CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS NEW MEDIA
In an interview for our “Words in Art” series, Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective discussed works from 2010 and earlier. See how their aesthetic and methodology has been extended in new works now on show in “Premonition”, on at Kolkata-based gallery Experimenter until the end of March 2011.
The show is working with the idea of something to come—the idea of anticipation. … Déjà vu is the opposite of premonition, but we look at these phenomena as a kind of a loop – a premonition that is also a memory, that is also a warning, that is also a moment of reflection. The whole idea of premonition as something about to happen, as a sense of the future; now what if it is a sense of the future that never comes but perpetually defers itself. It is like looking back at the memory of an anticipation.
Images from the exhibition:
Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta formed Raqs Media Collective in 1992. Their installations combine new media techniques with sound, found objects and sculpture.
For more on the history of Raqs and their earlier works, click here to read our interview with the collective, part of our ongoing “Words in Art” series.
- Words in Art: India’s Raqs Media Collective see all words as equal – January 2011 – Raqs discuss their relationships with text and language
- Taiwan digital art in rare established Paris gallery showing – January 2011 – 3 Taiwanese artists counted among 24 international artists at a gallery show
- New media art showcased in first Indian festival of its kind – October 2010 – artists, critics, historians and art lovers gather at the First National Art Week of New Media
- India’s Experimenter focusses on the “now” with RAQS and Kolkata location – an interview with Prateek Raja – September 2010 – another critical collaboration between the gallery and group
- Top Australian media artists introduced at Art Taipei – public lecture by Antoanetta Ivanova – September 2010 – special exhibition programme “Encoded” was organised for Art Taipei 2010