Opening Party "Isaac Julien" Perth Festival 2022

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The JCG presents two works by acclaimed British Film maker and installation artists Isaac Julien for the Perth Festival 2022.

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Acclaimed British film maker and installation artist, Isaac Julien’s film installations and photographs incorporate different artistic disciplines to create a poetic and unique visual language. Featured in this ground breaking exhibition will be two seminal works.

Ten Thousand Waves is a majestic multi-screen installation weaving together stories that link China’s ancient past and present, reflecting upon the enduring spectre of human trafficking in relation to the 2004 Morecambe Bay tragedy in northern England, where 23 illegal Chinese immigrants lost their life.

In its Australian premiere, Lessons of the Hour is a poetic meditation on thelife of the visionary African American orator, philosopher and self-liberatedslave, Frederick Douglass. Cited as the most photographed American in the 19th Century, Douglass was intimately aware of the expressive power of images and articulated his ground breaking vision of how picture making and photography could offer powerful tools in the fight for social justice and equal human rights for all.

This exhibition is a Perth Festival event presented in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival and SAMSTAG Art Museum.

Image caption: The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of the Hour) (detail), 2019, framed gloss, inkjet photograph mounted on aluminum , 160 × 213.29 CM

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One of Western Australia’s major public art galleries and one of the largest and best-equipped university galleries in the country is located on the Bentley campus of Curtin University.

Through an innovative exhibition program, the John Curtin Gallery complements the international perspective of the University. Collaborating with national and international artists and curators, the Gallery contributes to the dynamic and changing culture of Australia by fostering critical dialogue.

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