The BALI project: Phase 2

Date: 17th September 2001 - 13th Oct 2001

Venue: SIKA Gallery: Bali, Cemeti Foundation, Jorgja


On the 17th of September 2001, four contemporary artists ( Agnes Yit, Kai, Jeremy Hiah and Tien will embark on a journey to Bali, Indonesia. The journey was inspired from the discussions about the pioneer artists of Singapore (pioneer artists: Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and Chen Chong). It was through these four pioneer artists and their journeying to Bali, which resulted to the birth of modern art in Singapore (1952). 49 years later, these four contemporary artists decide to 'return' to Bali and embark on a journey to find out more about their artistic roots. This revisiting of the 'historical moment' is intended as an intervention of the Singapore modern art history narrative. '...retracing the path of where we have been in order to get a better bearing on where we are and where we are going.' - Extract from Museum as a Muse, Mark Dion.

The 4 artists are members of the Artists Village and they are actively involved with recent art events in the local art scene. It is their aim in this project to re-enact the footsteps of Singapore's pioneer artists, in a bid to answer and question some of Singapore's modern art history and observe some positions in cultural exchange. The four artists would like to invite all to visit official 'Bali Project' website for the Bali project experience and share your thoughts on the project.


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The artists will be involved in projects with Sika Gallery, Bali and The Cemeti Foundation, Jorgja. For more information pl. contact the address below.

This project is supported by the National Arts Council (singapore)