Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula & Shuddhabrata Sengupta

Combining art, curating and theory through the Raqs Media Collective

It’s been another busy 12 months for Raqs Media Collective. At the end of last year, their edition of the Shanghai Biennale, Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories, opened to positive reviews. They took up residence in Tate Modern, London, in December, leading a series of public workshops. The New Delhi-based collective, formed in 1992, had its first major UK exhibition, at the Whitworth Museum in Manchester in September, titled Twilight Language, and the trio took part in eleven group shows internationally, including the Sharjah Biennial, and delivered a further four lectures. In London, they presented a new holographic sculpture, Hollowgram (2017), commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries for its pavilion, which rather enigmatically considers ‘the inner life of power’.