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HUNGRY FOR TIME

Hungry for Time An invitation to epistemic disobedience with Raqs Media CollectiveArt Collections of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 9 October 2021–30 January 2022 The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has undergone a fundamental […]
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soDA Magazine Story

soDA magazine 19, Zurich (2002); Casebook (2014, AGYU Canada), Raqs presented the concept of “Event-shaped Hole” which translated into the essay The Event-shaped Hole and the Photographic Image in The Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 2021 […]

Salt

Text and image essay by Raqs, published in The Drama Review, Volume 65 Issue 4, 2021

Thickets

Text by Raqs, published in “Slow Reader: A Resource for Design Thinking and Practice”, 2021

Sharing our Sources

Text by Raqs (and extracts from essays), in the first publication accompanying “Afterglow”, Yokohama Triennale 2020, curated by Raqs Media Collective

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Afterglow

Yokohama Triennale 17 July – 11 October 2020 Afterglow presents works that turn space into complex diagrams of thought and feeling. It comes into close contact with the ancient, rubbing against time to discern untested […]

The Double Act of Flower-Time

Text by Raqs, published in Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm, editors Cameron Cartiere + Leon Tan, 2021

Anta(h)shira

Text by Raqs, for Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices: A Shared Vocabulary, 2021

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In the Open or in Stealth

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona 31 October 2018 to 17 March 2019 A realignment of resources, technologies, and energies is taking place. The intimationof this emergent ensemble, however, is faint and tangled.The exhibition is […]

Foreground Manoeuvres

Text by Raqs, published in Critical Times: Interventions in Global Critical Theory, Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 272–276

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The necessity of Infinity

The necessity of Infinity | 2017 Reading performance, Carpet, gold embroidery, Performers, musical tone generators; Carpet Dimensions 4 x 4.8m | Exhibited at Sharjah Biennale 2017, Sharjah “The Necessity of Eternity” recounts what must be […]

As if by design

Text by Raqs, published under “Superhumanity” for the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial

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Fever, Fever

Fever, Fever | 2015 Digital video, photo-constellations, match boxes, archival prints, 6’29’’ min (played in loop) Global Imaginations | Museum De Lakenhal | Leiden, The Netherlands
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Art as place: A proposition 

Note: The three curatorial projects City as studio, Art as a place and Common ground conceived between 2009- 2014 are an extension of Raqs’s engagement with the creative community that reimagine the questions around cultural […]

Extra
Time

Conversation between Chang Tsong-Zung and Raqs Media Collective 

Published in ‘Extra Time’, editor Chen Yun. Featuring contributions by Raqs Media Collective, Chong Tzung Chang, Huang Chien Hung, Lu Xinghua, Gao Shiming, Mou Sen & Li Zhenhua, 2013

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The Fruits of Labour

Fruits of Labour (2012) 100 orange fruit trees, industrial sizes fans, framed copies of the Faridabad Majdoor Samachar | Public Art Project at REAKT: Olhares e Processos, Guimaraes Approaching the sense of exhaustion and hopelessness […]
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Reverse Engineering the Euphoria Machine

Installation with furniture, 2 videos, objects, drawings, photographs Mori Museum, Tokyo (2008-09); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (2009); Essl Museum, Vienna (2009); Gallery Nature Morte, Berlin (2012)  Euphoria Machine is the name we give to […]
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Proverbs

Proverbs | 2011 1. Money Talks But Does Not Remember, Time Stops But Does Not Die, Power Surges But Does Not Endure: Cured MDF, LED lights, wooden frame, lighting sequencer (244 x 122 x 8 […]
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The Untold Intimacy of Digits

The Untold Intimacy of Digits | 2011 Looped video projection. 00:47 In every sum figured by power, a remainder haunts the calculation. Not everything adds up. A people are never equal to a listing of […]

Raqs Media Collective : Casebook.

Published in conjunction with the exhibition Surjection by Raqs Media Collective of New Delhi, held at the Art Gallery of York University from 22 September through 4 December, 2011, and curated by Philip Monk.

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36 Planes of Emotion & One Meter of Truth (Emotion)

36 Planes of Emotions | 2011 Laser engraved acrylic glass, furniture, lighting (180 x 150 x 60 cm) Surjection, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2011); Raqs Media Collective, The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2012) Graphic design: Amitabh […]
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Sarai Reader 08: Fear

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive.  Modernity’s great promise – the freedom from fear, now lies in ruins. One can argue that this vision was always compromised – modernity […]
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Sarai Reader 07: At Frontiers

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive  Frontiers considers limits, edges, borders and margins of all kinds as the sites for declarations, occasions for conversation, arguments, debates, recounting and reflection. […]
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Sarai Reader 06: Turbulence

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive.  If there were ever to be a ‘weather report’ for our times, an audit of the climate in which we have grown accustomed […]
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Sarai Reader 05: Bare Acts

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive. “This year, the Reader looks at ‘Acts’ – at instruments of legislation, at things within and outside the law, and at ‘acts’ – […]
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Sarai Reader 04: Crisis/ Media

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive “The book itself has its genesis in the Crisis/Media Workshop that was jointly organized in Delhi by Sarai-CSDS, Delhi and the Waag Society, […]
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Sarai Reader 03: Shaping Technologies

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive. Sarai Reader 03: Shaping Technologies sets out to ratchet our engagement with the contemporary moment a notch higher, in directions that are sober, […]
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Sarai Reader 01: The Public Domain

The entire book can be accessed and downloaded from the Sarai Archive. A Sarai is an enclosed space in a city, or, beside a highway, where travellers and caravans can find shelter, sustenance and companionship; […]

The Rest of Now

Text by Raqs, published in “Manifesta 7 COMPANION”, one of three publications accompanying Manifesta 7, co-curated by Raqs Media Collective

How to be an artist by night

Text by Raqs
Published in in Art School : Propositions for the Twentieth Century, Edited by Steven Madoff. MIT Press, Boston, 2009