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. 

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Aneesha Shetty
Finite Falls
Soil, acrylic, adhesive
2021

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Divyalakshmi Suressh

Altar to Strange Wounds

Mixed media installation

2021

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Khairi Ibrahim

Tails for everyone

Faux fur, white cement

2020

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Nadhirah Khalid

“See me now, your severed daughter...”

Dual-channel video installation

2021

Rajeswariy Rasoo

How Are you Going to Be Cured?

Mixed media installation

2021

Sara Hermes

Answers for a fool

Oil on canvas

2021

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Clara Lim
Bodyscapes
Mixed Media Photographic Print
2020

Guyrence Tan

The Reflection Composition And That Actor

Mixed media installation

2021

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Lukas

無感 (wú gǎn)

Oil on canvas

2021

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Nitya Jain

A Boon or A Curse

Fabric

2021

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Stephanie Leonardi
Slip Series
Crochet ceramics
2020 -2021

Sara Hermes

Answers for a fool

Oil on canvas

2021