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The New Pre-Raphaelites

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Paolo and Francesca da Rimini 1855. Tate

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 6.30PM to 8:00 PM

Speaker(s): Sunil Gupta

Join artist Sunil Gupta for this special conversation with Theo Gordon.

Sunil Gupta’s work Untitled #2 from the series The New Pre-Raphaelites is on display as part of our current exhibition The Rossettis. Inspired by the work of the pre-Raphaelites at a previous Tate exhibition, Gupta's interpretation speaks to his contemporary experience in Indian society during a moment of cultural shifts.

This conversation will seek to further explore the artists relationship to the Rossettis, the influence of historic art on his practice and his current work.


Sunil Gupta is a British/Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi 1953) MA (RCA) PhD (Westminster) who lives in London and has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration and queer issues. A retrospective was shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2020/21) and The Image Center, Toronto. He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham. His latest book is We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference, Selected Writings by Sunil Gupta, Aperture New York 2022. His work is in many private and public collections including; the Tokyo Museum of Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Ontario Museum, Tate, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. His work is represented by Hales Gallery (New York, London), Materià Gallery (Rome), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto) and Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi).

Theo Gordon is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of York, working on a book project on Art and HIV/AIDS in the UK. In 2022 he edited We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference: Selected Essays by Sunil Gupta, published by Aperture.

Tickets can be booked via the Tate event page

Location: Tate Britain, The Clore Auditorium, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.

Admission: £10, £7 Concessions, £5 for Tate Collective.