Sunil Gupta & Mark Sealy In Conversation
Expanding upon his retrospective exhibition From Here to Eternity at the Ryerson Image Centre Gallery, artist Sunil Gupta and curator Mark Sealy will discuss the themes explored in the artist’s work, and the scope of his impressive career.
From Here to Eternity. Sunil Gupta, A Retrospective offers a complex and layered view of Gupta’s unique transcontinental photographic vision, bringing together a comprehensive selection of works from the innovative career of this pioneering community artist. From his participation in New York’s radical Gay Liberation Movement in the 1970s to his more recent campaigning in India, Gupta has inspired generations of photographers, artist/activists, and advocates for LGBTQ+ rights.
Curated by Mark Sealy
*This will be an online presentation.*
Co-organized by the Ryerson Image Centre and The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK), in collaboration with Autograph (London, UK), and in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi, India) was educated at the Royal College of Art, London, England, and received a PhD from the University of Westminster. As a photographer, curator, writer and activist, Gupta has used photography as a critical practice to focus on issues such as family, race, migration, and the complexities and taboos of sexuality and homosexual life since the 1970s. Gupta’s recent show (with Charan Singh) Dissent and Desire was presented at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India (2018) and his project Christopher Street 1976, published in 2018 (Stanley Barker) was presented at Hales Gallery in New York (2019). More recently, his publication Sunil Gupta: From Here To Eternity won the Kraszna-Krausz Photobook Award (2021).