The Indian Express: Raqs Media Collective: ‘We have been questioning the boundaries of knowledge and art’

Posted On: Sunday, August 23rd, 2020 | by project88pressadmin

Written by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi

The Delhi-based artistic trio on being appointed as artistic director of the Yokohama Triennale and how art can be a form of renewal

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The Collective’s trio – (from left) Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. (Tanaka Yuichiro/Courtesy: Organising Committee for Yokohama Triennale)

The Yokohama Triennale is one of the first major art events to take place after a spate of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the curatorial note you mention how “Afterglow” (the title) “lights up an awareness of what it means to keep making art in the twenty-first century”. If you could please elaborate. 

 The Yokohama Triennale 2020 opened on July 17, with every precaution in place, and with protocols for how visitors can be within the exhibition so as to minimise chances of contact. The opening signals to the world that art is there — to think with everyone in this moment, to invite all to activate the imagination, and to be with thought, desire, and insight into care and contagion.


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