world or do these advertisements move us to say something very different? In the state of exception produced by the war on terror we are asked to accept a consensual vision of fear, scapegoating and state sponsored violent. Yet many are moved to dissent from this.

Also Opening at Mori Gallery on 7 February, 6-8pm and Christie Cotter Gallery on 5 February 6-8pm

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.