ThisOnly is a project developed out of the practice of Chiraag Bhakta. The practice weaves layered narratives & archival research and is expressed through various mediums, including wearables, publications, readymades and assemblage.
Ithaca College / Ithaca, NY
Revisiting TO-36 to TO-43, Through the filter of legendary Bronx rapper KRS-One, the installation explores the aesthetic and socio-political strides of Black cultural empowerment within tyrannical 1980s NYC and national and international politics.
I Don't See Colored
Volume One, The Browns
Juxtaposing found paint swatches from various hardware stores in New Jersey juxtaposed with images.
(TO-59 to TO-61)
Three Hair Crop mix-media prints, edition of 3
ThisOnly x Brooklyn Museum
Expanding upon themes from Baseera Khan’s “I Am an Archive” at the Brooklyn Museum. We present global perspectives of the hair economy rooted within our archival research & articulated through the mediums of wearables and digital prints.
Video works at Slingshot Festival in Durham, NC
"From Now On It Is Not Dying We Must Fear, But Living”
Part of the group show, Visions and Nightmares, at Simone Subal Gallery in New York. The show was curated by Baseera Khan.
Exploring the history and politics surrounding concepts of “intellectual property” and “private property” through media, print, and signage. These concepts presented themselves as we examined the institutional pathology behind today’s glaring “vaccine apartheid” expressed by the disproportionate severity of the Covid crisis upon the developing world (Collection.) Proceeds from this collection will be donated to charities responsibly addressing the Covid crisis in India. Consider this our “Ode to Sisyphus”.
(TO-36 to TO-43)
NADA House: Governors Island, New York
House 403 / 2nd Floor
May 8 – August 1, 2021
Through the filter of legendary Bronx rapper KRS-One, the installation explores the aesthetic and socio-political strides of Black cultural empowerment within tyrannical 1980s NYC and national and international politics.
(TO-29 to TO-35)
(TO-19 to TO-28)
This month was released in conjunction with an exhibit at Rawson Projects (NYC), which features wearables and a zine that explore the aesthetics and socio-political context behind the legendary rapper KRS-One’s experience in New York in the early 1980s (Collection) and the first Communist government (elected in 1957) in Kerala, India (Collection)
(TO-03 to TO-17)
Can be found in the PAST section
Website with 100 found and created objects each paired with a piece of media.