Art collective Raqs predict future in latest Indian solo – picture feast


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 … Continue reading

Words in Art: India’s Raqs Media Collective see all words as equal


Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective is the first to be featured as part of our new words-in-art series. In this interview, Raqs talks about how they use written language to express their particular views and thoughts within their new media works. – Group conversation and discussion, and the recording of this narrative, is integral to their art practice – Their biggest challenge to date was the curation of “The Rest of Now” for Manifesta 7 in 2008 – The group likes to use words that leave the reader asking questions and for them, words have no hierarchy – The installation Skirmish (2010) is part of an ongoing series of ‘love stories’ – Time is often explored in artwork by Raqs and is a concept that particularly interests the group; they discuss Escapement – A show at Experimenter Gallery in February, 2011, is announced as well as a new light sculpture, Revoltage.

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If it makes you scratch your head, its art – Sakshi 25th anniversary exhibition


MUMBAI ART SHOW SAKSHI GALLERY SWAPAN SETH Mumbai-based Sakshi Gallery has made the rather unusual decision of having a first-time curator put together its golden jubilee show. Having said that, the gallery is well-known for exhibiting experimental works so perhaps, … Continue reading