Curator’s Perspective: Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Friday, October 30, 2015
Wollman Hall, The New School
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Shuddhabrata Sengupta of the Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi will present on Raqs’ recent curatorial projects.
For his Curator’s Perspective talk, Sengupta will discuss the modalities of occasional curating situated within a collective artistic practice. The Raqs Collective’s work straddles artistic practice, curatorial projects, theoretical interventions, critical writing, research and teaching. This variety is often perceived as if it were a series of very different moves. For Raqs, the line between artistic, intellectual and curatorial work, though present, is a set of shifting markers. Sengupta will make a case for the interweaving of different strands within the practice of Raqs, and argue for a kind of fluid dynamics between the making of art, curation and critical research.
Organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School
The Curator’s Perspective is a free, itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for national and international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. These talks provide ICI the opportunity to assemble documentation on and disseminate information about a wide variety of international perspectives on art today. In 2015, audiences will hear perspectives on art, culture, and exhibition-making from curators based in Chicago, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Munich, and New Delhi. Practitioners will talk about what they’re most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now.
The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.