Waqas Khan, Monica Narula (RAQS Media Collective), Alistair Hicks

Talk

May 27, 2017 / 14:30

As part of the exhibition “Doublethink: Double vision” Pera Museum is presenting a talk on Saturday May 27th at 14:30. Moderated by curator Alistair Hicks, the talk will be accompanied by the artists Waqas Khan, RAQS Media Collective. Through the relationship between image and text, artists will be discussing their various works.

About Waqas Khan
Waqas Khan was born in Pakistan in 1982 and educated at the National College of Arts in Lahore in Printmaking. His work has been shown at major international group shows like Decor, Fondation Boghossian - Vila Empain, Brussels, Belgium (2016); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016); Fear nothing, She says, Museo Nacional de Escultura. Valladolid, Spain (2015);  and at art fairs all around the world such as Art Basel (Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong), ARCOmadrid, Art Brussels, Art Dubai, Artissima, Frieze London, India Art Fair, Art Art Stage Singapore, among others, as well as Madrid Gallery Weekend 2014) and Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2012. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 3 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Waqas Khan's works are part of prestigious collections such as the The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London; the Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany; the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the Devi Foudation, both in New Delhi, India. The artist will have a major solo exhibition in Manchester Art Gallery in September 2017.

About RAQS Media Collective
(Jeebesh Bagchi, b. 1965, New Delhi; Monica Narula, b. 1969, New Delhi; Shuddhabrata Sengupta, b. 1968, New Delhi)Raqs Media Collective have been variously described as artists, media practitioners, curators, researchers, editors and catalysts of cultural processes. Their work, which has been exhibited widely in major international spaces, locates them in the intersections of contemporary art, historical enquiry, philosophical speculation, research and theory – often taking the form of installations, online and offline media objects, performances and encounters. They live and work in Delhi, based at Sarai-CSDS, an initiative they co-founded in 2000. They are members of the editorial collective of the Sarai Reader series.

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

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Doublethink
Double vision

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