Archives & Identities: Workshops


Sunil Gupta, retracing early 1960s boyhood cruising ground. Delhi 1982, Image courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. © Sunil Gupta. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021.

Archives & Identities: Workshops

4 March 2021 - 6 March 2021

These practical workshops led by Sunil Gupta and Jasleen Kaur are part of New Contemporaries Archives & Identities online symposium.

The workshops centre around DIY exercises for participants that address various themes and strategies including: hidden or contested histories; interrogating the authority of archives and what they might hold, hide or neglect; and intersectionality and the archive.

Specific examples of approaches will be considered from the perspective of diverse identity markers, including how the archive can be a tool for research for both curatorial and artistic outputs.

Thursday 4 March, 6pm & Saturday 11 March, 11am
Booking: Free, here

About the contributors

Sunil Gupta
is a Canadian artist, born in New Delhi, who lives in London. Gupta’s work uses independent photography as a critical practice, focusing on race, migration and queer issues.

Jasleen Kaur (b. 1986, Glasgow) is an artist based in London. Her practice examines diasporic identity and hierarchies of history, both colonial and personal. She works with sculpture, video and writing.

Related Events:

Archives & Identities is an online symposium of discussions, participatory workshops and screenings accompanying Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020 at the South London Gallery. The symposium considers the use of archives in contemporary visual arts practice to explore identities.

Panel Discussion
These workshops are preceded by an online panel discussion. For more info & booking details:

Archives & Identities: Panel Discussion

Online Screening & Artist Response
From 22 February – 21 March Kobby Adi (New Contemporaries alumni 2018) screens Rumours of Riots on our website.

Archives & Identities: Online Screening Kobby Adi

Ufuoma Essi (New Contemporaries 2020) will reflect on the themes of the symposium and the use of archives in her own practice on the New Contemporaries website.

Archives & Identities is programmed by New Contemporaries in partnership with South London Gallery and Camberwell College of Arts (UAL) and is supported by the Bridget Riley Artists’ Professional Development Programme.