Intermedia Art

New Media, Sound and Performance

Raqs Media Collective   

Variously described as artists, media practitioners, curators and cultural catalysts, the Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective was formed in 1992 by independent media practitioners Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Their work spans installation, new media, filmmaking, photography, media theory, research and writing. Recent exhibitions include Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery in London, Chalo India at the Mori Museum in Japan, The Art of Participation at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the 2007 Istanbul Biennial, amongst others.

Raqs sees its work as opening out a series of investigations through images, sound, objects, performance and text that straddle different (and changing) affective and aesthetic registers. Their imaginative unpacking of questions about identity and location expresses a deep ambivalence towards modernity and a quiet but consistent critique of the operations of power and property.

Raqs Media Collective

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