Lessons of the Hour (3 March–12 May 2019) is a meditation on the life, words, and actions of Frederick Douglass (1818–1895), the visionary African American abolitionist and freed slave, and on the issues of social justice that shaped his life’s work. More poem than story, ten video projections provide visitors with a special opportunity to be immersed in the spirit of this monumental historical figure.
Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass is the second exhibition in MAG’s “Reflections on Place” series of media art commissions informed by the history, culture, and politics of the City of Rochester, New York. read the press release
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Image: Isaac Julien, Lessons of the Hour, 2019
© Isaac Julien
Courtesy the artist, Metro Pictures New York, and Victoria Miro London/Venice