Family archives stand at the intersection of memory and personal history.
They are of interest for their emotional quotient to their keepers as well as for academic and curatorial prospects for varied practitioners. Given the geographical location of Tripura, travel wasn't as swift as it is now. The idea of the world beyond the peripheries of the region was mostly acquired through travelogues and visuals from popular media.
The eponymous theme of the exhibition celebrates the general idea of going out and taking photographs.
'Out in the Sun' is a celebration of our community as a whole via its vernacular photography and personal archive. The act of this show in itself is akin to the unravelling of precious bits of memory from trunks and boxes of our houses and bringing them together in a courtyard- sitting in circles and sharing them as one big family.