Sunil Gupta: Friends and Lovers -
Coming out in Montréal in the '70s

21 April - 26 May 2018

In this exhibition, Gupta reaches into his image archive to describe his assimilation into Canada via an early embrace of Montréal's gay liberation movement and the development of a new family - an extended gay family. These themes of family and integration were first explored by Gupta in his "Social Security" exhibition at the Showroom in London in 1998, an earlier archival project that explored his Indian family's migration to Montréal in 1969, but which distinctly avoided the underlying and developing friction that he was simultaneously coming out as gay. Now, Gupta fills the gaps in his history by inviting us to see the other side of his life, and what occurred in the community that would help shape the person he is today.