Raqs Media Collective


Raqs Media Collective (established in 1992). The word “raqs” in several languages denotes an intensification of awareness and presence attained by whirling, turning, being in a state of revolution. Raqs take this sense to mean ‘kinetic contemplation’ and a restless and energetic entanglement with the world, and with time. Based in New Delhi, Raqs Media Collective practices across several media; making installation, sculpture, video, performance, text, lexica, and curation. They were the artistic directors of the Yokohama Triennale 2020, Afterglow and their forthcoming solo exhibition The Laughter of Tears will be at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2021).