Talk: Raqs Media Collective


Salt Galata

January 10, 2012 18.30

Raqs Media Collection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           <i>Reading Light</i> sergisinden (Paris, 2011)<br />
Fotograf: Martin Argyrolo
Reading Light exhibition (Paris, 2011)

Photo by Martin Argyrolo

SALT Galata, Auditorium

The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art, have made films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have founded processes that have left deep impacts on contemporary culture in India. Raqs follows its self declared imperative of “kinetic contemplation” to produce a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods that it deploys even as it achieves a consistency of speculative procedures.

Based in New Delhi, The Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 in by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Raqs remains closely involved with the Sarai program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, an initiative they co-founded in 2000.

The talk will be held in English.