Artist Talk: Issac Julien
Thursday 26th Jan, 2017

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
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Artist Isaac Julien will give a talk titled "Geopoetics—Choreographing the Moving Image.​" Julien’s film practice incorporates different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture. In this lecture, he will present how he unites them to create a unique poetic visual language and topography in audio-visual film installations. Reflecting upon new filmic cultural techniques, Julien will present his take on the migration of images across the genealogies of moving images in an art and filmic context.
FREE, in the Auditorium
On Friday, March 3, 2017, return to the Albright-Knox for a free screening of Julien's work as part of M&T FIRST FRIDAY.

Isaac Julien is a Turner Prize–nominated artist and filmmaker. Earlier works include "Young Soul Rebels," 1991, which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the acclaimed poetic documentary "Looking for Langston," 1989, and "Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask," 1996. Julien has pioneered a form of multi-screen installations with works such as "WESTERN UNION: Small Boats," 2007, "TenThousand Waves," 2010, and "Playtime: Kapital," 2014.

Julien was also a participant in the 56th Biennale di Venezia organized by Okwui Enwezor in 2015. His work is included in the collections of institutions around the world. In 2013, a monographic survey of his career to date, "Riot," was published by the MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

Julien is currently producing a new work that is a poetic meditation on aspects of the life and architecture of Lina Bo Bardi, entitled "The Seven Faces of Lina Bo Bardi." The first chapter of this work, "Stones Against Diamonds," was shown during the 56th Biennale di Venezia, Art Basel, and Art Basel Miami Beach in 2015. Julien is Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London.
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