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Shuddhabrata Sengupta, well renowned artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective will visit Stanford to present Kinetic Contemplation.
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.
Exhibitions curated by Raqs include ‘The Rest of Now’ (Manifesta 7, Bolzano, 2008), Sarai Reader 09 (Gurugram, 2012-13), INSERT2014 (New Delhi, 2014) and ‘Why Not Ask Again’ (Shanghai Biennale 2016-2017). Their work has been exhibited at Documenta, the Venice, Sao Paulo, Manifesta, Istanbul, Shanghai, Sydney and Taipei Biennales. Their prospective, ‘With an Untimely Calendar’ was held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, in 2014-2015. Other solo shows at museums include at the Isabella Gardner Museum (Boston 2012), CA2M (Madrid 2014), MUAC (Mexico City 2015), Tate Exchange (London 2016), Foundacion Proa (Buenos Aires 2015), Laumeier Sculpture Park (St Louis 2016), and the Whitworth Art Gallery (Manchester 2017).