A new mural by Isaac Julien goes on view in La Jolla, California
La Jolla, California, has welcomed a newly installed public work by Isaac Julien. Julien’s mural, ECLIPSE (PLAYTIME), is a still from the artist’s 2013 film Playtime in which he explores and critiques how the flow of financial capital controls the contemporary art world.
The work is part of the Murals of La Jolla project that has been bringing public art to the walls of the community for the past ten years. Previous artists have included John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Alex Katz, and Catherine Opie.
Image: Isaac Julien, ECLIPSE (PLAYTIME), 2013 (detail), 2020
Address: 7569 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California
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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.