Final week – Isaac Julien: Looking for Langston at Tate Britain
On view until 17 November 2019, Looking for Langston is a film that breaks down traditional divisions between different art forms, and explores Black, queer desire in a setting which has no clear time or place.
Bringing together poetry and image to lookat the private world of the Black artists and writers who were part of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, the film begins with a recording of a radio broadcast made in tribute to US poet and social activist Langston Hughes after his death in 1967.
The film continues to shift, from imagined scenes and dream sequences to archive footage, tracing the relationship between a younger Hughes and Beauty, the object of his desire. Curated by Aicha Mehrez.