Image by Shubigi Rao: Antiquarian bookseller Federico Bucci opens a censored, sixteenth-century edition of works by Francesco Petrarca, Venice, Italy, 2021.

Public Reading

In the spirit of Shubigi Rao’s project Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book for the Singapore Pavilion curated by Ute Meta Bauer, writers, librarians, printers and other members of the community featured in the artist’s film and book came together for an afternoon of public reading.

Official Opening

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, Singapore, and marking its 10th participation, the Singapore Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of the La Biennale di Venezia was officially opened on 21 April 2022. 


Ahead of its opening in Venice, the Singapore Pavilion held a "behind-the-scenes" with artist Shubigi Rao, curator Ute Meta Bauer, exhibition designer Laura Miotto and design firm Studio SWELL.

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

Press Conference

Held during Singapore Art Week 2022, the press conference invited local and international media 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.