Raqs Media Collective: Luminous Will

When 17 Sep 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
Where Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium + Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery
230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
United States
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Opening Reception: September 17, 2015, 5–7 pm

Does history repeat itself, or simply rehearse its moves in anticipation? Can we read chronicles in terms of deferrals and déjà-vu rather than in terms of climaxes and closures?

“Luminous Will” refers to an eponymous work by Raqs Media Collective, where the hands of the clock index words that become phrases. The question of what is or can be a ‘Luminous Will’—an illuminated, iridescent desire for life itself—is central to the constellation of works that constitute the exhibition. The artists will transform the galleries into a habitat for thoughtfulness, affect, and the elaboration of a playful sense of plenitude.

This exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of Sandy Moose and Eric Birch. Special thanks to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residency Program.

About the Artists

Founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Raqs enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They are part of the 56th Venice Biennale in “All The World’s Futures.” Recent exhibitions include the Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi; the Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; and Centro de Arte dos de Mayos, Madrid.

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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