The first session of a two-part conversation, this panel discussion will focus on the book Arus Balik (1995) by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, which is the starting point for the eponymous exhibition that will be on view. Three of the participating artists will be joined by Philippe Pirotte, the curator of the exhibition, to discuss Ananta Toer’s body of work, its influence and legacy, as well as notions of censorship and the forbidden book.
Image caption: Shubigi Rao, research documentation for Pulp (2013–ongoing). Singular transcribed copy of forgotten oral stories, from writer Syeda Hamed’s personal collection, New Delhi, India. Courtesy the artist.