Hungry For Time
An Invitation To Epistemic Disobedience With Raqs Media Collective, In The Art Collections Of The Academy Of Fine Arts Vienna
9 October 2021–30 January 2022
Raqs Media Collective
Including work by
Fiona Tan, Dayanita Singh and Raqs Media Collective
On the occasion of the reopening of the Gemäldegalerie at Schillerplatz, the internationally active artist and curator trio Raqs Media Collective (Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula, Shuddhabrata Sengupta) from New Delhi was invited to question the historical art collections of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna - Paintings Gallery, Graphic Collection and Plaster Cast Collection - from an external perspective and to accompany their thematic realignments through dialogue with contemporary art. Based on the expertise of the house, the exhibition Hungry for Time opens up the possibility of reconsidering the three collections by incorporating the current discourse on decolonialism in art and cultural studies.