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ISAAC JULIEN’S LESSONS OF THE HOUR

Isaac Julien’s LESSONS OF THE HOUR—FREDERICK DOUGLASS is a ten-screen film installation—shot in 35mm and 4K digital—exploring the life and work of the American orator and abolitionist.

The exhibition includes original tintype portraits, color photographs, found archival images, and an assemblage of black and white analog photographs related to Julien’s film Who Killed Colin Roach? (1983).

The film’s score was composed by Paul Gladstone Reid.

ISAAC JULIEN

LESSONS OF THE HOUR—FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Through April 13.

Metro Pictures

519 West 24th Street, New York City.

Through May 12.

University of Rochester

Memorial Art Gallery

500 University Avenue, Rochester.

From top: Isaac JulienLessons of the Hour (still), 2019, courtesy the artist, Metro Pictures, New York, and Victoria Miro, London and Venice; Rob Ball, stills and tintype photographs for Lessons of the Hour by Isaac Julien (2).

GROUNDINGS

GROUNDINGS, organized by Grace Deveney and Tara Aisha Willis, explores movement—seen and unseen—through a series of residencies with artists who work in dance, music, and performance art. The exhibition considers the reciprocal influence between bodies in motion and the invisible forces that govern movement, such as gravity, time, and electricity.

Over the run of GROUNDINGS, performers will hold open rehearsals in which they create performances and physical objects that speak to the themes of the exhibition.

GROUNDINGS artists include Katinka Bock, Blythe Bohnen, George Brecht, John Cage, Martin Soto Climent, Julia Dault, JimmyDeSana, Jonas Dovydenas, Adam EkbergWhit Forrester, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rashid Johnson, IsaacJulien, Annette Kelm, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jack Pierson, Stan Shellabarger, Nancy Spero, Dannielle Tegeder, CarrieMae Weems, and James Welling.

GROUNDINGS

Through May 12.

MCA Chicago

220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago.

From top:

John CageA Dip in the Lake: Ten Quicksteps, Sixty-two Waltzes, and Fifty-six Marches for Chicago and Vicinity, 1978. Felt-tip pen on map. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. © 1993 John Cage TrustPhotograph © MCA Chicago.

Annette KelmUntitled, 2012. Chromogenic development print. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Jimmy De SanaCowboy Boots, 1984. Vintage cibachrome. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Courtesy of the JimmyDe Sana Trust and Salon 94, New York.

Rashid Johnson, Multiple Consciousness, 2010. Gelatin silver print. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. © 2010 RashidJohnsonPhotograph by Nathan Keay© MCA Chicago.

ISAAC JULIEN AT FOG

On Saturday afternoon, London artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien will join UC Berkeley professor Shannon Jackson for a conversation on “global play” at FOG ART + DESIGN 2018.

Julien’s film work includes Looking for Langston (1989), Frantz Fanon—Black Skin, White Mask (1995), and Ten Thousand Waves (2010).

 

ISAAC JULIEN IN CONVERSATION

Saturday, January 13, at 4 pm.

Fort Mason Festival Pavilion

2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco.

Mo Sesay (right in top photo) and Jason Durr in Young Soul Rebels (1991), directed by Isaac Julien.

FRANK BOWLING — ART AND BLACK ATLANTIC CULTURES

Okwui Enwezor, director of Haus der Kunst, welcomes artists Sonia Boyce and Ellen Gallagher, DIA curator Courtney J. Martin, artists and filmmakers Isaac Julien and Steve McQueen, and professors J. Michael Dash and David Scott to THE SEA IS HISTORY—ART AND BLACK ATLANTIC CULTURES.

This symposium—moderated by Mark Nash and Allison Thompson—examines “the intersection of the artistic, theoretical, literary, and cultural dimensions” in the work of Frank Bowling, the Guyanese-born, London-based artist whose work is “deeply connected to, and inflected by Édouard Glissant’s notion of a ‘Caribbean Discourse’—the idea that the entire critical literature and art created within the historical complex of the Black Atlantic is an ongoing process of philosophical reflection.”*

 

THE SEA IS HISTORY—ART AND BLACK ATLANTIC CULTURES, Friday, October 20, 11 am to 7 pm.

HAUS DER KUNST, Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.

*For complete program, see:  hausderkunst.de/en/learn/symposium/2017/sea-is-history/program/

Also see:  royalacademy.org.uk/artist/frank-bowling-ra

From top:

Frank Bowling, Wintergreens, 1986; Frank Bowling exhibition catalogue; Frank Bowling.

Image credit: The Royal Academy, London.

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