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In 1992, Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta formed the Raqs Media Collective and have been collaborating to produce smart, poignant works—including multimedia installations, individual sculptures, online projects, and performances—through which they critically examine identity, urban development, modernization, and forms of power. In addition to their socially engaged art, they also curate, research, educate, and advocate. “The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs,” they write. Their work is founded on the concept of “raqs,” the state of kinetic contemplation achieved by Whirling Dervishes. This is reflected in Lost New Shoes (2005), a multimedia installation centered around a pile of 100 pairs on new shoes—metonyms for the human beings who might have worn them and their precarious journeys through life

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
The Time Needs Changing: Cao Fei, Nilbar Güreş, Raqs Media CollectivePera Museum
2015
After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997Queens Museum
2014
Corrections to the First Draft of HistoryFrith Street Gallery
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Souvenirs (Coronation Park) 1, 2015

Diptych, Prints on Metallic Paper
22 × 22 in
55.9 × 55.9 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
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Location
Mumbai
P
Project 88
Mumbai
Medium
Image rights
the Artist and Project 88, Mumbai

In 1992, Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta formed the Raqs Media Collective and have been collaborating to produce smart, poignant works—including multimedia installations, individual sculptures, online projects, and performances—through which they critically examine identity, urban development, modernization, and forms of power. In addition to their socially engaged art, they also curate, research, educate, and advocate. “The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs,” they write. Their work is founded on the concept of “raqs,” the state of kinetic contemplation achieved by Whirling Dervishes. This is reflected in Lost New Shoes (2005), a multimedia installation centered around a pile of 100 pairs on new shoes—metonyms for the human beings who might have worn them and their precarious journeys through life

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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