Tate Britain Exhibition

Isaac Julien

A still from 'lessons of the hour' by Isaac Julian. A woman of colour sits in a chair in a blue dress against a false backdrop of tress and blue sky. She stares at a footrest opposite her.

Isaac Julien The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of the Hour) 2019. © Isaac Julien. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro

The first major UK exhibition by one of today's most compelling artists and filmmakers

Celebrated for his compelling lyrical films and his video art installations, Isaac Julien is one of the leading artists working in film and video today.

This ambitious solo exhibition reveals the scope of Julien’s pioneering work in film and installation from the early 1980s through to the present day. The exhibition highlights Julien's critical thinking and the way his work breaks down barriers between different artistic disciplines, drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting and sculpture by utilising the themes of desire, history and culture.

The exhibition will present works from early films to large-scale, multi-screen installations which investigate the movement of peoples across different continents, times and spaces. Isaac Julien’s work across forty years will be presented for the first time in the UK.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


27 April – 20 August 2023


To be announced / Free for Members

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