M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)

Jamia M.F. Husain Art Gallery in Vogue

Those of us who were here in Jamia during the 2010-2011 academic session, probably know that the M.F. Husain Art Gallery in Jamia was used as a backdrop in a Bollywood movie titled “Sadda-Adda,” which was released in 2012 [Link].

However, it is unlikely that the same people would know that in that same year, the M.F. Husain Art Gallery was also used as a backdrop in a fashion photo shoot meant for the Vogue fashion magazine, for their January 2011 edition. [Link]

Following three pictures are part of a larger set of pictures published in the Vogue, India magazine, January 2011 issue. [Link]

M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI as a backdrop in a Vogue, India fashion photo shoot for their January 2011 issue. (Photo: Tarun Khiwal / Via www.myfdb.com)

[Thanks to Amaan Khan for sending us this tip.]

About M.F. Husain Art Gallery:

M.F. Husain Art Gallery was build during the tenure of Vice-Chancellor Mushirul Hasan in 2008. The gallery has been designed by Romi Khosla Design Studios, New Delhi. According to the designers:

In 2008, the vice chancellor (Mushirul Hasan) proposed a new cultural hub for the university that would have as its core a contemporary students’ canteen, a unique art gallery and landscaped lawns.

The architects chose white marble in the canteen and white metal louvers in the art gallery to express this contemporary identity.The art gallery has become a community space for gathering alternative expressions of culture and identity. This role signaled the canteen and the art gallery as iconic models of architectural expression in contemporary Indian academic institutions.

M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI. (Photo: Saurabh Pandey, Via  www.rk-ds com)
M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI. (Photo: Saurabh Pandey/ Via www.rk-ds com)

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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