‘What we’re trying to do in this work is to continue that trajectory of looking at texts from let’s say, a modernist period, like Césaire, writing about African objects, that first encounter of poets and writers from the diaspora responding. And thinking about that conversation now, which is a very different one.’ – Isaac Julien
Isaac Julien speaks to Whitewall about his film installation Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), which was on view at The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia from 19 June–4 September 2022.
Read the full interview here
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