Sunil Gupta | Finding Family | The Foundling Museum

Hales is proud to announce the inclusion of Sunil Gupta in Finding Family at The Foundling Museum, UK, through 27 August 2023. 
Finding Family questions the idea of family through art from the 17th Century to the present day. Looking at the ways in which artists have represented and responded to ideas of family, past and present, the exhibition presents a selection of historic and contemporary works of art that explore blood relations, social bonds, personal connections and love. 
In partnership with the National Gallery, the exhibition includes three iconic masterpieces from the Gallery's collection, by Hogarth, Gainsborough and the Le Nain Brothers. Visitors are invited to look afresh at these well-loved works of art and to question their assumptions. These are shown alongside objects from the Foundling Museum's collections, and paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by contemporary artists that reflect the many varied and complex versions of what and who family can be. Several newly commissioned works further enrich the exploration of what family means to different people. Contemporary artists featured in the exhibition include Matthew Finn, Sunil Gupta, Chantal Joffe, Gillian Wearing and Hetain Patel, alongside Mark Titchner, Annabel Dover, Tamsin van Essen, Harold Offeh and Helen Barff who have created new work for the show.
Finding Family encourages an exploration far beyond the idea of family in a nuclear sense, suggesting a broader, more inclusive definition that also invites us to consider where our own sense of connection and identity lie. If you think you know what family means, think again.

Sunil Gupta
Finding Family
The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square

17 March – 27 August 2023
March 17, 2023