Isaac Julien: Riot

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Riot is an intellectual biography of artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien (born 1960), looking at key moments in his career and discussing the influences that shaped them. Julien’s trail-blazing career has moved across film and art, documentary, biography, narrative film and multi-screen installation, and has drawn on influences as disparate as silent cinema, cultural studies, Chinese myth and pirate radio culture. Riot is the first career-long overview on Julien, situating his work in the context of his personal and intellectual development: the friendships, mentors, night clubs, films, politics, records and the artworks that informed his practice.  The backdrop to Julien’s own story is a collage of some of the most  important political and cultural events of the past 30 years:  Thatcherism and the rise of neo-liberalism, the AIDS epidemic, punk rock, social riots, the globalization of the art market and the movement  of filmmakers into the gallery. 

  • Authors: Isaac  Julien, Giuliana Bruno, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, bell hooks, Kobena  Mercer, Laura Mulvey, Mark Nash, B. Ruby Rich, Christine Van Assche
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: MoMA, 2014
  • 248 pages, 12"x 9.5"
  • 300 color illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780870708879 
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