The body and city are entangled and intertwined, each holding influence and power over the other. Cities shape their lines and function around the bodies that inhabit them. The body, in turn, adapts itself and carves the continuous transformation of a city. In the process of mutual growth, still, there are bodies that disrupt the organized planning of a city. In the eyes of the state, these splintering are foreign objects that must be tamed, if not eradicated. Splinter showcases
11 artists exploring the disruption of the established practices and behaviours of society. In affirming their own presence, these splinters become grafts that can restore the body and revitalize the city. They expand the possibilities of the city beyond the limits of what is known and recognised. In Splinter, we see how the undesirable nurtures our bodies and allow us to reimagine what more life in a city can become.
Featuring Aneesha Shetty, Clara Lim, Divyalakshmi Suressh, Guyrence Tan, Khairi Ibrahim, Lukas, Nadhirah Khalid, Nitya Jain, Rajeswariy Rasoo, Sara Hermes and Stephanie Leonardi, Splinter is curated by Nelly Tan and runs from 10 April to 30 April 2021.