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Isaac Julien

The North Star (Lessons of The Hour) . 2019

The North Star (Lessons of The Hour) . 2019

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Created in consultation with Douglass scholar Celeste-Marie Bernier of the University of Edinburgh, Julien’s film imagines the person of Frederick Douglass through a series of tableaux vivants and gives life to his relationships with other cultural icons of the time. Continue reading Isaac Julien

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Vivian Browne

Two Men . 1968

Two Men . 1968

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Little Men, comprised of large-scale paintings and works on paper, is considered to be Browne’s first major body of work, and remains distinct from the rest of her oeuvre. The series depicts a succession of aging white men—corpulent, wrinkled, and balding—in various states of frustration and rage. These little men are expressively colored blurs of motion, often seeming to be caught mid-tantrum. Continue reading Vivian Browne