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Sunil Gupta. Pictures from here

Sunil Gupta. Pictures from here
Sunil Gupta. Pictures from here
This summer, the John Hansard Gallery unveils new works by London based artist, Sunil Gupta. The culmination of a three year AHRB Creative and Performing Arts Research Fellowship conducted at the University of Southampton, Pictures From Here (named after the artist's new Autograph book published by Chris Boot) is a solo exhibition showcasing Gupta’s latest issue based work about HIV and place.

The work featured in this exhibition makes a personal exploration of ‘homeland’ as experienced by the artist who has lived in London, Northern India and the Eastern part of Canada. The photo-text, photo-document and photo-juxtaposition-cum-montage pieces — specially made for this exhibition during a residency at Light Work, Syracuse University — act as an individual, cultural geography. They narrate Gupta’s personal journey — from his birthplace in India, through his adopted homes in Canada and England — and his multifarious identity as a gay man of colour with HIV. They further convey the photographic struggle to visualise the complex relationships and identities that belie the Eastern landscape Gupta has inherited and the Western landscape he inhabits. His journey between them and their juxtaposition in the photographic diptych, not only depicts the artist’s dislocated relationship to ‘homeland’ but also the spreading of the HIV virus. Developing this theme, the new video work (A World Without) Pity, 2002, documents the stories of HIV positive people and the professionals managing their treatment. Made during the artist’s return to India, the accounts featured reflect Gupta’s search for a mirroring of his British HIV experience in India
photography
Foster, Stephen
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(2003) Sunil Gupta. Pictures from here.

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Abstract

This summer, the John Hansard Gallery unveils new works by London based artist, Sunil Gupta. The culmination of a three year AHRB Creative and Performing Arts Research Fellowship conducted at the University of Southampton, Pictures From Here (named after the artist's new Autograph book published by Chris Boot) is a solo exhibition showcasing Gupta’s latest issue based work about HIV and place.

The work featured in this exhibition makes a personal exploration of ‘homeland’ as experienced by the artist who has lived in London, Northern India and the Eastern part of Canada. The photo-text, photo-document and photo-juxtaposition-cum-montage pieces — specially made for this exhibition during a residency at Light Work, Syracuse University — act as an individual, cultural geography. They narrate Gupta’s personal journey — from his birthplace in India, through his adopted homes in Canada and England — and his multifarious identity as a gay man of colour with HIV. They further convey the photographic struggle to visualise the complex relationships and identities that belie the Eastern landscape Gupta has inherited and the Western landscape he inhabits. His journey between them and their juxtaposition in the photographic diptych, not only depicts the artist’s dislocated relationship to ‘homeland’ but also the spreading of the HIV virus. Developing this theme, the new video work (A World Without) Pity, 2002, documents the stories of HIV positive people and the professionals managing their treatment. Made during the artist’s return to India, the accounts featured reflect Gupta’s search for a mirroring of his British HIV experience in India

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Accepted/In Press date: 2003
Additional Information: Toured to Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Keywords: photography
Organisations: Faculty of Humanities, Professional Services

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Local EPrints ID: 355968
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355968
PURE UUID: 59412500-eb11-48b6-8788-52614cf7e6b3

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Date deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:17
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:42

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Curator of an exhibition: Stephen Foster

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