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Studio Lecture Series: Isaac Julien

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'Lessons in Looking'

Stanford Department of Art & Art History's Millicent Greenwell Clapp Studio Lecture Series presents Isaac Julien.

Sir Isaac Julien, RA (b.1960) is a critically acclaimed British artist and filmmaker. In 2018, Julien joined the faculty at the University of California Santa Cruz, where he is Distinguished Professor of the Arts and leads the Moving Image Lab together with Arts Professor Mark Nash.

Current and recent international solo exhibitions include Isaac Julien, Tate Britain, London 2023; Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entanglement, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2023; Lessons of the Hour, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, 2022–3; Once Again…(Statues Never Die), Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2022; Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entanglement, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2022; Lessons of the Hour, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, 2020–1; Lina Bo Bardi: A Marvellous Entanglement, MAXXI, Rome, 2020–1; Western Union: Small Boats, Neuberger Museum, New York, 2020; Looking for Langston, Tate Britain, London, 2019; Playtime, LACMA, Los Angeles, 2019.

Julien is the recipient of the 2016–17 James R. Brudner ’83 Memorial Prize, the Royal Academy of Arts Charles Wollaston Award 2017, and a Goslar Kaiserring Award in 2022. He was made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017, and granted a knighthood as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours List in 2022 for services to diversity and inclusion in art.

Image: The New Negro Aesthetic (detail) from Once Again ... (Statues Never Die), 2022. Image courtesy of the artist & Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © 2022 Isaac Julien.

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