Please Explain: Fear of small numbers and the geography of anger

SYDNEY
Tue 19 September 2017
6-8PM
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Free
Moderator: Associate Professor Phillip GEORGE
Speakers: Abdul Rahman ABDULLAH, Mehwish IQBAL, Khaled SABSABI and Nur SHEKEMBI.

 Join 4A for the first event in 4A’s new series Please Explain that invite 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 Mehwish Iqbal 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.