Isaac Julien in Tate Britain

Sir Isaac Julien, artist and filmmaker known for his expressive films and video installations, is currently holding his first solo exhibition in the UK titled “What Freedom Is To Me” at Tate Britain.

The exhibit showcases the breadth and depth of Julien’s innovative work in film and installation, spanning from the early 1980s to the present day. This ambitious exhibition highlights Julien’s critical thinking and his ability to transcend the boundaries between different art forms, drawing inspiration from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting, and sculpture. Through his exploration of themes such as desire, history, and culture, Julien’s works examine the movement of people across diverse continents, times, and spaces.

The exhibition features an array of Julien’s works, ranging from his early films to expansive, multiscreen installations. It represents a unique opportunity to experience the 40-year evolution of Isaac Julien’s artistry in the UK. Read more about the exhibition via the link below.

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What Freedom Is To Me
April 26-August 20
Tate Britain

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ABOUT Isaac Julien

Sir 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.

Isaac Julien was born in 1960, London, UK
He lives and works in London, UK and Santa Cruz, CA