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Programmes @ NUS Museum

in conjunction with Curating Lab: Phase 03 (9 January - 8 February 2015, NUS Museum)
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The following programmes are presented in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse and Pictureshow, two of three exhibitions making up Curating Lab: Phase 03.
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PROGRAMMES


10AM - 1PM | PICTURESHOW: NODES OF LOOKING

in conjunction with Pictureshow
Speakers:
Stefano Harney, Ground Provisions collective
A/P Stuart Derbyshire, Dept of Psychology, NUS
A/P Maurizio Peleggi, Dept of History, NUS
Shubigi Rao, artist
Kannan Chandran, publisher (moderator)

Pictureshow: Nodes of Looking
is an attempt to spark cross-disciplinary conversations about perception as a means of knowledge production. This mini-lecture series bring together speakers from various fields of study and aspires to nurture a comfortable and constructive space for looking from multiple vantage points. Through an exposure to multitudinous nodes of perception, participants are invited to explore looking beyond its literal sensorial quality and inspire meaningful conversations about the diverse manifestations looking can take. Expounding on different registers afforded by the neurological, historical and material, the symposium provides an occasion and platform for the unpacking of various perceptual issues beyond the artistic sphere.


3 - 4PM | PULP: A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE BANISHED BOOK

in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse
By:
Shubigi Rao, artist

Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book
is a decade-long film, book and visual art project about the history of book destruction. Join Shubigi Rao as she shares her preliminary interviews, observations and vignettes from Pulp as she visits public and private collections, libraries and archives around the world to retrace the disappearance of ideas long gone.


4 - 6.30PM | NOTES FROM THE (UNDER)GROUND
in conjunction with Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse

Speakers:
A/P Farish A Noor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU
A/P John Miksic, Dept of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS
Koh Nguang How, archivist and artist
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, writer and independent curator


Tread through a labyrinth of vault-less ambitions as we trawl through 700 year-old garbage, b-grade adventure stories, tabloid junk, material assemblage and inert email threads. At times a roll-call, a reportage, a reconstruction and restitution, this session examines the outliers of culture — civil waste, popular paraphernalia, itinerant memories.


Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse
combines a selection of Shubigi Rao's work with items from her personal library, and material that has never been exhibited publicly. "Waste", in Rao's work — as a material presence, underlying poetic logic, and anxiety — becomes a way of framing her oeuvre and process, and forms the exhibition's curatorial provocation. At once a kind of monologue and dialogue, a coded silence, and a cacophonic game of cadavre exquis, Shubigi Rao: Exquisite Corpse invites the entanglement of old and new voices as audiences engage in the exhibition's premise of intertextuality, spectrality, hidden layers, and remainders.
Curated by: Luca Lum, Raksha Mahtani and Chua Ying Qing.

Pictureshow seeks to spotlight the act of looking as the primal means of perception and knowledge acquisition. Assembling works and materials which have since grown distant from the stability of the canvas, the painting, and the two-dimensional that the word 'picture' is so comfortably associated with, this exhibition asks: How has the relationship between artistic expression and the pictorial mode evolved over time? By unhinging the habitual mode of seeing a picture with works and materials that generate their own definitions about representation, Pictureshow contemplates the image as mediator in the relationship between artistic production and consumption. The exhibition features the works and materials of Chun Kaifeng, Kim Lim, Matthew Ngui and Song-Ming Ang.
Curated by: Selene Yap, Cheng Jia Yun, Euginia Tan and Wong Yeang Cherng.

Event Timeline
Sat Jan 31, 2015
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM SGT
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NUS Museum
Tickets
[10AM-1PM] Pictureshow: Nodes of Looking
[3-4PM] Pulp: A Short Biography of the Banished Book
[4-6.30PM] Notes from the (under)ground
Venue Address
University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore Singapore
Directions
1. Car/taxi: By Clementi Road, first entrance from the highway. The museum is right after UCC. 2. Kent Ridge MRT: Internal Shuttle Bus D2. 3. Clementi MRT: Svc 96. 4. Kent Ridge Terminal: Svc 151.
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