Image by Shubigi Rao: Cover of racy Jawi novel published by Qalam Press, Singapore, as shown by Faris Joraimi, Singapore.
Image by Shubigi Rao: Cover of racy Jawi novel published by Qalam Press, Singapore, as shown by Faris Joraimi, Singapore.
Image by Shubigi Rao: Cover of racy Jawi novel published by Qalam Press, Singapore, as shown by Faris Joraimi, Singapore.

PRESS CONFERENCE

Taking the form of a book, film and paper maze, Shubigi Rao’s exhibition, Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book, curated by Ute Meta Bauer and commissioned by National Arts Council, Singapore, explores the persistence of endangered languages, the futures of public and alternative libraries, and the cosmopolitanism of regional communities that have blossomed and waned in historic centers of print and trade, including Venice and Singapore.

Held on 18 January during Singapore Art Week 2022 at the Gillman Barracks, the press conference invited local and international media (the latter via livestream) to a panel discussion with the Artistic Team, artist Shubigi Rao and curator Ute Meta Bauer, as well as exhibition designer Laura Miotto; moderated by Kathleen Ditzig.

Shubigi Rao, artist speaking at the press conference for the Singapore Pavilion, 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
Shubigi Rao, artist.
Ute Meta Bauer, curator; Shubigi Rao, artist; and Kathleen Ditzig, moderator.
Ute Meta Bauer, curator; Shubigi Rao, artist; and Kathleen Ditzig, moderator.
Ute Meta Bauer, curator, and Shubigi Rao, artist.
Ute Meta Bauer, curator, and Shubigi Rao, artist.
Ute Meta Bauer, curator.
Laura Miotto, exhibition designer; Ute Meta Bauer, curator; Shubigi Rao, artist, Tay Tong, Director, Sector Development (Visual Arts), National Arts Council, Singapore; and Kathleen Ditzig, moderator.
Laura Miotto, exhibition designer; Ute Meta Bauer, curator; Shubigi Rao, artist, Tay Tong, Director, Sector Development (Visual Arts), National Arts Council, Singapore; and Kathleen Ditzig, moderator.