In celebration of the Barnes centennial, the museum has commissioned Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), an immersive five-screen installation by artist and filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien, on view from 19 June 2022.
The work explores the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who was an early US collector and exhibitor of African material culture, and the famed philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke, known as the ‘Father of the Harlem Renaissance.’
Image: Isaac Julien, André Holland as Alain Locke on the set of the film Once Again (Statues Never Die), 2022
© Isaac Julien
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro