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Poster - If you see something, say somethin

If you see something, say somethin

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 2018 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thami, Aqui (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Risograph poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Aqui Thami

  • Museum number:

    E.673-2019

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 84, box A

Physical description

Risograph poster with black text on a flourescent orange ground reading 'If you see something, say somethin' (sic). A riot policeman is depicted holding a shield and running past a body lying on the floor.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

ca. 2018 (made)

Artist/maker

Thami, Aqui (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Risograph poster

Object history note

Aqui Thami is a Darjeeling-based contemporary indigenous artist whose work focuses on empowering marginalised communities and ‘making art to reclaim’. An entirely self-taught artist, she built resilience and reached out to others through her multidisciplinary art practice, which encompasses poster-making, performance, zine creation and photography. During her residency with the V&A Research Institute (VARI) in October 2018 to January 2019, supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, she explored political posters in the V&A collection and made a significant number of risograph posters at the Old Manor Park Library, working closely with the artist's collective One of My Kind (OOMK), who run a community print studio and publishing press on site called Rabbits Road Press.

Descriptive line

One poster by Aqui Thami entitled 'If you see something, say somethin'. Printed in the UK, 2018.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Risography

Subjects depicted

Police; Civil rights; Human rights; Shields

Categories

Posters; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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