22 May '11, 1pm

Local artists Mr Seelan Palay and Ms Shikin Ali have brought their artistic talent into the political arena in...

Local artists Mr Seelan Palay and Ms Shikin Ali have brought their artistic talent into the political arena in...

Many of the exhibits revolve around the mandatory death penalty in Singapore. One such work is the rather macabre and chilling display of a what looks like a body bag hanging in solitary on one wall. Protruding from one end of the bag is a hint of an orchid arrangement. Another exhibit is a commentary on the on-going controversy over the prosecution of Mr Alan Shadrake who criticised the system in his book Once a Jolly Hangman . It shows a likeness of Mr Shadrake holding up what looks like a scrambled hand making the 'peace' sign. "The death penalty is discriminatory and is often used disproportionately against the poor, minorities and members of racial, ethnic and religious communities," the artists write in their introduction. In another display, Mr Seelan and Ms Shikin mount a series of five clocks with the faces of recently executed people who were convicted of peddlin...

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