Isaac Julien has received the Goslar Kaiserring Award 2022 for his breaking down the barriers between different artistic disciplines by drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture and uniting them in a highly sensual visual narrative.
The Kaiserring jury also stated: 'Julien's work deals with important social and human issues of our time – racism, migration, diversity, queerness, homophobia and chauvinism – and encourages us to rethink and explore social responsibility.'
In response, Isaac Julien comments, 'This award has a long and impressive history, and many of the previous winners are long-time friends and colleagues (…) Receiving this award is also an inspiration to continue the work that I have been doing for four decades.'
Image: Portrait of Isaac Julien. Photo by Thierry Bal.