Raqs Media Collective at San Jose Museum of Art

Raqs Media Collective
Postdate: PHOTOGRAPHY AND INHERITED HISTORY IN INDIA
Thursday, February 5, 2015–Sunday, August 2, 2015
San Jose Museum of Art

Pushpamala N. The Native Types—Yogini (after a sixteenth-century Deccani painting), from the series “Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs,” 2000–2004 Chromogenic print on metallic paper 20 × 14 inches Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Nature Morte, New Delhi

Pushpamala N.
The Native Types—Yogini (after a sixteenth-century Deccani painting), from the series “Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs,” 2000–2004
Chromogenic print on metallic paper
20 × 14 inches
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Nature Morte, New Delhi

Reading the photograph is to read into all the things it says, and at least into some of the things it does not say. Listening to its silences is an act of the imagination.
—Raqs Media Collective

The contemporary South Asian artists in this exhibition take history into their own hands. They mine the uneasy legacy of photography in India and reach back in time to engage in artistic conversation with historical photography, particularly with images made in the early days of the medium and at the height of the British occupation of the subcontinent.

Raqs Media Collective at San Jose Museum of Art

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