Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me

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An engrossing book about one of the most important and pioneering contemporary artists and filmmakers working today.

'Dance, theatre, music, sculpture, painting, all of these different modes of artmaking are encapsulated into my practice, which is why I chose film as a medium for making my work.' --Isaac Julien

Celebrated for his compelling lyrical films and video art installations, Isaac Julien is one of the leading artists working today. This landmark book reveals the scope of Julien’s pioneering practice of over forty years, from the early 1980s to the present day, showcasing works from early films to large-scale, multi-screen installations which investigate the movement of peoples across different continents, times and spaces. It includes some of his early projects as part of Sankofa Film and Video Collective (1983–92); his critically acclaimed ten-screen video installation Lessons of the Hour 2019, a portrait of the life and times of Frederick Douglass, the visionary African American orator, philosopher and self-liberated freedom-fighter; and Once Again … (Statues Never Die) 2022. 

Hardcover - 208 pages - ISBN 978-1849768726

First Published 2023 by order of the Tate Trustees by Tate Publishing, a division of Tate Enterprise Ltd.

Millbank, London SWIP 4RG

On the occasion of the exhibition Isaac Julien: What Freedom Is To Me

Tate Britain, London - 26 April - 20 August 2023

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf - 23 September 2023 - 14 January 2024

Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht - 3 February - 9 June 2024