Sunday Scene

Akshaya Tankha

Akshaya Tankha is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Art at the University of Toronto. Tankha's doctoral project explores the relationship between visual culture and modernity in the Indigenously-inhabited state of Nagaland in northeast India. He has worked at the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi, a centre for the preservation, documentation and study of South Asian photography, and with Khoj International Artists Association, a major catalyst for contemporary art in South Asia and the Global South. Tankha will be discussing Naeem Mohaiemen's film Afsan's Long Day, The Young Man Was: Part 2 (2014).