India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
in collaboration with
Imagined Homeland - a counterpose to the colonial-anthropological representation of tribes in India
a presentation by Sharbendu De
Friday, September 07, 2018 | 07:30 PM | Lamakaan
Off Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Opposite GVK One, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500 034
Join us for a presentation by lens-based visual artist Sharbendu De on the lives of the Lisus, an indigenous forest-dwelling community located on the Indo-Myanmar border of Arunachal Pradesh. Sharbendu will share his photographic and video work through an understanding of the stereotypes and politics of representation of marginalised communities. The presentation will be followed by a conversation between Sharbendu De and Cultural Geographer and Executive Director of the Hyderabad Urban Lab, Anant Maringanti.
Sharbendu De is a lens-based visual artist, academic, and writer. His work explores the intersections between documentary and conceptual approaches. Symbolism, mythology, and dream interpretation influence his art practice. He has an MA in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster, London (2010). His six-year-long photographic project Imagined Homeland was recently exhibited at Prix Voies Off in Arles, France. Curated by the German artist Boris Eldagsen, the series will be exhibited at the Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad (opening on September 06), as well as at Tblisi Photo Festival, Georgia. It was also shortlisted for Lucie Foundation's Photo Made Scholarship. De grew up in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands but presently lives in New Delhi.
Sharbendu De received a grant under the Arts Research programme, made possible with support from Titan Company Limited.