The Artists Village
The Artists Village (TAV) is Singapore's first art colony and a contemporary art group. It was established in 1988 and registered in 1992 as a Society. The group is historically significant for its contributions to Singapore's contemporary art scene, particularly for its engagement with societal changes and issues during the late 1980s and 1990s. TAV is known for its focus on performance art, installation art, and process-based work. The original space of TAV was a chicken farm located at Lorong Gambas in Ulu Sembawang, which has since been redeveloped. TAV played a pivotal role in introducing installation and performance art to Singapore's contemporary art scene. Younger artists were mentored by Tang and informed themselves about international artistic developments.
TAV also organizes exhibitions, Happenings, and symposia. In 2008, the Singapore Art Museum held a retrospective exhibition titled "The Artists Village: 20 Years On," which examined the collective memories of TAV and its impact on contemporary art during the 80s and 90s. This year inn 2023, TAV was invited to exhibit at the M+ Hong Kong.
TAV's aim is to foster and develop an increased consciousness of the importance of the arts and their contribution to Singapore society. This to be achieved by engaging in active dialogue with the public through the production and exposition of works of art.