Bent metals, casted objects in silicone, mirror

a Pair

Growing a Pair presents a delicate arrangement of metal sculptures placed in tension with other objects.

The installation interprets the saying “to grow a pair”, which denotes a masculine undertone of being strong, confident, acting courageously, especially after failing to do something. In this work, Aki articulates an embodiment that is nonbinary, consensual, and not defined by a biological or physical condition.

Growing a Pair illustrates an intimate view of the physical and psychical dissonance, where invisible translations of bodily experience outgrow the human form.

Aki Hassan, Growing a Pair, 2021, bent metals, casted objects in silicone, mirror. Between the Living and the Archive, 9 – 28 March 2021, installation view. Photography by Ruey Loon.

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