Isaac Julien

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The best art and design shows to visit in 2023
Queer Renaissance sculptor Donatello, Marina Abramović, David Hockney and a long-delayed mega-museum in Manchester – your art-design to-do list for the year ahead

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

27, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Life Between Islands review – a mind-altering portrait of British Caribbean life through art
Seventy years of tumultuous to-and-fro between grey Britain and the golden Caribbean, belonging and exile, power this crucial, enthralling show

Laura Cumming

05, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Life Between Islands review: displaying the power and passion of Caribbean-British art
Resistance and defiance and celebrations, arrivals, departures and returns: from photographs of protests to a Union Black flag, this timely show is an unmissable testament to creativity

Adrian Searle

29, Nov, 2021 @6:38 PM

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Stuffed Tokyo super-rats and Isaac Julien’s abolition hero – the week in art
A vibrant survey of the Olympic capital in art and a 10-screen video devoted to anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass – all in your weekly dispatch

Jonathan Jones

30, Jul, 2021 @12:22 PM

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Anish Kapoor shines in Norfolk and a load of men are dismantled – the week in art
The Photographers Gallery reopens post-lockdown with portraits of humour and humanity, masculinity is on show at the Barbican, and Grayson Perry’s pots are back in Bath

Jonathan Jones

10, Jul, 2020 @2:54 PM

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The greatest film scenes shot on the River Thames – ranked!
As a new David Attenborough documentary examines the waterway’s history, we rate the river’s finest movie cameos

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jun, 2020 @12:30 PM

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Isaac Julien on Frederick Douglass: 'It's an extraordinary story'
The British artist talks about his series of tableaux vivants focused on the trailblazing abolitionist who is more relevant than ever

Nadja Sayej

15, Mar, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Isaac Julien: 'It's another watershed moment for history of queer rights'
In Sydney for the 40th Mardi Gras, the pioneering proponent of New Queer Cinema reflects on once radical ideas that have made it to the mainstream

Glenn Dunks

17, Feb, 2018 @3:35 AM

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Power to… the art of protest
Politically engaged art is thriving again. We look at the rich history of protest art and talk to radical artists about their work

Tim Adams

11, Sep, 2016 @7:30 AM

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On the money: Isaac Julien's Playtime, with James Franco – video

Isaac Julien's latest project is an ambitious seven-screen video installation at the Victoria Miro. Watch a trailer here

29, Jan, 2014 @4:31 PM

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Playtime: James Franco stars in a meditation on the power of money

Isaac Julien's seven-screen installation, which features Franco as an art adviser, revolves around the flow of capital – the unseen director of all our lives, writes Adrian Searle

Adrian Searle

29, Jan, 2014 @4:31 PM

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Isaac Julien, artist – portrait of the artist

The film-maker and installation artist on bridging the gap between art and cinema, and what he learned from the Baader-Meinhof gang

Interview by Laura Barnett

26, Nov, 2013 @6:03 PM

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