Shuddha Sengupta (of Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi)

A Never-Ending Conversation and Occasional Stories

Renowned New Delhi-based artist Shuddha Sengupta reflected on what performance means to him as a medium, both historically and currently- and the imperatives of ‘kinetic contemplation’ and speculative procedure that are followed by Raqs Media Collective.

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As part of Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi-based artist Shuddha Sengupta enjoys playing a plurality of roles, appearing as artist, occasionally as curator, and sometimes as a philosophical agent/provocateur. Raqs produces a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods they deploy in their speculative procedures. Sengupta, in association with Raqs Media Collective, has held exhibitions in a numerous institutions globally, including Documenta 11 in Kassel (2002); The Great Bare Mat and Constellation, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2012); Its Possible Because Its Possible, Centro de Arte dos de Mayos, Madrid (2014); and Asamayavali/Untimely Calendar, NGMA, New Delhi (2014-15), and All The World’s Futures, Central Pavilion (Giardini) at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015).

Top Right: Image courtesy of Carol Haggerty.
Bottom Left: Image courtesy of the artist.