• Isaac Julien; photo: Thierry Bal

Racial Histories of the Time-based Image: Isaac Julien

British artist Isaac Julien explores histories of race, photography, and the moving image based on his past and current exhibition and single-channel installation Lessons of the Hour.

Julien CBE, RA is a filmmaker and installation artist who creates open-ended narratives that invite spectators to interpret the artwork through physical and sensorial immersion. His 1989 documentary-drama exploring author Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, Looking for Langston, garnered Julien a cult following, while his 1991 debut feature, Young Soul Rebels, won the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design (artsdesign.berkeley.edu) for the most up-to-date series information.