Curated by Amelia Abdullahsani and Merryn Trevethan, Bus.Stop.Art. is an innovative public art exhibition constituting art installations and interventions by Singapore-based artists at bus stops along the east-west route of bus 175. This exciting island-wide project takes art out of museums and galleries into the public realm where Singaporeans live, work, and commute, bringing a much-needed sense of joy and wonder to the everyday.
Ten Singapore-based artists respond to the theme #ArtMovesUs, and requisition advertising panels of bus stops for their artworks. From the heartlands to the city centre, the installations spill over into the surrounding community, and the artists activate them in unique ways.
Bus.Stop.Art. includes a number of public programmes that invite the community to get involved; curator tours on the bus, self-guided tours, meet the artists sessions, interactive artworks, as well as downloadable and online activities.
Merryn Trevethan, Bus Stop Art, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.
27 January 2021, 6pm – 6.45pm, Online via FB livestream
Welcome Onboard the Bus.Stop.Art. Virtual Tour enabling both local and global audiences to experience artworks sited at bus shelters along Singapore’s bus 175 route. Join curators and artists in a conversation about making projects outside the white cube and on an extraordinary journey across the city from Geylang Bahru to Gillman Barracks.
ART OUTSIDE THE WHITE CUBE
Curator, Merryn Trevethan in conversation with artists, Andy Yang & Yen Phang.
Curator, Amelia Abdullahsani in conversation with artists Regina De Rozario (Perception3) & Helene Le Chatelier.
Bus.Stop.Art. LIVE event and videos are produced with the support of Facebook Open Arts. Facebook Open Arts exists to build community through creativity and are delighted to partner with Bus.Stop.Art for Singapore Art Week to celebrate the work of artists in public spaces.