Lobby Gallery Exhibition: Belonging, Transformation, and Ethnographic Predicaments in Nepal’s Himalaya

Friday February 1, 2019 - Tuesday April 30, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nepal exhibit

Image credit: Kory Thibeault

Drop by the Liu Institute Lobby Gallery between now and the end of April to enjoy our latest Lobby Gallery exhibition. A closing reception will be announced soon.

Artists: Yungdrung Tsewang, Tsering Gurung, Yeshi Gurung, Kory Thibeault, and Emily Amburgey

Curator: Rosaleen McAfee

The photographs in this exhibition are a collection of work pertaining to social, environmental, political, and economic transformation among Himalayan communities in Mustang, Nepal. Using landscape and portrait photography, the exhibit is a compilation of work from artists who have worked together in an effort to visually explore the unique environment of Mustang in tandem with the convergence of inter-generational social change. The secondary aim of this work is to draw attention to the nature of conducting ethnographic fieldwork and the complex negotiations that emerge through the process of collaborative research.

Co-sponsored by the Himalaya Program, funded by the Institute of Asian Research, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

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