We are delighted to announce the participation of Isaac Julien in LOOP Fair 2021, taking place from November 16 to 18 at Gaudi’s Casa Milà.

At LOOP, we will be showing Julien’s work Lessons of the Hour (Who Killed Colin Roach?, 1983) from 2019.  This work consists of Isaac Julien’s very first film from 1983, which he created as an art student, and a series of silver gelatin photographs of a demonstration in London. While making Lessons of the Hour in 2019, Isaac Julien rediscovered these photographs, which was at the same time when the Black Lives Matter protests were taking place. It is fascinating how significant Julien’s work from the early 1980s still is in our present time.

Loop Fair has been the first in its field exclusively dedicated to the discovery, promotion and acquisition of contemporary video art works and strives to re-examine traditional art fair models and methods of presentation by taking into account both the changing attitudes of viewing and interacting with art, and the particularities of moving image practices.

For this year’s edition, LOOP Fair adapts its format to offer yet another physical experience and an exceptional meeting point for the ever growing moving image community. The iconic modernist building by Antoni Gaudí – “Casa Milà” – will provide the ideal venue to set up a dynamic display of the latest contributions to moving image creation.

Practical information:
Pg. de Gràcia, 92, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
The exhibition will run from November 16 to the 18.

ABOUT Isaac Julien

Born in 1960, London, UK
Lives and works in London, UK and Santa Cruise, CA

Isaac Julien, CBE RA is a critically acclaimed British artist and filmmaker. In 2018, Julien joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz where he is a distinguished professor of the arts and leads the Isaac Julien Lab together with Arts Professor Mark Nash. Current and recent international solo exhibitions include: Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement, CentroCentro (Panorama Madrid), Madrid, Spain, on view until 29 August 2021; Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour, McAvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco (2020–2021); Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi — A Marvellous Entanglement, MAXXI, Rome (2020–2021); Isaac Julien: Western Union: Small Boats, Neuberger Museum, New York (2020); Isaac Julien: Frederick Douglass: Lessons of the Hour, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah (2019); Looking for Langston at Tate Britain (2019); and Playtime at LACMA (2019). Julien has previously exhibited at venues including Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013), Art Institute of Chicago (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2012), and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005). Julien is the recipient of The Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award 2017 and was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2017.