July 14, 2017 - Remai Modern - Raqs Media Collective: Passwords for Time Travel
July 14, 2017

Remai Modern

Raqs Media Collective, Passwords for Time Travel, 2017. Courtesy of the artists.

Raqs Media Collective
Passwords for Time Travel
July 1–31, 2017

remaimodern.org

Remai Modern is very pleased to announce its newest web commission, Passwords for Time Travel, by Raqs Media Collective.

Passwords for Time Travel consists of a suite of text and image videos proposing a set of terms that anticipate and rehearse conversations with the near and distant future. Combining the enigma of a spell with the precision of a dictionary entry, these unexpected lexical combinations are presented along with images that elaborate upon the multiple meanings of the texts.

In association with its pre-launch programs, Remai Modern has been inviting artists to realize original projects exclusively for online viewing. On the first day of every month, a new work appears on Remai Modern’s homepage. Through these web commissions, the museum considers its website as an extension of its physical space and onsite program. Mobile and experimental, this online gallery allows for direct, personal encounters with art while connecting artists and audiences across the globe.

The web commissions are curated by Gregory Burke, Executive Director & CEO, and Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator at Remai Modern.

Previous commissions by Ryan Gander, Tammi Campbell, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Thomas Hirschhorn, Taysir Batniji, Pedro Barateiro, Kara Uzelman, Rosa Barba, Amanda Beech, Ellen Moffat, Duane Linklater, and Lynne Marsh remain accessible in the online archive.

The Raqs Media Collective was founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta. They 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. The Raqs members are based in New Delhi, India, and remain closely involved with the Sarai program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, an initiative they co-founded in 2000.

About Remai Modern
Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art, opening October 21, 2017 in Western Canada. Remai Modern aims to be a vibrant, imaginative and prescient museum committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. The building, by eminent Canadian architects KPMB, overlooks the South Saskatchewan River in downtown Saskatoon. Remai Modern is home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints, and aspires to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art programming. The inaugural exhibition, Field Guide, curated by Executive Director & CEO, Gregory Burke, and Director of Programs & Chief Curator, Sandra Guimarães, will animate the entire building. Selected works from the museum’s collection will be displayed in dialogue with contemporary projects, commissions and installations by international and Canadian artists. The projects include the debut of the Picasso collection, curated by Ryan Gander; a critical workshop by Thomas Hirschhorn; and a collaboration between Tanya Lukin Linklater and Duane Linklater.

To learn more about Remai Modern, please visit remaimodern.org.

Remai Modern is made possible thanks to contributions from the Government of Canada, the Province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, and many private and corporate donors. We are also grateful for program support from SaskCulture, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskTel, Canadian Heritage, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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