In the Frame: Isaac Julien, Art Gallery of NSW

Date 08.02.2022
Time 7:30pm (AEDT)
Location Online Live or Catch Up
Date: 08.02.2022 Time: 7:30pm (AEDT)

Watch renowned British filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien in conversation with Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami about his work, diaspora politics, immigration and how to find humanity in the face of crisis.

Julien’s video work Western union: Small boats (The leopard) is currently on display at the Art Gallery of NSW as part of the exhibition Family: Visions of a shared humanity which has been guest curated by Franklin Sirmans. The video was produced in 2007 at a time of international debate about immigration policies and relates to the waves of migration that have reshaped the globe in the first decades of the 21st Century.

The Family exhibition features nine leading international video artists on the interconnectedness of humanity at a moment of division. When we are all facing attack by both an invisible virus and a highly visible pandemic of social injustice, can we find deeper meaning in the term ‘family’, as it pertains to humanity globally?

Sirmans and Julien will discuss the key themes from the exhibition as well as Julien’s remarkable career, joined by the Gallery’s special exhibition curator Jackie Dunn.

Join the livestreamed event on YouTube or Facebook, or catchup later via the Watch, Listen, Read section of our website.

In The Frame is a series of lively conversations with artists and thinkers that unpacks the connections between art and the ideas, issues and events that matter most to us today.

This program is part of the UK/Australian Season, supported by the British Council.