RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE: The Laughter of Tears

Posted On:Saturday, September 18th, 2021 | by project88newsadmin

Kunstverein Braunschweig is pleased to present the exhibition The Laughter of Tears by Raqs Media Collective, which will be on view until November 28, 2021.

Raqs Media Collective, Comic Contempt, 2021. Installation view, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 2021. Courtesy Raqs Media Collective and Kunstverein Braunschweig. Photo: Stefan Stark.

Raqs Media Collective combines a philosophical attitude with a distinct aesthetic flair for creating intense sensory fields. This is evident in the installations, video and graphic works that constitute The Laughter of Tears, as well as in the text they offer in accompaniment to the exhibition.

The Laughter of Tears is a distillation of the way in which Raqs is experiencing and responding to this present time and its immediate past. Very concretely, the years 2020 and 2021 which will be remembered as being unimaginably difficult across the world, are triggers for reflections that crystallize into several new works, and re-takes of some extant work, all of which cohere to form this multi-layered exhibition.

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