Posted On:Friday, February 5th, 2016
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Raqs Media Collective
Curated by Amy L. Powell
Krannert Art Musuem, Illinois
29 January – 23 April, 2016
Time / Image
Raqs Media Collective, An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale, 2011, Single-channel video of colored and animated archival photograph, 3:34 minutes
explores the interrelationship of time and thought in contemporary art. The exhibition borrows its title and, loosely, its philosophical framework from French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995), who developed the concept of the “time-image” to describe what he felt to be a profound change in the perception of time brought about by post-World War II cinema. Through formal techniques such as cutting, montage, and repetition, cinema restated time as a tangible and active force with the potential to reach beyond the movie theater and into audiences’ experiences of the world at large.
The eleven artists selected for this exhibition understand time as an expansive dimension for interrogating the chronologies that govern how we live, for revisiting historical narratives and inherited genealogies, and for proposing futures yet to exist.
These artists strive for such ambitious aims, in part, through careful attention to form. They each seek out and develop temporal strategies of representation, whether in cinematic images that revive ghostly residues, in creative uses of juxtaposition that posit trans-historical and formal alignments, or in their acute attention to artistic mediums claiming to represent time—cinema and video, but also photography, sculpture, and painting.
Featuring exhibiting artists Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta)
George A. Miller Visiting Artists
Additional sponsorship in part by Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artists Fund/College of Fine + Applied Arts, School of Art + Design Visitors Fund, the Jerrold Ziff Distinguished Lecture on Modern Art, and Krannert Art Museum
New Day/Time: Friday, February 26
Artist Talk | 3:30 pm
Location: Lower Level, KAM Auditorium (rm 62)
“Time/Image” – Raqs Media Collective at Krannert Art Museum, Urbana Champaign