an experimental school period for transdisciplinary thought and context-responsive art making brought together by Bellas Artes Projects.
GUEST BIO: Raqs Media Collective
Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi & Shuddhabrata Sengupta) follows its self-declared imperative of “kinetic contemplation” to produce a trajectory that is restless in its forms and methods, yet concise with the infra procedures that it invents. The collective makes contemporary art, edits books, curates exhibitions, and stages situations. It has collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers, curators, and theatre directors, and has made films. It co-founded Sarai—the inter-disciplinary and incubatory space at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi—in 2001, where it initiated processes that have left deep impact on contemporary culture in India.
Images: 1) Art in the Age of Collective Intelligence (installation view from Whitaker Gallery of Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2015); 40 prints, Giclee Tables, Books, nine True Mirrors. 2) The Coronation (2015); fiberglass sculptures on bitumen coated wooden pedestals, with acrylic polymer plaques. 3) Log Book Entry Before Storm (installation view from Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2014); site-specific installation.