A rare opportunity to see two remarkable and relevant film installations by acclaimed British contemporary artist Isaac Julien. His work addresses issues of globalization, movements of peoples, displacement, and the aesthetics of geography.
These visually encompassing narratives place you in times and locations that reflect the past while projecting the future. Immersive and poetic, they will captivate and inspire you.
WESTERN UNION: Small Boats (2007) tells the stories of people seeking a better life and their dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to escape war and famine.
True North (2004) is inspired by Matthew Henson, the black American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary to the North Pole.
Images: (1) Isaac Julien, Western Union Series No. 1 (Cast No Shadow), 2007. Duratrans image in lightbox, 120 x 120 cm. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Metro Pictures, New York. (2) Isaac Julien, Western Union Series No. 2 (Flight Towards Other Destinies 1), 2007. Duratrans image in lightbox, 120 x 244 cm. Courtesy the artist, Victoria Miro Gallery, London and Metro Pictures, New York. (3) Isaac Julien, Western Union: Small Boats, 2007. Five screen projection, 18’22”. 35mm colour film transferred to high definition, 5.1 surround sound. Installation view (detail) Museum Brandhorst, Munich 2008. Courtesy the artist and Museum Brandhorst. WESTERN UNION: Small Boats and True North were created by Isaac Julien.