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Rajinder Singh

UNTITLED (MAGICAL BEING)2018

UNTITLED (MAGICAL BEING), 2018 consists of a welded assembly of brass rods resembling a scaffolding constructed around a found object that hoists an accumulation of twisted braided saffron fabric referred to as ‘Rubia 5m wide’ used in the ubiquitous and often sacred practice of turban tying in South Asia. Rajinder’s practice is dedicated to the vulnerability of the body and its pain, hidden behind the gestures and movements of worship. His sculptures reflect his enquiries into the power of ritual action in the construction of the social body and the ways the human body unfolds around various topographic and symbolic borders.

MediumFabric, brass rods and found object
Dimensions35 x 35 x 40 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4235
Out on loan Narrow Gate of the Here-and-now: Queer Embodiment, East Wing, 30/07/2021 - 07/08/2022
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Rajinder Singh, UNTITLED (MAGICAL BEING), 2018, Fabric, brass rods and found object, 35 x 35 x 40 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021, 2021

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About the Artist

Rajinder Singh

Rajinder Singh (b Ipoh, Malaysia) lives in Dublin, Ireland. Rajinder’s paintings and installations as well as photography, video and performance work explore ideas around the vulnerable body and its pain, interrogating the economies of power that deny it space and shape.
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