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Exhibition in London | Raqs Media Collective : An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale (2011)

Exhibition in London | Raqs Media Collective : An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale (2011) | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"Raqs Media Collective are three Delhi-based artists - Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta - whose practices include photography, new media, film, media theory and research, criticism and curation.

An Afternoon Unregistered on the Richter Scale (2011) is a silent looped video projection of an archival photograph, subtly altered by the artists to create a dream-like mise-en-scène. The original photograph, taken by James Waterhouse, depicts a room full of surveyors in colonial Calcutta in 1911, and is titled Examining Room of the Duffing Section of the Photographic Department of the Survey of India.

The Collective hope this intervention can ‘conjure a constellation of stars onto a drawing board, induce tremors too gentle to disturb the Richter scale, reveal a dreamed up desert, make time wind backwards, stain the afternoon with indigo and introduce a rustle and a hesitation in the determined stillness of the surveyors hard at work at mapping empire’."

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Exhibition in NYC | ‘Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi’ at Asia Society

Exhibition in NYC | ‘Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi’ at Asia Society | Indian Photographies | Scoop.it

"The show covers the late reign of the rich and powerful Mughals, from whom we derive the word mogul. At their height the Mughals ruled over much of the land that today comprises India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, founding the opulent city of Shahjahanabad, now Old Dehli, in 1648. The exhibition tracks their decline, which coincided with the rise of British rule in India..."

Martha Schwendener in  the NYT

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