Sunil Gupta in Life-Blood, Bloomsbury Festival

October 17 – 21, 2018

Images from Gupta's "From Here to Eternity” will be featured in a group exhibition on "Activist Art" entitled Life-Blood as part of the Bloombury Festival.

Sunil Gupta on this body of work: "I made these works partly in response to a period of illness brought on by the HIV. I thought that it might be time to think about how the virus affects my life. I ended up with these six diptychs. They were made in the darkroom as straight forward negative positive prints. Printing one's work in the darkroom is still magical as opposed to the digital printing that has largely taken over. The process itself seemed therapeutic."

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The Crypt Gallery
Euston Road (Entrance Dukes's Road), London, NW1 2BA
England

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Sunil Gupta + Charan Singh: Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018

December 12, 2018 – March 29, 2019

Works by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, and Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh's project: Delhi: Communities of Belonging are among the first announced for inclusion to the 2018 Kochi-Muziris Biennale.  Curated by artist Anita Dube, although the vision of the other biennale has not been stated firmly yet, she has expressed: "I want to explore the vexed question of the relationship between art and politics," she says, "as well as the possibilities of a non-alienated life."* Congratulations to the artists, and we look forward to seeing the Biennale take shape.

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Various locations, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Betwixt and Between, Curated by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew

July 13 – August 18, 2018

Betwixt and Between: Photography, Time and Place, curated by Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, features photographic works by: Hasan Elahi, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Meggan Gould, Sunil Gupta, Abigail Gumbiner, Yashna Kaul, Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe, Netta Laufer, Olivia B. McCullough, Abelardo Morell, Lorie Novak, Pierre & Gilles, Meghann Riepenhoff, Ian Mohon, Lauren Semivan, Starn Twins, Millee Tibbs, Penelope Umbrico, Clement Valla, and Jay Simple.

"This exhibition highlights artists that explore different processes and possibilities in photography with a strong emphasis on points where the various technologies amplify and augment the artist’s concept. Rather than arguing for a monolithic definition of photography, this exhibition is betwixt and between, with a three-pronged approach.”

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Jamestown Arts Center
18 Valley Street
Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835, USA

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Sunil Gupta works at Coming Out, Liverpool

28 July – 5 November 2017

 

A few works by Sunil Gupta from his series, Exiles, will be on view in the exhibition, Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender, and Identity at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

“It had always seemed to me that art history seemed to stop at Greece and never properly dealt with gay issues from another place. Therefore, it became imperative to create some images of gay Indian men; they didn’t seem to exist.” – Sunil Gupta

Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity 
Walker Art Gallery
Liverpool

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Sunil Gupta named Lead Curator for Fotofest 2018

February 2017

 

The esteemed photography festival, FOTOFEST, has announced that the lead curator for its 2018 Biennial will be SepiaEYE artist Sunil Gupta. Gupta is an excellent choice given the Biennial’s theme: INDIAContemporary Photography and New Media Art.

As a large, multilingual subcontinent, India has always relied on images to maintain a cohesive whole across myriad subcultures, regions, castes and languages. The introduction of photomechanical imaging in the nineteenth century enabled the rapid reproduction and dissemination of both spiritual and scientific ideals. Photography for most of its history was too expensive and technical and was left in the hands of ‘experts’ — until the birth of digital technologies and the arrival of the mobile phone, which has given more than 800 million people in India the power to make their own photographs and moving images. This exhibition will address the legacy of the last twenty years, a period when photography and moving image media have been consistently included within critical exhibitions of fine art. –Sunil Gupta

We can’t wait to see what he and co-curator Steven Evans select.

10 March – 22 April 2018
FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL LINK
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Houston, Texas USA

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Sunil Gupta at the Tate Britain

On view through February 2018

 

Tate Britain has rehung their contemporary section, Sixty Years of their “Walk through British Art,” and two works by Sunil Gupta are now on view. Untitled from the series, Reflections of the Black Experience, 1986 and Ian and Julian, from the series Ten Years On, 1986.

On view through February 2018
Sixty Years LINK
Tate Britain, London

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