Isaac Julien is an internationally acclaimed artist and filmmaker. One of the objectives of his practice is to break down the barriers that exist between different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, and uniting them to construct a powerfully visual narrative.
Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.00)
Wed–Fri 11.00-20.00 (last entry 19.00)
Except during Photo London (18-21 May)
A photographic exhibition revisiting Isaac Julien’s seminal film Looking for Langston (1989).
This exhibition presents a body of work that revisits his seminal film Looking for Langston (1989), a poetic documentary and homage to Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. When Julien was preparing to make what would become this award-winning work, he studied the photographs of James Van der Zee, George Platt Lynes and Robert Mapplethorpe. This work is regarded as a cinematic landmark in the exploration of desire and the reciprocity of the gaze, created at a time when the AIDS crisis was at its height.
Looking for Langston opens as part of Photo London (18 – 21 May 2017), during which time it will only be accessible with a valid Photo London ticket. The exhibition continues free of charge from 22 – 29 May.