Raqs Media Collective & Alistair Hicks
“The Event Shaped Hole”

Talk

December 14, 2018 / 18:30

Raqs Media Collective, whose works Escapement (2009), Re-run (2013), Emperor’s Old Clothes Maquette (2016) and Hollowgram (2017) are shown as part of “The Time Needs Changing” exhibition at Pera Museum, will be talking about concepts they’ve been working on recently as well as their recent projects. The exhibition’s curator Alistair Hicks will be in conversation with Raqs following the talk.

About Raqs Media Collective
Raqs Media Collective (Monica Narula, Jeebesh Bagchi & Shuddhabrata Sengupta) follows its self-declared imperative of ‘kinetic contemplation’ to produce a trajectory that is restless in its forms and methods, yet concise with the infra procedures that it invents. The collective makes contemporary art, edits books, curates exhibitions, and stages situations. It has collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers, curators, and theatre directors, and has made films. It co-founded Sarai—the inter-disciplinary and incubatory space at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi—in 2001, where it initiated processes that have left deep impact on contemporary culture in India. Raqs Media Collective exhibited their work as part of the show Doublethink Doublevision which took place at Pera Museum in 2017. Recently Raqs curated the exhibition In the Open or in Stealth at MACBA. Their recent solo shows include Not Yet at Ease (Firstsite, Colchester), Twilight Language (Whitworth Gallery, Manchester), It’s possible because it’s possible (MUAC, Mexico City) and With an Untimely Calendar (National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi).

The talk will be in English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.

Temporary Exhibition

The Time Needs Changing

The Time Needs Changing exhibition questioned our geo-politically controlled notions of time. The three artists in this show gave alternatives to linear time, which is currently strictly enforced by the power structures under which we live.

The Time Needs Changing

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Between Impressionism and Orientalism

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined. Through the exhibition, we will be sharing detailed information about the artist and the artworks. 

Nudes With Mirrors

Nudes With Mirrors

Although mythological themes are not commonly encountered in Turkish painting, it is possible to see variations of widespread themes such as the Venus at her Toilet. 

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

Modernity Building the Modern / Reshaping the Modern

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. Today, the collection can be considered one of the most important and outstanding examples among the rare, consciously created, and long-lasting ones of its kind in Turkey.