PHOTOGRAPHS BY JERMAINE FRANCIS
"I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THE WAY IN WHICH ONE CAN HAVE A CERTAIN DISTURBING OR TRAUMATIC BEAUTY, A FORM OF SUBLIME. IT INTRODUCES A CREATIVE DISSONANCE THAT HAS SOMETHING IN COMMON WITH BLUES -- I OFTEN THINK ABOUT HOW A LOT OF BLACK MUSIC HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTED THROUGH WHAT ARE SOMETIMES QUITE DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL EXPERIENCES AND HOW THAT WAY OF COMMUNICATING HAS A CERTAIN SUBLIMITY TO IT."
-- ISAAC JULIEN
Award-winning installation artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien's film Better Life is on view September 10 thru November 13, 2011 at the Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art in Gothenburg Sweden. His nine-screen installation film Ten Thousand Waves will be featured (on three screens) September 22 thru October 30, 2011 at the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in Moscow Russia. Click on the link below for more Isaac Julien news and upcoming exhibit schedule.