Raqs Media Collective


Raqs Media Collective (est. 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, India, Raqs Media Collective’s practice spans across several media, making installation, sculpture, video, performance, text, lexica, and curation. They were the artistic directors of the Yokohama Triennale 2020, ‘Afterglow’.