Exhibition view, Isaac Julien: "I dream a world" Looking for Langston. www.victoria-miro.com. Credit: Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London (Photography Thierry Bal). Copyright Isaac Julien.
Isaac Julien made his entrance into the art world in the late 1980s with his seminal film Looking for Langston, a contemplative celebration of black queerness. He was later awarded the Semaine de la Critique prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991 for Young Soul Rebels, which highlighted unacknowledged racist and homophobic attitudes prevalent in London against a backdrop of seventies disco and radio culture. Julien's contextual depth and aesthetic vision can be seen again in his latest exhibition that refers to his earlier film, "I dream a world" Looking for Langston at Victoria Miro Gallery.