"Tell Me My Truth seeks to address persistent and often contentious relationships that frame the individual within the group. Exploring the motivations of artists for whom a questioning of the veracity of the status quo is a defining aspect of their practice, Tell Me My Truth presents works that give form to alternative narratives. Contrasting fiction with the documentary, remembrance with negation, responsibility with impunity, and privacy with surveillance within the public realm, Tell Me My Truth is at once a provocative demand and an admission of the futility of splendid isolation in a world that more than ever is defined by our connectedness.
This is the second exhibition instalment of MASS GROUP INCIDENT, a major five-month multi-stage project curated and produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Comprising a series of exhibitions, site-specific projects, performances, film screenings and public programs, this broader project’s central theme is the power and limits of social engagement and collective action as experienced by the individual. Within this construct, Tell Me My Truth takes a more analytical and meditative approach in its investigation of the causes of social friction and mutual understanding." 4A.com.au
Tell Me My Truth
Simon Fujiwara, Helen Grace, Amala Groom, Fx Harsono, He Xiangyu, James Newitt, Tony Schwensen, John Von Sturmer
27 March – 16 May 2015
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Video: Dominic Kirkwood
Interview: Pedro de Almeida and Toby Chapman
Edit: Nick Garner
Co-produced by and © Das Platforms and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, 2015
Tell Me My Truth is produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art; assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; and supported by the City of Sydney Cultural Grants Program.