As we traverse Art Basel in Miami Beach, Isaac Julien is mobbed and praised by collectors and fans at every other step. The London-based artist and film-maker is best-known for his poetic and visionary documentaries such as the film installation Lessons of the Hour: Frederick Douglass (2019), which is being shown at Metro Pictures. In the fair’s new Meridians section is the US premiere of Julien’s Lina Bo Bardi—A Marvellous Entanglement (2019), a tribute to the late Brazilian artist and architect. Here, he shares with us his favourite works at the fair.
Image: Portrait of Isaac Julien
Photography: Graeme Robertson