Artists Raisa Kabir and Raju Rage examine queer health, trans health and aging in the context of networks of care, disability justice and alternative frameworks for queer survival.
Using Sunil Gupta's exhibition From Here to Eternity at The Photographers' Gallery as a starting point, this online event will combine pre-recorded elements and live responses to interrogate issues raised in Gupta's practice in relation to trans activism, health care and resistance.
There will also be opportunity for contributions from the audience.
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Raisa Kabir lives and works in London, UK. Kabir is an interdisciplinary artist and weaver, who utilises woven text/textiles, sound, video and performance to translate and visualise concepts concerning the cultural politics of cloth, labour and embodied geographies. Kabir addresses cultural anxieties surrounding nationhood, textile identities and the cultivation of borders; as well as examining the encoded violence in histories of labour in globalised neo-colonial textile production.
Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival. Based in London and working beyond, they explore the spaces and relationships between dis/connected bodies, theory and practice, text and the body and aesthetics and the political substance. Their current interests are around economies, care and resistance. They are a member of Collective Creativity arts collective, and are a creative educator and independent scholar with an interest in radical pedagogy. Raju has a theirstory in activism, self and collective organised queer/ transgender/ people of colour movements and creative projects in London and beyond from which their politics and works draw on and from.
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From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective is co-organised by The Photographers’ Gallery and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto, Canada), in collaboration with Autograph.
Images, from top: 1) From the book Sunil Gupta: From Here to Eternity, published by Autograph, 2020. Image courtesy Sunil Gupta. 3) Sunil Gupta, India Gate [detail], 1987. From the series Exiles. Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery and Vadehra Art Gallery. © Sunil Gupta