India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
Looking At the Tree Again – An exhibition of Photographs
Opening: March 28, 2017 | 04:30 PM
On view between: March 28 - April 02, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM
MF Husain Art Gallery | Jamia Millia Islamia
Ghaffar Manzil Colony, Jamia Nagar, Okhla, New Delhi - 110025
Please note the change in the venue and time of this event. This exhibition will open at 04:30 PM on March 28, 2017 at the MF Husain Art Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
Join us for an exhibition by photographer Zubeni Lotha at the MF Husain Art Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
In 1936, Austrian ethnologist Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf’s photographic representation of the Konyak Nagas created the archetypal Naga stereotype that transmitted the earliest and most definitive images of the Nagas to rest of the world. Zubeni reinterprets his images in the present by exploring the ways in which the agency of the people that Haimendorf photographed could be understood. Through her own practice as a photographer, she critiques the larger tradition of colonial-anthropological photography through which the Naga community has been defined, and the colonial context in which it took place.
Zubeni Lotha is a photographer from Nagaland. She has published work in Outlook Traveller and The Caravan, and has contributed to the New York Times India blog and the Random House blog. Zubeni’s practice as a photographer attempts to capture flashes of tribal life in Nagaland, preserving moments from a way of life that is on the decline in the face of rapid socio-economic changes. Her work, How Do I look, questions the idea of Naga culture, identity and representation. Zubeni’s ongoing project Dimapur 797112, about her hometown of Dimapur was exhibited in Delhi, in 2012.
Zubeni Lotha received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts under the Arts Research programme, with support from Titan Company Limited.
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