Isaac Julien featured in Diaspora Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

Presented by International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale (13 May - 26 November 2017).

 

The Diaspora Pavilion is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale and takes its form from the coming-together of nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilise diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.

 

The pavilion also forms part of the 22-month, joint ICF and UAL project ‘Diaspora Platform’, which is designed to deliver mentoring and professional development by eleven selected mentors for twelve UK-based emerging artists whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, one-on-one mentoring sessions and group masterclasses. The selected participants and eight of the mentors will all showcase their work in the Diaspora Pavilion.

 

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Image: Isaac Julien, Western Union Series No. 12 (Balustrade), 2007. Duratrans image in lightbox. 120 x 120 cm, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.⠀

Posted 12 May 2017

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