21 August to 5 October 2008 Singapore Art Museum Gallery-Turn-Studio: 8Q sam
Over 30 artworks and artists' project by The Artists Village: installations, video art, paintings, performance art, sculptures, drawings, etc.
TAV engendered radical shifts in generating new ways and manners of thinking and making art in the history of contemporary art in Singapore. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of TAV's establishment and offers historical distance to evaluate and examine the significance of TAV as part of the Singapore Art Museum's series of exhibitions on artists' collectives.
The exhibition is conceived as a metaphor for the memories and histories of The Artists Village, thematically categorised into three periods: 1988 to 1994, 1995 to 1998, and 1999 to 2008. The changing Artworks by TAV artists from 1988 to 1994 offer entry points to understand the artistic activities, objectives, and artistic practices that shape TAV collectively. The tensions, disjuncture and collision of the individual and collective memories of TAV are captured through interviews of artists from 1995 to 1998. The final period focuses on a new group of TAV artists who signalled their intention to continue TAV's mission to promote contemporary art and to bring about a better understanding of contemporary art practices.