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