Curated by Rose Wei, The Passenger Project might be one of the quirkiest art showcases we’ve seen in a long time.
Billed as “an experimental art platform exploring the displacement of artworks” that’s located at Shimano Cycling World in the Stadium-Kallang area, we were wholeheartedly intrigued. Keen on highlighting ideas of displacement, wandering, and motion in the city while responding to the location’s surrounding bicycle routes, the platform features two “art bicycles” created by local artist Lim Zeharn and artist duo Paradise Now.
While you can visit the art bicycles during the day at Shimano Cycling World, the magic happens in the evenings, when individuals involved with the project take the bikes out for a ride. This allows the public to catch glimpses of these eye-catching works for a fleeting moment. This invites passers to consider and internalise this strange sensation of seeing art when you least expect it—or if you’re feeling particularly athletic, follow the bikes to get a closer look at them.
We always find it reinvigorating to see how art can exist beyond gallery walls, and The Passenger Project definitely imagines how displacing art dynamically beyond traditional contexts can make for either fleeting or memorable encounters.
Check out The Passenger Project through our photographs below!
The Passenger Project runs till 6 May 2023. The art bicycles are on display at Shimano Cycling World from 26 April to 2 May 2023 and will be taken out for a ride between 5:30pm – 7:30pm time from 27 April – 1 May 2023. Click here to find out more.