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From Here to Eternity. Sunil Gupta, A Retrospective

On view at: The Photographers’ Gallery, London, England (October 9, 2020–January 24, 2021)
Coming to: Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada (Fall 2021)
Guest Curator: Mark Sealy (Autograph, London, England)
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This exhibition offers a complex and layered view of artist Sunil Gupta’s unique transcontinental photographic vision. From Here to Eternity brings 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.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication produced with generous support from the Bagri Foundation.

Co-organized by the Ryerson Image Centre and The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK), in collaboration with Autograph (London, UK).

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A black and white photograph of a man on a New York street.
Fig. 1

Sunil Gupta, Untitled #22, from the series Christopher Street, New York 1976, 1976 (printed 2014), inkjet print © Sunil Gupta. Courtesy of the artist and Hales Gallery, London and New York; Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto; and Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi 

Artist Bio

Sunil Gupta

Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi, India/Canada/UK) was educated at the Royal College of Art, London, England, and received a PhD from the University of Westminster, England. Gupta’s work uses independent photography as a critical practice, focusing on race, migration, and queer issues. His 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). His work has been exhibited in various group exhibitions, including Paris, Bombay, Delhi... (Pompidou Centre, Paris, France, 2011) and The Place is Here (Nottingham Contemporary, England, 2017). It was also displayed as part of the permanent collection at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, London, England (2018). He is a Visiting Tutor at the Royal College of Art and was the Lead Curator for the 2018 Fotofest in Houston, USA. His work can be found in many private and public collections, including the George Eastman Museum (Rochester, USA), the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Japan), the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto, Canada), the Tate (London, England), and the Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA).

From Here to Eternity. Sunil Gupta, A Retrospective

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