The Raqs Media Collective enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art, have made films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have founded processes that have left deep impacts on contemporary culture in India. Raqs (pron. rux) follows its self declared imperative of 'kinetic contemplation' to produce a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods that it deploys even as it achieves a consistency of speculative procedures.
The Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. Raqs remains closely involved with the Sarai program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (www.sarai.net), an initiative they co-founded in 2000.
Raqs Media Collective is based in New Delhi, India.
Sharjah Revisited: The Soft State amidst the Hard Edges of the Middle East by Gayatri Sinha
In Conversation with Sheikha Hoor by Gayatri Sinha
Tributes to Gieve Patel (1940-2023) by Nilima Sheikh, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anju Dodiya and Aditi Singh
Brunei Gallery and Mosaic Rooms Exhibition Reviews from London by Virginia Whiles
The Many Faces of Rocketganj by Vasudha Chatterjee
TALKING CURE by H G Masters
INSERT 2014 by Raqs Media Collective
The Rest of Now by Raqs Media Collective