Art, Activism and Queering India
Join artist Sunil Gupta in this talk where he discusses creating a new iconography of same sex desire. He notes of his series of pictures, ‘The Pre-Raphaelite group of painters in England were formed to contest the stifling norms of their world and to express a new moral seriousness and sincerity in their works; especially fluidity around sexuality and gender. I’ve chosen to adapt their focus on camp and sensuality and the arrangement of the body and update it all to visualise a modern Indian queer identity.’
Sunil Gupta The New Pre-Raphaelites #13 Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021.