Isaac Julien: Refuge

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery | 11-Oct-2016
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents a new exhibition of work by Isaac Julien, one of Britain's most influential and critically acclaimed artists working today. Presented from 21 October until 19 November 2016, Isaac Julien: Refuge is a survey of the artist's complex, poetic film and photographic installations spanning three continents and eight years, including the Australian debut of Julien's new multi-screen installation Stones Against Diamonds (2015), a work shot inside the Icelandic Vatnajökull caves, Europe's biggest glacier.
Venue: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Address: 8 Soudan Lane (off Hampden Street) Paddington NSW 2021 Sydney Australia
Date: 21 October - 19 November 2016
Time: 10am - 6pm Tuesday to Friday, 11am - 6pm Saturday
Ticket: FREE
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Isaac Julien, En Passage (Stones Against Diamonds), 2015. Premier photograph, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
For Isaac Julien's solo exhibition 'Refuge' at Roslyn Oxley9, the artist will show a new work titled 'Stones Against Diamonds' (2015), which will be juxtaposed with one of the artist's most prophetic works 'WESTERN UNION: Small Boats' (2007) that was shot in Sicily and which pre-dates the current global crisis on migration by a nearly a decade. Together the works explore cartographies of displacement, from the baroque to modernist architecture, from Italy, to Iceland and Brazil.

Known for pioneering multi-screen installations, Julien is one of Britain's most influential artists working today with his cinematic and photographic works combining theoretical sophistication with visual luxury and sensuality.

Julien's practice is distinguished by the attention paid to visual and sonic qualities, that unite a range of artistic disciplines to create the work's sophisticated approach to critical and theoretical resonances concerning the world issues today. The aesthetic leitmotifs of his works often build on and extrapolate from his explorations of geographical areas of change and crises: the movement of populations, trans-cultural exchange, and the implacably growing influence of powerful interests while ignoring nature's changing economy. He adapts these themes into powerful poetic and visual meditations.

Isaac Julien: Refuge will be Isaac Julien's fifth solo exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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