Hales is excited to announce that Sunil Gupta will be in conversation with curator and author Chris Boot to celebrate the launch of We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference, published by Aperture.
We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference offers an unparalleled firsthand account of the influential photographer and curator Sunil Gupta's writing and critical inquiry since the 1970s. In his pieces about homosexuality in Indian cities, the AIDS crisis, the Black Arts Movement, or key figures including Joy Gregory and Robert Mapplethorpe, Gupta foregrounds the power of cultural activism in the politically fraught contexts of London and Delhi, and illuminates the essential connections between queer migration and self-discovery. Continually questioning given forms of identity, Gupta offers artists and curators multiple strategies of resistance, carving out space for new ways of imagining what it might mean to live, love, and create.
The talk will take place at The Common Place, London on Wednesday 26 October at 7pm BST.
In Conversation with Chris Boot
The Common Press
118 Bethnal Green Rd
Wednesday 26 October 7pm BST
October 19, 2022