Isaac Julien / Creative Caribbean Network

Bass Museum of Art, Miami, 1 December 2010.

PUMA.Creative and the Bass Museum of Art announce a three-year partnership as part of the launch of the Creative Caribbean Network, an initiative dedicated to promoting the work of Caribbean artists. This partnership will celebrate the rich artistic heritage of the Caribbean region and the Caribbean Diaspora by creating an international platform in Miami for photographers, performers, writers, musicians and other artists from the Caribbean region. An ongoing series of exhibitions, music performances, educational activities and other live events will take place at the Bass Museum site at key dates in the Miami cultural calendar over the next three years.

To launch the initiative, the Bass Museum of Art and PUMA.Creative are delighted to present, a solo exhibition of work by the celebrated artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien in a project entitled Isaac Julien/Creative Caribbean Network. Presented from December 2, 2010 through March 6, 2011, this exhibition will open to the public concurrent to Art Basel Miami Beach.

ISAAC JULIEN/Creative Caribbean Network is the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in the last ten years. It showcases the US premiere of Julien’s critically acclaimed, nine-screen installation, Ten Thousand Waves (2010) as well as the film installations and photographic seriesParadise Omeros (2002), Baltimore (2003) and Vagabondia (2000).

Julien is a British artist and filmmaker, of Caribbean heritage, whose work incorporates different artistic disciplines, drawing from and commenting on film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture, and uniting them to create a unique poetic visual language in audiovisual film installations. Julien is as equally acclaimed for his fluent, arresting films as his vibrant and inventive gallery installations. His installations are presented on an epic scale; poetic and art-historical references are interwoven into frank portrayals of human drama.

04.12.2010 | by franciscabagulho | Isaac Julien