A presentation (3 February – 27 May 2018) in the Focus Gallery of the award-winning 2007 film which portrays people attempting to cross continents.
The exhibition presents Julien’s three-projection work Western Union: Small Boats from 2007 in surroundings that are totally blue. Western Union: Small Boats brings together baroque pageantry and metaphor in a work that, referring to journeys made across the Mediterranean by Asians and Africans trying to enter Europe by sea, experiments with notions of cultural entanglement and the dissent between aesthetics and politics.
Image: Isaac Julien, Western Union: Small Boats, 2007
Installation, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, 2018
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro
Photography: Maja Theodoraki