Red Chamber Room (Ten Thousand Waves), 2010. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Curated by Solange Farkas
2012 | SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil and SESCTV
Four multiple-screen installations, created throughout the last decade, comprise the central segment of the British artist Isaac Julien’s first solo show in Brazil. Isaac Julien: Geopoetics is curated by Solange Farkas and will be held at SESC Pompeia starting in September, alongside parallel screenings of Julien’s films on SESCTV for the duration of the show.
The show spans two decades of Julien’s production and sets out to reveal to Brazilian audiences the dual character of his oeuvre: it highlights both his deep concern with cultural identity, social affirmation, gender issues, and politics, and his thorough attention to formal aspects, which entails a sharp and precise use of colors and shades, multifaceted narrative constructions, and visual and sound superimpositions. The show’s title refers to the deep connection between artistic image and the way it positions itself in the world.