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Homoerotic exhibition called off

Delhi-based photo-artist Sunil Gupta’s latest exhibition, themed on homosexuality, has been closed down soon after it kicked off in the Capital. Titled Sun City & Other Stories, the photography show is a fictional narrative inspired by French film La Jetée.

art and culture Updated: Mar 28, 2012 00:46 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times
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Delhi-based photo-artist Sunil Gupta’s latest exhibition, themed on homosexuality, has been closed down soon after it kicked off in the Capital.

Titled Sun City & Other Stories, the photography show, which is a fictional narrative inspired by French film La Jetée, was to remain open till April 15, but was called off just a day after its preview at Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française.

A picture from Sunil Gupta’s art show.

A guest who was present at the preview told us that cops stormed into to the venue during the preview and started enquiring about the artist.

When we contacted the Tughlaq Road police station, an official said, “A man named Hargobind Arora called up that the show has adult and nude photos on display. That’s when we sent a squad.”

Gupta, a veteran who has showcased in many parts of the world earlier, says, “I’m not in a position to say anything ... calling off the exhibition was Alliance Française’s decision.”

The director of the centre remained unavailable for comment.

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First Published: Mar 27, 2012 18:25 IST