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Isaac Julien at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco

Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour. McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco. October 14, 2020 – March 13, 2021

The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of The Hour), 2019. Digital print on Gloss inkjet paper mounted on aluminum, 63 x 84 inches (160 x 213.29 cm). © Isaac Julien.
The Lady of the Lake (Lessons of The Hour), 2019. Digital print on Gloss inkjet paper mounted on aluminum, 63 x 84 inches (160 x 213.29 cm). © Isaac Julien.

First presented at Metro Pictures in 2019, Lessons of the Hour—Frederick Douglass is a ten-screen film installation by Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American writer, abolitionist, statesman, and freed slave Frederick Douglass. The exhibition also includes Julien’s tintype portraits and mise en scènes photographs of the film’s subjects as well as a complementary grouping of works from the McEvoy Family Collection.

For more information, please visit mcevoyarts.org.

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