Isaac Julien

Isaac Julien - Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves) Isaac Julien is one of the most important artists working in the area of moving image for over 25 years. His work incorporates different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, and uniting them to create a unique poetic visual language in audio-visual film installations. Julien was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001 for his films The Long Road to Mazatlán (1999) and Vagabondia (2000). Julien is represented in museum and private collections throughout the world, including Tate; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou; the Guggenheim Museum; the Hirshhorn Museum; and the Brandhorst Museum. Julien lives and works in London.

On Air: Isaac Julien - Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves)

Isaac Julien’s work often explore themes of class, cultural history and identity. His video artwork Encore: Tabula Rasa (Ten Thousand Waves) relates to the artist’s nine-screen installation Ten Thousand Waves (2010), which examines the relationship between China's ancient past and rapidly-evolving present. In Latin, the term ‘tabula rasa’ means blank slate, and here, we witness the cyclic depiction and erasure of traditional Chinese calligraphy, in a dance between older and newer generations. -> Homepage of the Artist: -> Isaac Julien on Wikipedia From the Sedition Selection