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HWP 2015-16 | October 5, 2015 – July 29, 2016

From the Miraculous to the Mundane
Led by Resident Professors Minerva Cuevas, Sandra Noeth, Raqs Media Collective and Ghassan Salhab; Preface organized by Ali Cherri

With seminars led by Ahmad Beydoun, Finbarr Barry Flood, and Iman Issa.

HWP 2015-16

From The Miraculous to the Mundane
PROGRAM
PREFACE
Ali Cherri | October 5 – 23, 2015
WORKSHOP I | The World and the Movement of Images
Ghassan Salhab | November 23 – December 18, 2015
SEMINAR I
Ahmad Beydoun | February 3, 4 / public talk on February 13, 2016
GROUP CRITIQUES
Haig Aivazian and guests | January 18 – 22, 2016
WORKSHOP II | Denormalizing Bodies. Rehearsing Citizenship
Sandra Noeth | February 1 – March 2, 2016
SEMINAR II
Finbarr Barry Flood | April 18 – 22, 2016
WORKSHOP III | Becoming Power
Minerva Cuevas | April 25 – May 20, 2016
SEMINAR III
Iman Issa | May 31 – June 2, 2016
WORKSHOP IV | Everything Else is Ordinary: On the Mimetic and Discordant Relations Between the Miraculous and the Mundane
Raqs Media Collective | June 6 – July 1, 2016
“Everything Else is Ordinary” is a line that caps almost every entry in a found diary kept by an industrial worker in Delhi. Raqs Media Collective weave this thought into Strikes at Time, their video exegesis on the reclaiming of lost time from the working day. In their workshop, Raqs will coax the ‘ordinary’ and the ‘extraordinary’ to play with each other by mobilizing readings of art works, film, literary texts, philosophical and scientific works, diverse cultural materials and investigative procedures in order to unravel how the mundane and the miraculous differ from, shadow and mimic each other. In doing this, they hope to offer new and exciting ways of relating art practices, thought, emotion, life and curiosity.

Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 in New Delhi, by Jeebesh Bagchi, Shuddhabrata Sengupta and Monica Narula, after they graduated from the AJK Mass Communication and Research Center, Jamia Millia University in New Delhi, while working together on their first, now lost, 16mm film, Half the Night Left, and the Universe to Comprehend. Raqs is a word in Arabic, Persian and Urdu that connotes an ecstatic form of kinesis. Raqs take it to signify the practice of kinetic contemplation.

Over the past two decades, the Raqs Collective has enjoyed playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as curators, and sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They create installations, make videos, photographs, print and online works, play with archival traces, make exhibitions and art interventions in public spaces, write essays, enact lecture-performances, engage with pedagogical procedures, edit books, design events, and foster collaborations.

In 2000, Raqs co-founded the Sarai New Media Initiative at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) in Delhi, and the Sarai Reader Series. Raqs’ work has been exhibited widely, including at Documenta, and at the Venice, Istanbul, Taipei, Liverpool, Shanghai, Sydney and Sao Paulo Biennials. They have had solo shows in museums and in educational and independent art spaces in Boston, Brussels, Madrid, Delhi, Shanghai, London, New York, and Toronto among other cities. Raqs also curated Rest of Now, Manifesta 7 (Bolzano, 2008), Sarai Reader 09 (Gurgaon, 2012-13), and INSERT2014 (Delhi, 2014).

With guest speakers Mania Akbari, Salima Hashmi, Yasmina Jraissati, Sami Khatib, and Cuauhtémoc Medina.

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