Raqs Media Collective: Everything else is ordinary

Raqs Media Collective: Everything else is ordinary
Library Shelf Location 18.RAQS
Publication Date 2018

What is time? What does it mean to measure time? And how is time related to space and history?

The examination of time, language, and history is central to the artistic work of the Raqs Media Collective, which was established in New Delhi in 1992.

Through making use of various media, the three members, Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta combine contemporary art with historical and philosophical speculation, historical research, and theory, whereby they consider social and political conditions within a global context.

This catalogue features important examples of the collective’s work from 2006 to 2018, and includes some installation photography from their exhibition, Twilight Language at The Whitworth art gallery, Manchester (in 2017/18).

Raqs Media Collective have also written two new pieces for this book: Plankton in the Sea: A Few Questions Regarding the Qualities of Time, and Additions, Subtractions: On Collectives and Collectivities – both of which explore the essential themes within their own practice.

Raqs have participated in major art festivals around the world such as Documenta, Venice Biennale, and Sydney Biennale, and they have exhibited at TATE Modern (London), National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi), Isabella Gardner Museum (Boston), and MUAC (Mexico City), among others.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at K21 in Düsseldorf (21 April – 12 August 2018).

ISBN 9783735604767
Quantity 1
Pages 168pp, 270mm x 200mm
Editor Susanne Gaensheimer
Author Leonhard Emmerling
Format Hardback
Publisher Kerber Verlag
Related Artist Raqs Media Collective
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality Indian
Languages English, German

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